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Online Privacy Practices
The OmegaCubed.net web site does not store or capture personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is automatically recognised by the Web server and is used only for system administration and to provide statistics which Omega Cubed uses to evaluate the use of the site.

Omega Cubed is committed to responsible data management and subscribes to European personal data protection principles as set out in the Strasburg Convention, January 28th 1981, and the European Union Directive 95/46/EC.

Data relating to identifiable individuals is only obtained, stored, processed and accessed:
  for defined and justifiable purposes;
  securely and confidentially;
  respecting individual rights of review and objection.
Access
Links to third party web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the OmegaCubed.net site. Omega Cubed does not control these third party sites and is not responsible for their content or their privacy policy.

Omega Cubed does not endorse or make representation about these sites or any information, software, products or materials found on them. If you decide to access a third party site linked to this site, you do so at your own risk.

Awareness
Omega Cubed provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of the company's privacy policy and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, it is made available from the bottom of every OmegaCubed.net web page.

Summary of Terms

Browser
A browser is used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

Cookie
A cookie is a unique message given to a web browser by a Web server. The remote server saves it's part of the cookie and the information it contains. The message is also stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. A cookie always contains the IP address of the Web server that sent it.

The primary goal of cookie technology is to identify users. When you return to the Web server that first passed you a particular cookie, the server can query your browser to see if you hold a cookie from that server. If you do, that server can retrieve the information stored in the cookie that the two of you originally exchanged.

In the UK, using cookies to obtain personal information without consent is prohibited. Sites which use cookies should inform Web users that the site, or advertisements placed on the site, use cookies. An option to decline cookies should be provided. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.

IP (Internet Protocol)
A network protocol that provides routing services across multiple LANs and WANs that is used in the TCP/IP protocol stack. It is a technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices.

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
A set of network protocols that includes Transport Control Protocol, a connection-orientated transport protocol, and Internet Protocol, a widely used routable network protocol.

TCP/IP is more than just these two protocols; it is an entire protocol stack that includes protocols for file transfers (FTP), terminal emulation services (Telnet), electronic mail (SMTP), address resolution (ARP and RARP) error control and notification (ICMP and SNMP).

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is used in the Internet and is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP Address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one. The IP address represents a unique computer connected to the Internet. It is a 32-bit address, segmented into four bytes. Each byte represents the decimal numbers 0-225, and the bytes are delimited by periods. For example, the following number consists of four bytes represented in decimal numbers and period delimiters separate each byte:

198.184.098.009

Web Server
A combination of computer, software and network connections that acts as a central location and delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.
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