Privacy Policy

It is York Vision‘s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website:


Like most website operators, York Vision collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. York Vision’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how York Vision’s visitors use its website. From time to time, York Vision may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

York Vision also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. York Vision does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.


Certain visitors to York Vision’s websites choose to interact with York Vision in ways that require York Vision to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that York Vision gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to comment on to provide a username and email address. York Vision collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with York Vision. York Vision does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


York Vision may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, York Vision may monitor the most popular posts on the site. York Vision may display this information publicly. However, York Vision does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


York Vision discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its members and affiliated organisations (such as YUSU) that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on York Vision’s behalf or to provide services available at York Vision’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those members and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using York Vision’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. York Vision will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its members and affiliated organisations, as described above, York Vision discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when York Vision believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of York Vision, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an York Vision website and have supplied your email address, York Vision may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with York Vision and our paper publication. We primarily use our various blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. York Vision takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. York Vision uses cookies to help York Vision identify and track visitors, their usage of York Vision‘s website, and their website access preferences. York Vision visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using York Vision’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of York Vision’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Although most changes are likely to be minor, York Vision may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in York Vision’s sole discretion. York Vision encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


This privacy policy was originally written for Automattic and adapted for our purposes. We highly recommend you do the same as it is released under a Creative Commons Sharealike licence. More information about the Creative Commons Sharealike licence is available here.