Information on how we use your data and how we use cookies on our site

The LSB takes its responsibilities regarding the confidentiality of your personal information very seriously. The LSB’s Privacy Policy is set out below. If you use any of the services which the LSB provides, you will be deemed to have consented to the collection and use of the personal information you submit to the LSB in the ways described below. Therefore, please read this Policy with care and if you have any questions or comments, e-mail the LSB at info@lstdb.org.uk. 

1. In order for the LSB to provide its services to you, including (but not limited to) information, updating and bulletin services (the “Services”), the LSB may ask you to provide it with certain personal information.

2. Any personal information which is collected by the LSB will be used by the LSB only in accordance with current data protection legislation.

3. Such personal information will be collected and processed by the LSB or its agents for the following purposes: (i) to provide its services to you (ii) administration.

4. Collecting and processing your personal information for the above purposes might entail sharing the information with employees, contractors and professional advisers of the LSB.

5. If you object to the use of your personal information in any of the ways mentioned here then please e-mail us at info@lstdb.org.uk.

6. From time to time the LSB may wish to collect information of a sensitive personal nature from you. In such cases before the LSB asks you for the information it will inform you of how it intends to use the information and it will ask for your explicit consent.

7. You have the right to ask the LSB for a copy of the personal information it holds about you (for which the LSB may charge a small fee), and to correct any inaccuracies in that information.

8. If the LSB decides to change its Privacy Policy, it will post such changes on this page so that you are always aware of how the LSB uses your personal information and in what circumstances it discloses it.

9. Cookie policy

This paragraph explains what types of cookies are used on the LSB website and how you can manage them.

9.1 What are cookies?

Cookie are small text files, typically of letters and numbers, given ID tags, that are stored on your computer’s browser directory or program data subfolders. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember you registered login, theme selection, preferences and other customisation features. The website stores a corresponding file (with the same ID tag) to the one it set in your browser and in this file it can track and keep information on your movements within the site and information you may have voluntarily given while visiting the website, such as email address.

9.2 Are there different types of cookies?

There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted. Persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you revisit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.

9.3 How does the LSB website use cookies?

The LSB website uses session cookies but only in the Subscriber Login section of the website. These session cookies are necessary to control the authentication data for the Subscriber Login section and are deleted when a subscriber closes their browser.

9.4 How can you manage the use of cookies?

All browser technologies enable you to manage the cookies in the cookie folder of your browser. This means that you can either delete cookies from your cookie folder once you have finished your visit to our site or you can set your preferences with regard to the use of cookies before you begin surfing our website. However, deleting or rejecting cookies may affect your user experience of the subscriber login section of the LSB website.