This policy explains in detail how “Autism Education Trust” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “AET”, “http://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, browsing “AET” will create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within the “AET forum” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on the “AET forum” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail”). Your information for your account at “AET” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password and your e-mail required by “AET” during the registration process are at our digression what is mandatory and what is optional. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at “AET”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “AET” legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “Forgotten your password?” feature. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, the software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.