Who is responsible for the data and information collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the administrator. The administrator’s contact details can be found on our contact page.
Information you give to us
You may give us information about you by filling in forms at ocbs-courses.org or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register through forms on our site or in the process of buying one of our products, when you contact us through the site and when you report a problem with our site or one of our courses. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and related interests.
Ways of collecting information
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This applies to the data you enter into the registration, buying and login forms.
Other data are collected automatically by our website when you visit it. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
In running and maintaining the website we may collect and process anonymous data, including information about use of the site, details of visits, pages viewed and the resources accessed. This information includes traffic data and other communication data.
We use Google Analytics cookies to gather this information to assist in improving the website experience and for statistical purposes to track how many users we have and how often they visit our websites. We collect information about which pages are most frequently visited, by which types of users and from which countries.
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors.
Uses made of the information
Apart from the analytics purposes stated above, we may process Personal Data held about you for some or all of the following reasons:
– to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts and agreements entered into between you and us;
– to process payments for our products and services;
– to contact and inform you about our products and offers, including products and services which you have not bought and those you did;
– to contact and inform you about promotions and sales of our products and services;
– to provide our charitable services for organisations and for individuals, including enquiries;
– to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
Disclosure of your information
We may share your information with selected third parties:
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligation.
Regarding the OCBS mailing list, your details are shared with our third party provider of services: Elastic Email.
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on password-protected computers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access (see “SSL or TLS encryption” below).
We hold your email address and name in order to send you our newsletter. The newsletter includes details of our activities, both those offered for free and those requiring payment.
Your details are held on our mailing list host site – Elastic Email. You can unsubscribe any time from the list by using the link at the bottom of all of our newsletters, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Your details are held for processing of your registration, payment, and compliance with legal requirements as well as the above stated purposes.
If you wish to view your rights under the new data protection laws you can click here.