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Privacy Policy for www.jbest.net
General Statement
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy - that is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policy is only in effect for the Web pages at www.jbest.net and www.jbest.org.

If you have any questions about this policy please contact us.

Collecting your Personal Information
When you access certain pages on this internet site you are required to login. This is then used to identify you for various purposes, outlined below, and stored by your browser in the form of 'cookies'. The cookies issued hold your name and your email address.

What are cookies?
Cookies are text files which identify your computer to our server.

  • Cookies cannot spread viruses.
  • Cookies cannot 'see' or steal information from your hard drive or email.
  • Websites can only identify their own cookies on your machine.
  • They can track your movements around a site but not around the rest of the internet or intranet.
  • A cookie can't read data off your hard disk.
  • Cookies do not damage your system.

Many sites issue cookies whenever a user visits their site, in order to track traffic flows or provide a personalised experience for the user. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent (see below). Most cookies issued by the www.jbest.org web server are 'session level'. This means that they are not written to your hard disk and only exist in your computers memoryuntil you close down your web browser. When you visit our site again they are recreated for the duration of your visit. However if you select 'remember me' when you login then they are retained on your computer for a period of 365 days.

Why do we do this?
1. To tailor the options and information provided in your web browser to suit your needs and for authorisation. This means that you do not have to 'log in' to applications but are automatically allowed access if appropriate.
2. To log the pages you have visited for research and statistical purposes. We do NOT record the pages you have visited against your login unless as required by an 'application'.
3. Completion and support of the current activity.
4. Web site and system administration.
5. Click-stream data.

How to find and control your Cookies

If you're using Internet Explorer 6.0:
1. Choose Tools, then
2. Internet Options
3. Click the Security tab
4. Click on Custom Level
5. Scroll down to see how cookies are handled by IE - change to accept, disable, or prompt for action as appropriate.
6. In addition Internet Explorer 6 has a tab within Internet Options called Privacy allowing even more control over cookies.

If you're using Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5:
1. Choose Tools, then
2. Internet Options
3. Click the Security tab
4. Click on Custom Level
5. Scroll down to the sixth option to see how cookies are handled by IE5 - change to accept, disable, or prompt for action as appropriate.

If you're using Internet Explorer 4.0:
1. Choose View, then
2. Internet Options
3. Click the Advanced tab,
4. Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose one of the three options to regulate your use of cookies.

In Internet Explorer 3.0, you can View, Options, Advanced and click on the button that says Warn before Accepting Cookies.

If you're using Netscape Communicator 4.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
1. Edit, then
2. Preferences, then
3. Click on Advanced
4. Set your options in the box labelled "Cookies".

How do you know which sites you've visited use Cookies?

If you're using Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0:
1. Choose Tools, then
2. Internet Options
3. Click the General tab, click
4. Settings, then
5. View Files

If you're using Internet Explorer 4.0
On your task bar, click:
1. View, then
2. Internet Options.
3. Under the tab General (the default tab) click
4. Settings, then
5. View Files.

Internet Explorer 3.0
On your Task Bar, click:
1. View, then
2. Options, then
3. Advanced, then
4. View Files.

Netscape Communicator 4.0:
Netscape bundles all cookies into one file on your hard drive. You'll need to find the file, which it calls Cookie.txt on Windows machines.

How to see your Cookie Code
Just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

 

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