Privacy & Cookie Policy

FAS Privacy Policy

The information we collect about you,our security agreement and your rights.

The Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS) is committed to preserving your privacy. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information obtained from those visiting and using our website, www.fedastro.org.uk. By using the FAS website you consent to the collection, retention and use of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Information We Collect

- Personal details (such as your name, contact details and email address) which you provide by submitting an enquiry or making membership updates via the website.

- Your responses to surveys which we ask you to complete for research purposes.

- How you use the website and any other information you post, email or otherwise send to us.

- Any information you provide will be held securely in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998. Please refer to our Data Protection Policy document.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your device. The FAS does not use any cookies.

IP Addresses

We may collect information where available about your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is data about users’ browsing actions and patterns. It is used to inform improvements to the website and for system administration.

Security

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage. The transmission of information via the internet is never completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal or other data transmitted to our website. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access to the best of our ability.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us. If any information held by us is incorrect, you have the right to change this yourself on our on-line database (MARS).

Third Party Websites

The FAS website contains links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the website.

Make an enquiry

If you have any queries concerning the information we hold about you or this privacy policy, or any questions on our use of your information then please contact the FAS webmaster.