Your Registration Data
When you register for access to our site you provide identifiable data that we already have. This enables us to verify that you are a legitimate user of our site. When you login to the site we will compare the data that you provide then, with the data you have already provided to verify your right of access. This is then contained in a cookie to enable continued access.(See below)
This data is stored on our webserver in an encrypted database that is un-intelligible to other users.
We will delete this data if it is unused for a period of 12 months, or if you haven’t visited the site during that period. We will also delete your data if you request us to do so. Should you wish that your data be removed, please inform us in writing of your request or if you would like to view the data that we hold.
In order to contact us at the college, there are a number of contact forms on our site that you can complete which will be directed to the appropriate staff member. The content of this message will be stored on our webserver for 12 months before being deleted. The content of these stored messages only serves as a backup and is not used for any additional purpose. Once again should you wish to see or have this data removed, please contact us in writing to request this.
On login, we use a cookie to store your authentication details. It’s use is limited to your profile and member’s area.
After login, we use a logged in cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for profile page and main site pages.
We also use a few setting cookies. These are used to customize your view of the profile page and the main site pages.
The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.
De La Salle College uses these cookies to bypass the password entry portion of the site. If our site recognizes that you have valid, non-expired cookies, you are logged in automatically. If you don’t have the cookies, or they’re expired, or in some other way invalid (like you edited them manually for some reason), we will require you to log in again, in order to obtain new cookies. All of our cookies are set to expire after 3 months.