Privacy Policy

Introduction

We at Transparent Cities are committed to ensuring that our website is totally secure for you to use. We understand that you want the personal information you give us to be kept private as well as secure. This privacy policy explains how we will use the personal information you give us and how we make sure it is kept secure.

Copyright notice

This website and its content is copyright of Transparent Cities – © Transparent Cities, 2013. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
• you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
• you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Transparent Cities and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Transparent Cities takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest which are not under the control of Transparent Cities. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites and therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

How we Use Cookies

Cookies consist of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. They enable the web server to identify and track the web browser. Think of them as an internet user’s identification card which tells a website when the user has returned. They are not computer programs and contain no recognisable personal information.

We use them to identify you as you travel around our website and to provide site usage information, which will further help us improve and develop the site. You should be aware that most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies, but if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the features of this website. You can find more information on cookies at aboutcookies.org.

As a UK-based website, Transparent Cities is bound by EU legislation. By visiting Transparent Cities we take it that you are agreeing to these cookies being set. We use:
Analytics cookie: this cookie allows the site to anonymously track the pages visitors view with the use of Google Analytics. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. It is an industry standard practise, and does not reveal any identifiable personal information about visitors. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: www.google.com/privacypolicy.html
Third party social media cookies: these cookies allow the site to know whether you are logged into social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. This allows the site to enhance your experience when displaying content from these sites. This information is communicated directly with the third party site.

Collection of Information

We collect personal information from you in a number of situations. When you sign up for our mailing list, we ask for your name and e-mail address. We also collect the personal information that you provide when you contact us to get involved in one of our projects or submit your work and if and when you register to post content on Transparent Cities. Finally, we keep a record of communications by email you may have with us.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may periodically change or amend our privacy policy. We encourage you to review our privacy policy whenever you provide information on Transparent Cities.

This privacy policy was last updated on 02 June 2013.

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