Data Protection

Your privacy is important to OCC and we are committed to respecting information about you. We are registered under the Data Protection Act (Notification No. Z7152789) and comply with its provisions.

Personal Information

In general, you can visit OCC on the Web without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself.

There are times, however, when we may request information from you such as your name, address or e-mail address, for example, if we hope to correspond with you.

Before collecting any personal details, OCC will advise you how the information will be used and you will always be given the option of declining to give personal information to us. Any information that you agree to give us will be protected by technical and organisational processes such as using encryption for credit card numbers to ensure your information is secure and accurate.

Privacy Technology

Technology will increasingly provide you with more control over your personal information and OCC actively supports the development of privacy technologies to help achieve these goals.

In this way, we can help to create greater trust and confidence in the way personal information is handled.

Anonymous Information Collection And Use

The OCC website does not capture or store personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. This is used to record the number of visitors to our site.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

Our use of cookies

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website.

Hotjar

Hotjar sets cookies to help us to passively collect information whilst navigating through and interacting with the content on our website, as well as information about your device or computer (such as cookies).The sole purpose of passively collecting your information is to improve your experience when using our web services. For more information please refer to the Hotjar website and Hotjar Privacy policy.

Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit. To find out more about how to delete and disable cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Personal data

Personal data (i.e. information which could identify you) submitted to us, for example in response to a consultation, will only be used to respond to your feedback. We will not pass it on to any third party without your consent.

Children, Other Sites and Questions

Children's data:
While none of OCC's web sites are directed towards children, we are committed to comply with applicable laws and requirements such as the UK Children Act 1989 and the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Business relationships:
OCC sites may contain links to other web sites. OCC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Questions regarding this statement:
Please help us keep your information up-to-date by informing us of any changes.

If you wish to access, correct or delete any of your personal data held by us, or if you have any questions regarding this statement, please direct them by emailing enquiries@oxfordcc.co.uk or by post to: Communications Manager, Oxford Computer Consultants, 23-38 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EP