If you visit OPCB websites to read or download information, OPCB collects and stores only the following information that is automatically recognized: the date and time, the originating IP address, the domain name, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request.
More information is collected and logged for advanced features, such as placing an order on OPCB web servers for online payments, subscribing to an OPCB newsletter or using the personalization features when creating a profile.
Use of Collected Information
Anonymous information is collected from visits to OPCB websites to measure user activity on these websites. This includes analyzing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through the servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest, and to help the OPCB provide better customer service. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on the servers. This information is collected using various technologies, including “cookies”.
Moreover, the following information is associated with the cookie: IP address, session number, customer ID and identification number for online payments, if used. If the user has chosen to “remember login and password”, those two items are encrypted and also associated with the cookie. When a registered OPCB user returns to the site without logging in, the ID stored in the cookie is used to track the user (unless the user manually deleted the cookie, at which point the server will automatically create another cookie). If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, you can disable cookies in your browser.
Please note that the personal information recorded when you voluntarily registered for the OPCB, is extracted in an anonymous format and then analyzed at an aggregate level to help the OPCB understand trends and patterns. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level, nor associated with any other personal information.
Registration on OPCB websites is optional. If you choose not to register or actively provide personal information, you can still use OPCB websites. However, certain features that require registration may be unavailable (for example, recoding your details for quick online purchases).
Throughout the OPCB websites, you may find links to other third-party websites. Please note that OPCB is not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third-party websites.
OPCB websites may also include links to third-party web servers for online payments, which may have different privacy policies. You are therefore encouraged to review their privacy policies, when visiting these websites.
This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) applies to the treatment of personally identifiable information submitted by, or otherwise obtained from, you in connection with the associated application (“Application”). The Application is provided by OPCB (and may be provided by OPCB on behalf of a OPCB licensor or partner (“Application Partner”). By using or otherwise accessing the Application, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Statement.