Privacy Policy


This policy describes the ways in which SIGOMA makes use of the information collected about you when you visit our website.

General site visitors will not be asked to volunteer personal information when using this website. Information provided by SIGOMA members will be used as described in this privacy policy.

This policy may be updated as required. It was last updated on 22/06/2016.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, or the way it is being applied on the SIGOMA website, please address them to:


We gather analytics data on all site users to monitor usage and identify areas for improvement.

We hold secured information on SIGOMA members in order to facilitate and manage a private members’ area.

What information do we collect?

Google Analytics collects the following information, which SIGOMA monitors.

  • The HTTP request of the user
  • Browser/system information
  • First-party cookies

We also collect and store information necessary to administer the user accounts of SIGOMA members. This is limited to:

  • Username
  • First and last name
  • Email address

How do we use this information?

We use basic website usage data to analyse traffic to the SIGOMA website. This helps us to understand things like how many users visit our pages, the duration of their visits etc.

This data is used by SIGOMA solely for monitoring, reporting and the improvement of the SIGOMA website.

Any SIGOMA member information stored is used solely to facilitate use of a secure members’ area for all SIGOMA members.


Cookies are small files placed on your computer or portable device to identify it when you visit various parts of a website. They help us to build up a picture of how the SIGOMA website is used.

SIGOMA may use cookies to:

  • Analyze website traffic using analytics
  • See whether members are signed in to the SIGOMA website

You can set your browser to reject cookies. However, please bear in mind that this may adversely affect the functionality of the website.

Data Protection

SIGOMA do not hold personal information pertaining to general users. Any information we hold pertaining to SIGOMA members will be processed and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988.


Whilst we make every effort to ensure that any external hyperlinks found on the SIGOMA website link to reputable sources, we are not responsible for the security of those sites nor for any personal information you may choose to disclose whilst using them.