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Welcome to the OA Society for Old Androvians and Old Aschamians

St Andrew’s knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting the St Andrew’s OA Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.


What personal information about ex-pupils of St Andrew’s do we gather?

The information we learn from OAs helps us personalise and continually improve our database. Here are the types of information we hold.

Information you give us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of some of our features. We use the information that you provide for our website and database, improving our OA service, and for communicating with you.

Automatic information:
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Websites, we may use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the OA website. See below to see examples of the information we receive.

What are Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as automatic login etc.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Does St Andrew’s share the information it receives?
Information about our OAs plays an important part in maintaining the OA Society and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share your information only with other OAs only with your consent and you will have the opportunity to choose not to share the information.

How secure is Information About Me?
It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off (Log Out) when finished using a shared computer.

What choices do I have?
As mentioned above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make full use of our services or to take advantage of certain features of the St Andrew’s OA website. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.

If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please contact us.

Information you give us . . .

Automatic Information
Examples of the information we collect and analyse include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Website, including date and time cookie number and products you viewed or searched for.