This website is owned by Orkney Islands Council and operated by Orkney Library & Archive.  We aim to provide secure and safe interaction for users of the website and are committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may submit. Orkney Islands Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for Data Protection purposes, adheres to the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner (http://www.ico.gov.uk), and complies with the Data Protection Act (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/contents). This policy explains how any personal data collected by this website will be used by Orkney Islands Council and Orkney Library & Archive. What information will our website gather? IP Addresses Orkney Islands Council uses your IP address to gather broad demographic information about visitors and to monitor the frequency with which visitors return to the website. Email links All email links on this website are direct email addresses for submissions of details of requests to relevant individuals and departments of Orkney Library & Archive and relevant third parties. Social Media and external links Orkney Library & Archive utilises various social media services and provides links to various useful external websites on this website. The privacy policies of each of these services are not controlled by Orkney Islands Council and should be reviewed by the user before use of these services. Twitter Facebook Google KnowUk Oxford Dictionaries Cookies Cookies are small text files stored on your computer. They come from the websites that you visit and are collected by your web browser. Almost every website uses cookies and many sites would not work properly without them. The majority are harmless and do one of four simple tasks: Storing your preferences on a website helping you through an e-commerce payment process tracking advertising campaigns providing the website owner with site usage data This web site does store cookies on your computer, but these do not contain personal data or anything that could identify you to others. The technical platform of this website does use cookies, solely to aid the proper technical functioning of the website. The cookies used in this website do not collect or disclose any personal information about you as a visitor. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Allow or reject cookies We recommend you allow the cookies to be set by this website as they help us to provide a better service and make our website easier to use. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored. Find out more about how to manage cookies.  If you set your browser to refuse all cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on various websites that does not work. What we do with your data We use information we collect from the website to help us provide and improve our services to you.  We comply with the Data Protection Act in that: We ensure that it is fairly and lawfully processed We ensure that it is only processed for the purposes for which it was collected We ensure that any information collected is relevant and not excessive We ensure that any information you submit to us is recorded accurately We don’t keep you information for longer than is necessary We ensure that your information is processed in accordance with your rights We ensure that your information is held securely  
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