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Privacy Statement

Information Collection and Use

Information is collected for the purpose of site administration and to support, improve and obtain feedback on High Integrity Systems Engineering services.

A user must provide information (internet protocol address, internet service provider, platform type, date/time stamp, operating system), http protocol information (last url requested and browser type), state management mechanisms (data allowing a user to be tracked consistently), unique identifiers (login id or other id), and any search terms (search text).

It is optional for the user to provide a wide range of information but in some cases we may need to collect certain information when users registerer on conferences, workshops and other such programme's.

We encourage users to provide optional information so we can provide a more personalised experience on our site. We use this information to complete the current transaction and to contact by email, regular mail, or telephone; to enhance our site; to maintain and secure our site and to understand the interests of web site visitors and your interests. We retain different elements of this information for different periods of time.

If particular elements of this optional information are necessary to supply a particular service (eg an e-mail address for electronic news updates) then this service is available only to those users who provide this information. This will not affect your ability to use other parts of the site.

Where does High Integrity Systems Engineering Group collect information?

We collect information from several areas. Technical data is collected throughout the site. Optional contact data is collected from specific forms which each state the purpose(s) for which information is being obtained. These include opportunities to register with High Integrity Systems Engineering in order to receive ongoing events information and announcements by email from us; to submit a form or e-mail requesting information, or to complete a questionnaire.

Cookie Policy

The High Integrity Systems Engineering web site uses cookies to help us control the web site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. You can set your browser to notify you to either accept or deny the cookie according to the following information:

  • in IE6, see Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web Privacy page.
  • in Netscape 6, see Netscape 6 - Safety with More Control.
  • in Opera 5 or 6, see Opera Preferences: Privacy.
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Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Data Security

High Integrity Systems Engineering Group has physical security in our facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information. Our company uses secure encryption technology (secure socket connection) for all sensitive data transmitted on our site.


This privacy policy only covers the High Integrity Systems Engineering Website www.cs.york.ac.uk/hise. Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy. Please be aware that we [High Integrity Systems Engineering] are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, nor are we responsible for the content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Contacting High Integrity Systems Engineering Group

Department of Computer Science,
University of York,
York,YO10 5DD

John A. McDermid
Professor of Software Engineering
Head of Group
e-mail: john.mcdermid@cs.york.ac.uk
telephone: +44(0)1904 432726
fax: +44(0)1904 432708

Ginny Wilson
HISE Administrator
e-mail: ginny.wilson@cs.york.ac.uk
telephone: +44(0)1904 432782
fax: +44(0)1904 432708