Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy

This website is owned and operated by S.T.A.R. (SUE THIEDEMAN ASSOCIATES) C.I.C. (“We” “Us” “STAR CIC”).

Use of www.starcic.org (the “Site”) constitutes your acceptance of the following Privacy and Cookie Policy:

The following information will help you to understand how we collect and use the information you provide to Us when using the Site.

What information do we collect?

When you visit the Site you may provide us with up to four types of information:

(1) Information that is collected by Us during a browsing session that allows the Site to function properly.

(2) Usage information that is collected by Us as you browse the Site.

(3) Other sources of usage information that is collected by Us via log files as you browse the Site.

(4) Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose via e-mail or other means, which is collected on an individual basis.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files, which are stored on your computer or other mobile or handheld device as you browse the Site. They are widely used in order to make the Site function properly and they are also a means of providing information to us about how the site is being used so that we can make improvements to your browsing experience.

Information collected by Us (via cookies) that allows the Site to function properly

Cookies are present on the Site that simply exist in order to maintain full functionality.

The Site is built on the WordPress platform, which utilises cookies when you submit a comment to one of our articles via a comment form, which may or may not be present at any time on the Site. This is purely for convenience, so that you will not need to re-enter all of your information if you want to leave a subsequent comment at a later date. These cookies are: comment_author, comment_author_email and comment_author_url. They expire within a year from the time they are originally set (i.e. when your first comment is added to the Site).

The WordPress platform may at any time also store a session cookie called PHPSESSID, helping us to identify your unique browsing session on the Site.

The WordPress platform may at any time also store a series of cookies called wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1 and wordpress_test_cookie. When present, their role will form an essential part of the Site functionality. They are anonymous and are removed as soon as your web browser is closed.

Website usage information collected by Us (also via cookies)

Information collected via cookies includes dates and times of visits to the Site, pages viewed, general locations of our visitors and time spent browsing the Site. We do not utilise cookies to collect or record information on your name, postal address or other contact or personal details, therefore you or any particular visitor cannot be personally identified.

We do not share any usage data we collect with other websites, organisations or individuals.

The Site may at any time use Google Analytics to collect our website usage information. The four cookies used and stored for this purpose are:

__utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz.

Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found here.

If you do not want Google to collect data from the above cookies, Google offers a Google Analytics Opt-out plug-in for all common web browsers.

Disabling, deleting and controlling cookies

Specific instructions on how to disable, delete or control cookies in your web browser can be obtained from your software provider. Alternatively, please visit the aboutcookies.org website which also has a wealth of information on controlling and deleting cookies.

If you do not accept cookies for this Site some functionality may cease to work

We cannot guarantee a satisfactory browsing experience without the use of cookies, and must stress that in no way whatsoever do we utilise cookies for any underhand or misleading purpose. We ask you to trust us as a reputable organisation and are happy to discuss any queries or concerns you have before you decide to make full use of the Site.

Other sources of usage information

Log files also allow us to record basic Site usage. We may at any time collate and review log file information collected from you and all of our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the Site design and contents, based on the way that visitors navigate around it. Our log files do not contain any personal information about you or any of our visitors.

Personal information

If you choose to correspond with us via e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.

How we utilise the usage and personal information collected

We use the information collected via usage cookies for the purposes of improving the Site design and contents, administering & expanding our business activities and providing an improved level of customer service via analysis of browsing habits and traffic sources.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the Site, new services and specific offers we think you will find valuable.

External links to other websites

The Site may at any time contain links to third party Sites, commonly social networking Sites amongst others, and we encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of these Sites that you choose to visit if you have any concerns. Please be aware, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party Sites.

Such Sites include, but are not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Pinterest and Flickr.

Changes to our Privacy and Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy and Cookie Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be updated on this page and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of any such changes before continuing to use the Site any further.

Any questions?

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy and Cookie Policy, or would like to opt out of any future correspondence, please contact us.