ORBEE Privacy Policy

ORBEE recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of anyone who uses the ORBEE services including visiting this website. This Privacy Statement sets out the policy adopted by ORBEE towards the collection and use of information obtained from those using the ORBEE services. Although the ORBEE website may be hosted by a third party, all information will be collected and used by ORBEE as set out in this Privacy Statement. By visiting or using this website and/or other ORBEE services, you consent to the collection and use by ORBEE of information about you in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

General Undertaking

ORBEE will:

  1. respect your privacy and confidentiality;
  2. only record your personal details in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement;
  3. keep your personal details secure from unauthorised access, use or disclosure; and
  4. not sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party except insofar as legally obliged to do so.
  5. only use your information in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information Collected

1. Indirect collection:

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website or download information, our system will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is used in an aggregate way to help us improve our website and tell us the number of visitors to our site each day.

Our web server automatically collects and records the following information:

  • The visitor's domain name, but not the e-mail address
  • The visitor's IP address
  • The name and release number of web browser software used
  • The operating system used
  • Date and time you access our site
  • The address of the website that linked to us (referrer URL)

2. Direct collection:

ORBEE collects personal information, such as a user's name and email address, which is provided voluntarily by a user when requesting any of the services provided by ORBEE. ORBEE retains such information in a user database.

All enquiries to ORBEE, whether by email, telephone, facsimile or otherwise may be recorded for the purposes of quality control. ORBEE will use such information as provided by you to answer enquiries and otherwise communicate with you. All communications from you and subsequent correspondence from ORBEE will be recorded and securely retained by ORBEE. ORBEE shall not retain the contents of any communications from you and subsequent correspondence for longer than is necessary having regard to the content and nature of such communications and correspondence. Contact details including your email address may be retained for the purposes of generally improving the services offered by ORBEE. This includes evaluation of the services provided by ORBEE.

Any information collected directly from users or visitors may be used by ORBEE for generally improving this website and the services offered by ORBEE.

Where you have provided your email address, ORBEE may occasionally send you, via email, information which ORBEE considers would be of use or interest to you. Such information may include details of changes or updates to the services provided by ORBEE via this website or otherwise. In any such email ORBEE will provide instructions on how to discontinue this service if you would prefer not to receive any future information from ORBEE.


This website contains hypertext links. ORBEE is not responsible for the privacy policies operated by the owners of those sites and does not accept responsibility for any information obtained by third parties as a result of use by you of such hypertext links.

Privacy Statement Updates

ORBEE reserves the right periodically to update or modify this privacy policy. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this website so that users are always aware of the information collected, the reasons for such collection and the purposes, if any, to which ORBEE may put such information. ORBEE encourages users who may have specific concerns about the gathering or use of any such information to view this Privacy Statement regularly.

Website Contact Information

If you have any comments or queries regarding the ORBEE Policy Statement please contact us at;

UK Centre for Education in the Built Environment,
School of the Built Environment,

University of Salford,
Maxwell Building,
Salford M5 4WT

Contact: Aled Williams

Tel:  +44 (0) 161 295 5944
Fax: +44 (0) 161 295 5011
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