The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy. This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect privacy throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with UK and EU laws and requirements for user privacy.
The Internet Commission is a trading name of Digital Responsibility Network Ltd, a non-profit Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in England and Wales number 11399296.
Digital Responsibility Network is ISO 27001 certified and has implemented measures to ensure the protection of personal data processed through this website and its organisation.
Definitions and interpretation
collectively all information that you submit to The Internet Commission website https://inetco.org/ served by Digital Responsibility Network Ltd. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
Data Protection Laws
any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;
the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
UK and EU Cookie Law
the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011);
User or you
any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Digital Responsibility Network Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Digital Responsibility Network Ltd and accessing The Internet Commission Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
the website that you are currently using, www.inetco.org and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
The use of the Internet pages of www.inetco.org is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a client wishes to use our services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary.
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about our services or to ask a question, book an appointment through our contact form,, review/sign a proposal or contract for work, make a payment through our online accounting system, contact us through Twitter or LinkedIn, or if you register to receive our newsletter.
We may use your personal information to:
- receive/reply to an enquiry that you have made;
- process appointments that you have booked;
- process orders and payments;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
- seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
- notify you of changes to our services;
- send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
We may use non-personal information about you such as IP address, device type or geographical location in order to monitor activity on our website to better understand how our website is being used, and what countries our visitors come from. This data is tracked by Squarespace and Google Analytics; for further information, see the Squarespace and Google Analytics privacy policies. However, we do not match your IP address to any other information that would identify you as a unique individual person.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or until such time as you request that we delete your information.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process payments or send the email newsletter). However, when we use third-party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. We can provide information on which services have access to your data in their role as data processor for Digital Responsibility Network Ltd and Trust Alliance Group upon request.
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information is encrypted and protected and our website is secured by SSL certificate. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear next to the web address.
Non-sensitive details (eg name, email address) are transmitted over the Internet, and although this website and any other systems we use for data capture use SSL protection, we cannot guarantee that the data will be 100% secure when it is transmitted. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through enquiry forms, registration forms, or email enquiries, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our data processors' servers are located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
The following Google Analytics cookies are placed on your device: _ga, _gat and _gid and you can read more about these cookies here.
By accepting the Cookie Notification message, you consent to the use of such cookies from Squarespace and Google Analytics. If you choose not to accept the Cookie Notification message, or if you subsequently delete or block cookies, you won't have access to certain features that make your experience more efficient and certain parts of this website may not function properly.
For more information or to learn how disable cookies you can read more at aboutcookies.org
This website may operate an email newsletter, used to inform subscribers about news, products and services supplied by The Internet Commission. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so, but do so at their own discretion. Subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe and/or manage their email preferences at any time through the MailChimp system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.
Although this website strives to only include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. You can review these policies here for Twitter and LinkedIn.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Under European legislation you have the right to confirm, rectify, erase, restrict, object and withdraw your consent for any of the data we hold that identifies you as an individual.
If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, you can request that we update it.
We keep this Policy under regular review. This policy was last updated on 27th November 2023.