Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. We have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We don’t have comment on the website and only collect email address for the contact form.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Biggar Archaeology Group (BAG)’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you supply us with another person’s details or data you warrant or promise that you have that person’s permission to give us that information. We will only use those details to contact them for that immediate purpose.

Children

We do not wish to collect any personal information from children without their parents’ consent. If you are under 13, please obtain consent from your parents or guardian before supplying any information.

Website Visitors

Like most websites, BAG collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how  visitors use our website. From time to time, BAG may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users – who will be members of BAG. BAG only discloses logged in users under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to our websites choose to interact with us in ways that require BAG to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who fill in our contact from provide an email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, BAG collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

BAG may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on the Biggararchaeology.org.uk site or use spam screened by the Akismet service and Clean Talk Service to help identify spam. BAG may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BAG does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

BAG discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its managing members that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on BAG’s behalf or to provide services available on the website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those members may be located outside of your home country; by using BAG’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its managing members, as described above, BAG discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BAG believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BAG, third parties or the public at large. If you have contacted BAG through the website  and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new projects, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with BAG. We primarily use our news blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via an email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. BAG takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BAG’s website uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of BAG’s website, and their website access preferences. BAG visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of BAG’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service or Clean Talk are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, BAG may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in BAG’s sole discretion. BAG encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.