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The purpose of this statement is to inform users of this web site, about the information that is collected from them when they visit this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy.
Data Protection Act 1998:
The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes rights for individuals who disclose their personal information – where personal information is widely defined – to any organisation for any purposes involving processing of that information. Any organisation which processes information about living individuals is a data controller for the purposes of the Act; that is a person who determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. A data controller is required by the Act to ensure that the data subject has, is provided with, or has made readily available to her/him certain specified information, including the data controller’s identity, the identity of any other person to whom she/he may disclose the information, and the purpose or purposes for which the data are intended to be processed. The data controller in relation to this website is i-DAT. The purposes for which the data are intended to be processed are as follows:
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