The Field Studies Council is committed to the privacy and security of supporters and visitors to our websites. You can use most of the features of this site without disclosing any personal information. However, use of some features such as registering an online account, e-commerce activity (e.g. booking courses or purchasing FSC publications), or completing one of our enquiry forms, ask you to provide some personal information (e.g. name and address, e-mail address, credit or debit card details). By registering an online account, placing an order, or making an enquiry, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, current UK Data Protection legislation and Internet best practice.
Security of online payments:
FSC uses a PCI Level 1 service provider to handle online payments on its behalf, which utilises AES-256 encryption of card numbers. This level of compliance and security is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. By using trusted and class-leading payments services this removes the need for FSC to store debit/credit card numbers on any of its systems.
Links to third party websites:
FSC websites may contain links to other sites external to FSC. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these websites even if you are accessing them via links from our websites. In such cases, we would advise that you check the policy of each site that you visit in this way. In addition, if you found your way to our website via a third-party website, we cannot be held responsible for the policies of the owners or operators of that third-party site.
Our sites make use of a small number of essential cookies to improve the user experience. It is important to stress that these do not tell us anything about you. They allow us to monitor website traffic and to improve the online service/experience for both our supporters and visitors to our webpages.