Your privacy

PAX is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using this website. In order to provide you with the full range of features and facilities on this website, PAX sometimes needs to obtain certain information about you.


This privacy policy explains the following:

  • what information PAX may collect about you
  • how PAX will use the information collected
  • how PAX will protect the information you give us
  • the use of cookies on this website and how you can disable these cookies
  • changes to this privacy policy
  • a summary of PAX's obligations and your rights under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, which regulates the use of personal data in all organisations.

This website may contain links owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. PAX does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

Changes to this privacy policy

PAX may update this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. The date of the last revision is shown at the end of this privacy policy. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 regulates the use of personal information within all organisations. It also creates a legal right for individuals to request access to their personal information.

The DPA states that any organisation which processes personal information must be open about how that information is used and must comply with eight data protection principles.

These eight rules require personal data to be:

  • processed fairly and lawfully
  • processed only for specified and lawful purposes
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up-to-date
  • not kept longer than necessary
  • processed in accordance with an individual's rights under the DPA
  • kept secure
  • not transferred to non-European Economic Area (EEA)countries without adequate protection.

The DPA also gives individuals rights to:

  • gain access to their data
  • seek compensation for damage or distress caused by their data not being processed in accordance with the Act
  • prevent their data being processed in certain circumstances
  • opt out of having their data used for direct marketing at any time.

Subject access requests

Under the DPA, you can ask to see any personal information that we hold about you. Such requests are called subject access requests.

You will also need to provide one form of identification and proof of your address, for example, staff pass, driving license, utility bill and, if appropriate, any particulars about the source or location of the information you are requesting. These requirements and further details are outlined in the subject access request form.

What personal information is collected about you

You can browse this website without disclosing any information about yourself.

If you choose to comment, upload content or provide feedback to PAX about the site, you may be required to enter certain contact information, such as your name.

How PAX uses your personal information

PAX will only use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • internal record keeping
  • to improve the website
  • to respond to enquiries submitted by you.

PAX will only use your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy unless we have your consent to use it in any other ways. PAX will never disclose your personal information to any other organisation without your permission.

If you send a comment, you must tell us if you want the comment to be published anonymously, or we will assume that you agree to it being published under your name.

Protecting your information

PAX has in place security systems and encryption technology to help ensure the security of your personal information.

Use of cookies

Most major websites use cookies. A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk, so that the website can remember who you are.

Last update

This page was last updated in January 2011.