The creators and managers of this website for the BBC Prison Study take your privacy very seriously. This page contains a detailed description of our privacy policy as at September 1, 2008. From time to time we may make changes to these policies. In such cases, we will use reasonable efforts to publish any changes to this privacy statement.

What information do we gather?

In order to use certain features of this website – e.g., posting a comment – visitors are asked to provide their email address and other information. It is never mandatory for you to answer any question, although it may limit your ability to use or contribute to certain features of the site. In addition, the website relies on log analysis, database, and statistical software to collect and analyse information about who has visited the site and how they have responded to various items and features. This information includes details such as the time of each page view, the country from which pages are being viewed, and the general domain of visitors' IP addresses (e.g., .edu, .com, .org). This information is used to improve our service to those who visit the site.

Do we share your personal information with others?

We have no intention of sharing information about individual visitors to the site with any third party. The information that we collect is strictly confidential and is used for in-house purposes only (e.g., to maintain and improve the site). The sole exception to this rule is that we reserve the right to disclose your personal information, without your consent, to government or law enforcement officials if required to do so by legal authorities.

What is our commitment to data security?

We are committed to data security and make reasonable efforts to facilitate secure Internet connections. We also strictly limit access to databases containing personal information, so that this is available only to authorized personnel.

Are there online risks when using the site?

Whenever you visit a website or send an e-mail, there is a risk that unauthorized third parties (e.g., computer hackers) may capture information from your visit. We cannot prevent or take responsibility for these actions. Accordingly, you should not share any information that you wish to keep private.

What should I do if I have further questions or concerns?

If you have any further questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us. We will make an effort to respond promptly and resolve any problem brought to our attention.


We are committed to data security

We are committed to data security