The RSEA websites do not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. The RSEA uses first party cookies set by Google Analytics to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Users can opt out from having their information sent to Google Analytics by installing the opt out browser add on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Cookies are not shared with any third parties.
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on the RSEA web servers. Log files do not capture personal information, but do capture the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the RSEA web servers. Aggregated analyses of these log files are used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be made available to the RSEA 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, the RSEA 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 the RSEA.
The RSEA 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, the RSEA 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 the RSEA web services. As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for the RSEA 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 the RSEA is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.