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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

This privacy policy sets out how the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) uses and protects information you give us when you use this website. If you entrust us with information that can identify you, this will be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The RVI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. What we collect We may collect any of the following information: name, job title, curriculum vitae contact information including your e-mail address demographic information such as your postcode What we do with the information we gather We use this information for the following purposes: Internal record keeping To improve the website To send promotional emails about events or publications, using the email address which you have provided. Security We are committed to keeping your information secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online. How we use cookies A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added. The cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, and your likes and dislikes, by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website. We use this information for statistical analysis purposes only; after analysis the data is removed from the system. Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. (This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.) Links to other websites Our website contains links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. So we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when you visit these sites.

Such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. Controlling your personal information We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. (A small fee is payable.) If you believe that any of the information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us or write to us as soon as possible. We will correct any information found to be incorrect.