This website is owned by the Edge Foundation. Edge believes you
have a right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your
security online as vigorously as possible. Edge has developed the
following policy to help you understand how your personal
information will be treated as you engage with us both on and
off-line. Edge's policy reflects our duties under the Data
Protection Act 1988 to use information fairly, keep it secure, make
sure it is accurate, and keep it up to date. Further details on the
Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's
website - www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
This policy applies to all pages hosted on this site and also to
all other Edge owned websites except where specifically mentioned
on other Edge sites. It does not apply to other organisations to
which we may link and whose privacy policies may
Edge may amend this policy from time to time. If Edge makes any
substantial changes in the way your personal information is used we
will make that information available by posting a notice on the
regular basis. If you have any questions relating to this policy or
the information Edge holds about you, please email
email@example.com or address them to:
The Data Officer
1) What information does Edge collect?
Edge collects only information that you give to us via email, the
various data capture forms on our websites, or information
voluntarily given to us via meetings, telephone or postal mail.
Edge may also collect and analyse information about the way you use
our websites and communications we may send to you. For example if
Edge sends a communication which enables you to "click through" to
a certain page of a website. Edge websites may use a standard
technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you
use the site; this is a small data file that certain websites write
to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain
information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages
you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can
contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read
data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other
traffic patterns. Edge does this in order to determine the
usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how
effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that
information. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing
Edge websites, you can set your browser to warn you before
accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts
you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning
them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on
to use/navigate through many parts of Edge websites. For more
2) How is your information used?
Edge may use the information gathered for the following
-To keep you up to date on the latest announcements or other
information related to Edge that we think you may like to hear
about and to send you communications that may be of interest to
you. Edge may send this information electronically or otherwise, if
you have opted-in to receive information from us
-To analyse and improve the services offered on Edge websites -
e.g. to provide you with the most user friendly navigation
-To track usage
-For service administration purposes, which means that Edge may
contact you for reasons related to any services you may have signed
up for - e.g. to notify you that a particular service may be
suspended for maintenance
3) Does Edge share my information?
By providing personal information you are deemed to consent to this
information being shared within Edge and being shared outside of
Edge in the following circumstances:
-When Edge needs to share your information to provide the service
you have requested (such as sending posters or
-When Edge needs to send your information to companies who work on
behalf of Edge to provide a service to you (we will only provide
those companies the information they need to deliver the service,
and they are prohibited from using that information for any other
-When Edge is required to disclose your personal information by law
in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or
4) How secure is the information you give to Edge?
Data collected on Edge websites is stored in controlled servers
with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed
in the United Kingdom where Edge or its partners are
5) How can you access, correct or delete your data?
At your request Edge will give you all details of personal
information held by Edge, once identity has been proved. Incorrect
information will be deleted or amended promptly. Edge can only
accept these requests if sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax
to 020 7960 1557 or by post to Data Officer, Edge Foundation, 4
Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JA, specifying on which
Edge-owned website your personal information has been registered.
Once the request has been received Edge will take further steps to
confirm identity before releasing data. Edge will endeavour to
respond to requests within 28 working days unless there are
exceptional circumstances when we will let you know what is
happening with your request.
6) How can you opt out of receiving messages from Edge?
Edge will send you communications if you have given us permission
to do so. If Edge sends you unsolicited emails, the email will
enable you to register an opt-out to receiving other emails from
us. If you do not wish to receive messages from Edge, please send
an email asking that your contact information be removed from Edge
databases to email@example.com.
7) Children's privacy and website users aged 16 or
If you are aged 16 or under, Edge asks that you obtain your
parent/guardian's permission before providing any personal
information to Edge websites. There is an option on the data
capture forms on Edge websites where you can confirm this
permission has been granted.
8) How long will Edge keep your personal information?
Edge will hold your personal information on our systems as long as
is necessary for the relevant service you have requested, or until
you inform us that you wish your information to be removed from our
databases (see point 6 above).
9) Discussion boards and comments
Edge's discussion boards are moderated and we will display your
user name but not your email address. However if you post personal
information within your post or comment, this information is then
publicly accessible. Such information can be viewed online and
collected by third parties. Edge is not responsible for the use of
information by such third parties. Edge strongly recommends that
all users keep their postings anonymous and you avoid sharing any
personal information that can be used to identify you (such as your
name, address, age, name of employer etc).
This policy was updated in August 2012.