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Jodrell Bank radio observatory
Cheshire, England
Allen Watkin, 2009-05-24 11:35

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Strong cryptographic security
We always store authentication secrets (e.g. passwords) in salted and hashed form, using an increasingly slow crytographic hash function. We enforce strict password strength policies.
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Information Commissioners Office: official registration
Our UK Data Protection Act registration: no. Z9071433
Security, jurisdiction & legal standards
AAABIT provides a professional service committed to data protection principles such as privacy and information security. We store our clients' data exclusively on well-maintained & adequately secured machinery within the client's home country or within nearby jurisdictions where similar legal standards apply. The efforts we make to secure our systems are commensurate with the types of data stored and the likely security threats. We select upstream suppliers carefully and encourage all concerned to implement secure and workable data protection policies and procedures. For more specific and technical information about our data collection, privacy, and security policies; please visit our privacy data page.
Collection and use of data
Client-supplied data stored in AAABIT systems remain the property of said client(s) or relevant data subject(s). Rights to the value added by AAABIT to these data remain with AAABIT until payment in full is received. We reserve the right to extract anonymous aggregate data to help improve our products and services: by using our products or services, you give permission for us to do this. We do not collect sensitive data without good reason. We conduct regular audits to ensure that we are not storing more information than is legal and necessary, before deleting any data that are no longer required. Publicly accessible information stored on our systems by third parties may be moderated, edited or deleted without prior notice by AAABIT, e.g. for purposes of maintaining accuracy, for ensuring the stability or sustainability of our services, or for other editorial or legal reasons. Additional privacy protection policies may apply to records that we store or process on behalf of our clients.
Principle of informed consent, declaration of identity
We apply the principle of informed consent. Except to fulfil the legitimate requirements of the law, we will never transfer data owned by clients or third-party data-subjects to any person or organisation that does not agree with these terms and conditions, without the express consent of the data owners. For your part, you agree only to transact business here (log in, communicate, read/amend confidential data, undertake agreements, make financial transactions etc.) under the auspices of your own real official identity.