Privacy Policy

Privacy and cookies

This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to the Productivity Insights Network’s website and explains how this information is treated. If you choose to request information from this site you will need to pass personal data to Productivity Insights Network through this site. Where you actively provide personal data to the Productivity Insights Network  (for example, by completing a web form) this data will be used only for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data.

Data protection

The gathering, storage, use, release and disposal of personal information is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulations. The Productivity Insight Network’s policy and guidelines with respect to the regulations, are published by the University of Sheffield’s Data Protection Team.

Log files

The Productivity Insights Network’s website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site, other than to log your IP address and session information. Session information includes the time and duration of your visit to the site, the files requested, and the browser used. This information will only be accessed by authorised persons of the Productivity Insights Network or its agents. The information will be retained by the Productivity Insights Network and will only be used for the purpose of (a) managing the site system, (b)  the identification of broken links, and (c) for statistical and audit purposes.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files passed to your computer by the web server via your browser, and may be used to collect information to help identify you and prepare customised pages for you. Cookies may remain on your computer either for the duration of the session or indefinitely. You can configure most standard web browsers to refuse cookies.

Occasionally, we give users the opportunity to save settings for viewing pages. This involves the setting of a cookie. We do not track such cookies.

Information on cookies can be obtained from www.allaboutcookies.org.

Web Forms

You may occasionally be asked to provide personal information to gain access to specific services. By supplying such information the client consents to the Productivity Insights Network storing the information for the stated purpose.

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site to other non-University sites nor the content of external internet sites.

Google Analytics

The Productivity Insights Network and our authorised agents make use of Google Analytics to produce anonymised statistics on website usage: to help us to improve our site and the experience of our users. Google Analytics uses cookies in this process. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. All data collected is anonymised.