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Privacy, Security and anti-Spam Policy

HSE Web Communities takes the security of our members' information extremely seriously. We have an active anti-Spam policy to prevent you from receiving unsolicited commercial email. Any members found to be sending Spam to HSE Web Communities will be removed from the system and barred. If you have any comments about misuse of the HSE Web Communities service please email us at: support@webcommunities.hse.gov.uk

HSE Web Communities complies with UK data protection legislation in its treatment of all personal data provided by members. You can edit the personal information held by HSE Web Communities at any time by going to the "Your Details" area and editing your personal profile. You can also de-activate yourself from the HSE Web Communities service by mailing: support@webcommunities.hse.gov.uk. We will delete all your personal information from our system six months after you have done so.

HSE Web Communities takes comprehensive measures to provide a secure environment for your use of the HSE Web Communities service. However we cannot guarantee the absolute security of information posted to groups on HSE Web Communities service. You should be aware that the confidentiality of posted group information is governed by the behaviour of other members of that group.

HSE Web Communities is equipped with backup equipment to maximise service availability and to minimise the impact of unforeseen events. We strive to ensure that any files stored on the service are thoroughly backed up. We recommend however, that you also keep your own copies of any important files as we cannot guarantee that our back up facilities are fail safe.

What does HSE Web Communities do with my registration information?

The information you provide about yourself is held securely on the HSE Web Communities servers. This information is used to assist us in the development of our policies and guidance, and provides us with the ability to seek your opinion on future initiatives and proposals appropriate to your interests.