Fellows' and users' Internet privacy is an important concern to The Sunrise Group of Institutes. The Sunrise Group of Institutes supports privacy of Internet data across the College website.
The Sunrise Group of Institutes website site does store personal information in the secure users' log-in area. In all other areas, The Sunrise Group of Institutes website merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the College's web server.
Sunrise Group of Institutes does not provide or release names, website addresses or email addresses of users to any third party without the fellows' or users' explicit permission.
Sunrise Group of Institutes of Edinburgh uses fellows' and users' data to automate signing in for fellows and users, who can elect to have their username and password "remembered" by the server - using Internet "cookie" technology. Fellows and users who use this service will be able to bypass the sign-in process on each visit to The Sunrise Group of Institutes website. Using automatic signing-in speeds up the signing-in process, directs content to fellows and users who are most likely to be interested in information about specific subject matters determines any advertisements to be seen by the fellow or user while using The Sunrise Group of Institutes website and measures website activity. Cookie technology helps The Sunrise Group of Institutes determine which features and services are important to their audiences so that we may know where to direct ongoing development.
The Sunrise Group of Institutes may occasionally advise users of new College activities or website features. The Sunrise Group of Institutes of Edinburgh occasionally may alert fellows or users electronically by e-mail to important surgical or medical information. The Sunrise Group of Institutes may contact fellows or users who have un-subscribed from The Sunrise Group of Institutes to determine how we might have run our service to better meet their needs. The Sunrise Group of Institutes or its agent may write or call in the process of performing market research about our services. Any research on behalf of a third party will be clearly identified as such. The Sunrise Group of Institutes may offer services on a limited basis to demographically identified groups of users.
Definition of Terms
Used to locate and display web pages via a software application. The most popular browsers are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
This is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them (eg by welcoming them by name the next time they visit the same site). A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the Internet speak IP, the technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet, you have an IP address. For example, it may look something like this: 220.127.116.11
This delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.