Privacy Policy

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NIS is committed to protecting the privacy of users and follow standard internet protocols. We are very conscious that the data you submit and hence below you will find the following NIS internal guidelines, which follow the Data Protection Act. For information on the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Information Commissioner please follow this link.

We do not provide or sell your details to third parties.

We reserve the right to disclose information about member usage and demographics to advertisers and partners, but in anonymous aggregate form only. NIS will not reveal your personal identity in connection with the disclosure of such information. contacts users by email with updates about our website and its services. This will ONLY be processed by NIS employees and only if we believe that the information is relevant to you.

What personally identifiable information do we collect about you?
We collect information on our users in two ways: through cookies, and through registration. For more information about cookies, please see below. We require users to provide us with a name, email address, postal address, postcode, in order to register for access to certain services. We may also ask from time to time for other non-mandatory demographic information from subscribers. This information is stored by us and our data processors (see below). Following registration we will employ a registration cookie to recognise a subscriber and his or her access privileges on, as well as to track site usage. We may also collect personal information from you through your use of enquiry and feedback forms and every time you email us your details. We also log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We occasionally use IP addresses to track a user's session, but do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.

What do we do with the information collected?
We may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure relative consumer interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes). In performing these statistical analyses, we may disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information on individual subscribers will not be provided to any third party.

With whom do we share the information we collect?
We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. We may provide aggregate statistics on our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which may link. We may employ external companies to act on our behalf as data processors for internal business purposes. Data processors will abide by the Privacy Policy detailed here and will not disclose personal details to any other organisations or use data other than for purposes required by us. This use of your personal details is contractual to the use of


What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small, numeric text file that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Any information you provide to us is held securely on our web servers and not on your machine.

Why does use cookies?
Cookies make it possible for us to identify registered users without needing to ask for registration details every time you access one of our sites. Using cookies makes accessing our sites more convenient as you don't need to remember you username and password each time you enter.

We may also use cookies to track registered or unregistered users as they travel through the site - for instance, we might use cookies to count the total number of unique users who are accessing the site over a particular period of time, or to ensure that you don't see a particular advert more than once. This information is only shared with third parties in aggregate form. The use of cookies in this way helps to make our systems more efficient.

Opting to have an automatic login cookie on your computer's hard drive will allow you to bypass login screens, unless you have cookies disabled in your browser. Firewalls set up by your company network may prohibit the use of browser cookies.

If you would like to know more about cookies, or would like to disable cookies in your browser settings (i.e. refuse cookies) please visit

Will a website or organisations outside of NIS be able to steal my ID and password?
No. Only NIS can read the information about your ID and password that you submit when registering.

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