The Student Sex Work Project is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Student Sex Work Project may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check back from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from the 21st of September 2012.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
· Name and/or pseudonym.
· Contact information including email address.
· Demographic information such as postcode, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual health, details about education and qualifications, sexuality and interests.
· Any other information relevant to this Project.
· Personal experiences
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
· To assist in achieving the aims of The Student Sex Work Project.
· To improve our services.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure,we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If you decide to sign up to the Project and become a member then there are certain terms and conditions that you agree to:
Safety, anonyminity and confidentiality:
As Project members we want to assure you that we take your safety and anonyminity very seriously and that we will abide by our legal and ethical requirements to ensure confidentiality.
It is important for us to explain to you however that this Project also needs to carry out research and collect information in order for us to develop service delivery.
Therefore, although the services offered on this website are confidential, information will be collected from:
Visitor message board (which can only be seen by Project staff)
Postings in the Project Community Forum
One to one sessions with Project staff/volunteers
ALL INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED IS STRICTLY ANONYMISED - NO INFORMATION THAT COULD IDENTIFY YOU WILL BE RECORDED.
Always protect your anonymity!
While Project staff will take every possible step to ensure your anonyminity it is important also that when using the website facilities that you do not reveal any private information that could identify you to other Project members.
Sensitivity when using the community forum
The messages that you post to other sex workers should be sensitive, non-discriminatory and inoffensive.
Where Project members act in any manner which is considered to be insensitive, discriminatory or offensive then that member will be asked to withdraw from the Project.
We also encourage Project members to flag up instances of website protocol abuse. For example where another member is suspected not to be a sex worker, or where another member makes comments that are offensive etc.
In this instance you should contact Project staff to alert them to the incident that has taken place. All reported incidents will be investigated by the Project team. The results of such investigations will be posted on the forum.