Use of Personal Information
The Royal Institute of Colombo is committed to protecting your privacy. Royal Institute of Colombo will not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us an e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user submits personally-identifiable information, it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.
Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, the institute will seek consent from the appropriate person. In the case of a student’s personal information, the institute will seek the consent from the parent(s)/guardian(s) depending on the circumstances of the proposed use and disclosure.
RIC’s website, similar to other standard websites, tracks Web browsing patterns to understand how the website is being used. This “generic” information is collected through the use of “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer to “remember” your preferences such as calendar settings and site bookmarks on the website from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting password-protected areas. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally-identifiable information while on our site. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies, selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.
Like most website servers, this website uses statistical packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how the website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.
This website uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors engage with the site. Your Web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the Web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser, or read cookies that are already there.
Whenever users submit personal information (such as contact or credit card information) via online forms, registration, or online payment, that information, upon submission, will be encrypted via the highest level of SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) available. Servers that store personally-identifiable information are in a secure environment. Credit card numbers are stored on Royal Institute of Colombo’s website servers.
Posts to any discussion forums and boards, including comments associated with The Royal Institute of Colombo blog and videos posted on the institute’s website, are viewable by other users. Postings in a non-password-protected area such as these may be viewable by the general public.