User anonymity and personal information
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on the MDDUS web servers. Log files do not capture personal information, but do capture the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by MDDUS web servers.
Aggregated analyses of these log files are used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be made available to MDDUS staff and partner agencies to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.
Except as stated already, MDDUS will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network services provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of MDDUS.
MDDUS will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, MDDUS reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of MDDUS web services.
As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for MDDUS to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.
All log file information collected by MDDUS is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can control if and when you allow cookies to be stored on your machine, and can view or delete any cookies stored.
The MDDUS website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by the MDDUS website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences or to track how visitors make use of the website. Cookies are not shared with any third parties. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.
The list below details the cookies we use and why.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overivew for more details.
Bespoke MDDUS 'Role' Cookie
This cookie stores the job category selected by the user and is used to tailor the website for relevance to that role. Expries 1 month from creation.
ASP.NET uses the session to store user specific values. During the session the cookie is used to identify a single user and associate the correct session data with that user.
Visit Microsoft Support for more details.
Bespoke MDDUS 'Resolution' Cookie
Screen resolution cookie. This cookie identifies the best layout for your page based on your screen resolution.
Some services on the MDDUS website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used.
All of the information you provide on the member registration form will be automatically and securely stored in our membership database. This database is used to hold your details and enables us to provide the membership service to you.
It will also be used for monitoring and statistical analysis to help us provide more effectively targeted services.
We may disclose information to legal or other advisors and defence organisations as part of our advisory and claims handling process.