Privacy Policy

Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster (Dorset EMC) guarantees our commitment to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This includes your need and your right to know what we do with the personal information you share with us. It also guides our company’s policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes.



"Dorset EMC": refers to the web pages. By accessing this website you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy. 

If you do not consent, then you should either not use this site, or delete the cookies after visiting the site.  Alternatively, use your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)



Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster (Dorset EMC) is the owner of the information collected on this site. 

We will not sell, share or rent any part of the information collected on the website to third parties in any way, unless stated on the web page at the point of collecting information from you, or as outlined in this policy statement, or as required by law.

We automatically collect statistical data about usage patterns on our website. This information does not relate to you as an individual and is only collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site.  Dorset EMC does not collect or store personal data.

Using facilities on our website you have an option to provide views and comments about our website, the council and our services. The information provided by you via this service will be acted upon according to the content of the communication. We may contact you in order to reply to the issues raised. This contact will be made via email, unless an alternative is specified.

All information collected on the website will be used for the purpose of delivering the service for which the information was supplied. In addition, the information may be used to make you aware of new or improved services available from us.  All email communications include an opt-out clause.  You are able to opt in or out of receiving emails from us at any point.



A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored temporarily on your computer. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk, read cookie files created by other websites or damage your system.

This website only uses cookies to maintain a unique identity on your browser whilst you use certain pages. Cookies used do not contain any record of the information you may enter, nor any other personal information. They are only used to measure overall website traffic.

If you are concerned about cookies from this or any other website, you may want to adjust the privacy settings in your internet browser. By doing this you can withdraw your consent for websites to upload cookies to your computer. 

To find out more about the different types of cookies and what they do, visit

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. 



These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at



These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are currently set by LinkedIn and Twitter.  In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.