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Privacy Statement
Judicial Studies Board website

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement explains the data we will collect about you and how it will be used. We advise you to read the complete privacy statement that applies only to the JSB website. (www.jsboard.co.uk)

There are two ways in which data is collected via your use of this website. These are detailed below.

Webhosting monitoring

Cable & Wireless host the Judicial Studies Board websites and use a piece of software called Webtrends. This generates reports of basic data, none of which identifies a person or provides details of their web use outside of the JSB's judicial training website. Cable and Wireless do not use the data created, it is solely for government purposes only. The Webtrends software collects information as described in the following categories:

Summary details - number of visits, views, hits

  1. Resources Accessed - most popular pages, entry pages, exit pages, most popular paths through the site
  2. Visitors and Demographics - where users are coming from in terms of company, ISP, country
  3. Activity Statistics - most popular hour, day of week, length of visit, number of views per visit
  4. Technical Statistics - any errors encountered e.g. page not found
  5. Referrers and Keywords - what sites have people reached the site from and what search keywords have they used in popular search engines
  6. Browsers and Platforms - what browsers and operating systems are being used to view the site. The information collected by the Webtrends software enables the most basic level of analysis and answers the questions of when, what and how often. This information is standard data collection by webhosters and is collected on most internet sites.

This information will be used to assist the JSB to evaluate the way the site is used, which in turn will enable us to ensure that the content viewed the most is kept up-to-date as far as possible. Certain parts of this information are passed monthly to the Office of the e-Envoy so that there is high-level monitoring of the use of all websites for government departments.

To enhance the data collected, a 'session' cookie is used. This cookie allows the Webtrends software to identify a return user and to exclude this in data relating to the number of visitors. For example, if a judge was looking at a paper on the JSB judicial training site, clicked on a link to a case on the LEXicon site and then returned to the JSB site, they would be classed as a return user. The cookie enables the information to be more accurate by counting the user's session as one as opposed to two separate sessions. This cookie has a lifetime of 2 hours. The JSB website does not use any other cookies.

Hyperlinking policy

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the JSB is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you as the user that once you leave the JSB site that you read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the JSB on its Judicial Training website.

The Judicial Studies Board is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked web sites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Intellectual property and Copyright

Intellectual property - the names, images and logos identifying the Judicial Studies Board are proprietary marks of the LCD (Lord Chancellors Department). Copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

The training materials on this website are copyright to individual authors. If you are intending to use these materials for any purpose other than for your judicial office, please contact the author in the first instance or email the JSB at publications@jsb.gsi.gov.uk to obtain the relevant permission.

Crown copyright

Reproduction of United Kingdom, England, Wales and Northern Ireland Primary and Secondary Legislation from official sources is reproducible freely under waiver of copyright. The guidance can be read in full under www.hmso.gov.uk/g-note6.htm.

Virus protection awareness

Virus protection - we make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

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Glossary

Browser

A browser is your interface to the World Wide Web; it interprets hypertext links and lets you view sites and navigate from one internet site to another. Among the companies that produce browsers are Netscape and Microsoft, as well as commercial services like Compuserve, CIX and America Online (AOL).

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Cookies

Cookies are small, temporary bits of data that enable you to be recognised as a unique user during your visit to a website. They can also help safeguard your personal information against unauthorised access. "Session" cookies, which Cable & Wireless use for collation of statistical information through the use of Webtrends, are not retained on your computer. They are simply sent to your internet browser and are removed by that browser when you complete your internet browsing session.

It is common practice for websites to use cookies. If you set your browser to not accept cookies, you will be able to fully use our websites but our statistics will not be as accurate. For example, if a judge was browsing the JSB judicial training website and then clicked on a link to another website, such as LEXicon, when returning to the JSB site, the user will be classed as a return user and statistics will be collected once for that single session as opposed to multiple sessions. Cookies are valuable tools in implementing web-based applications. Most e-commerce sites make use of them to improve the service for the user, typically by adapting it to their usage habits. It is "the norm". Cookies themselves can do no harm to a user's PC - they are just text files.

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Hyperlink

A hyperlink is a "hot spot" that allows you to enter another location. The location can be another file on your own hard disk or employer's network (such as a Microsoft Word document or a Microsoft Excel worksheet) or an internet address (such as http://www.jsboard.co.uk). One click on the text, which is often blue and underlined, allows the user to jump to the specified location.

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PC

Short for Personal Computer. There are many kinds of personal computers; PC usually refers to personal computers that conform to the standard of the IBM PC.

Web Hosting

A web hosting company (often also an Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as CIX or AOL) leases server space and web services to companies and individuals who wish to present a web or e-commerce presence but do not wish to maintain their own servers. The servers are connected to the same fast internet backbone as the ISP.

 

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