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PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSENT TO USE OF DATA

 

IMPORTANT: BY SUBMITTING DATA TO US AND/OR USING OUR WEB SITE YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONAL DATA THAT YOU SUBMIT MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY.

 

Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy describes our current policies and practices with regard to Personal Data collected by us manually or through our web site (“Web Site”). The term “Personal Data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, telephone number, e-mail address or mailing address.

 

Notification of changes to this Policy

 

We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this Web Site and improving and adding to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, we will (as soon as practicable) post the changes on our Web Site to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently.

 

Collection of Personal Data including e-mail addresses

 

We will collect and store the information you give us. You may use this Web Site to register to receive additional information or services from us. When you register, we ask you for contact information like your name, postal address and e-mail address.

We sometimes supplement the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postal or zip codes are received, we may use third party software to fix them.

 

Use of Personal Data

 

The purposes for which we process Personal Data include the following:

  • We may contact you occasionally to inform you of new services we will be providing, or events or articles we think will be of interest to you.
  • We will use your Personal Data to provide our services.
  • We may use your Personal Data to contact you regarding fundraising, support and friendship to our company.
  • We may use your Personal Data internally to help us improve our services and to help resolve any problems.

Opt-out choice

 

If you do not wish to receive information from us and want to be removed from our mailing list, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Anonymous data collected through this Web Site

 

In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our Web Site. For example, we use technology to track which pages of our Web Site our visitors view. We also use technology to determine which Web browsers our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Web Site.

Our Web Site contains hyperlinks to other pages on our Web Site. We use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our Web Site our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.

We use this anonymous data to improve the content and functionality of this Web Site and our e-mail updates, to better understand our clients and markets, and to improve our services.

 

Cookies

 

In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may in the future use temporary “cookies” that collect the first level domain name of the user (for example, if your e-mail address is “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,” the cookie collects the “bigmail.com” portion of your e-mail address) and the date and time you accessed this Web Site. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.

We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web Site. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the Internet. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, such as determining how many of our visitors are from outside of the UK.

We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e.: aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users' demographics.

 

Disclosure of your Personal Data

 

We do not share, sell or distribute your Personal Data with unrelated third parties, except under these limited circumstances:

  • Personal Data may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented.
  • We may share or transfer the information in our databases to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this Web Site, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event.
  • We may share or transfer the information in our databases with and to our volunteers, advisers, schools and local educational authorities in order to service your needs who may have their own privacy policy to which you may then be subject. We may also share details with third parties (such as auditors or legal advisers) to obtain advice.

Where appropriate, before disclosing Personal Data to a third party, we contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data and maintain confidentiality.

 

Data integrity and security

 

We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of Personal Data in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases. We keep your Personal Data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.

Our employees and advisers who have access to Personal Data have been trained to handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols and strict standards of confidentiality. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

 

Data access and corrections

 

Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your Personal Data, we will disclose to you the Personal Data we hold about you. We will also correct, amend or delete any Personal Data that is inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes.

If you wish to access or correct your Personal Data, please write to us at Alban House, Ross Way, Slip End, Beds, LU1 4DD or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We do not charge for complying with a correction request, however, for all other requests, we charge a fee of £10.00 to cover its costs. Requests to delete Personal Data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on us.

 

Link to other web sites

 

This Web Site contains hyperlinks to web sites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party web sites or any association with their operators. We do not control these web sites and are not responsible for their data or privacy practices. We urge you to review any privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any Personal Data about yourself.

 

Transfer of data abroad

 

We do not intentionally transfer Personal Data outside the UK.

Of course, the Internet is made up of a large number of international connections. If you are visiting this Web Site from a country other than the country in which our server is located (currently the UK), the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting this Web Site and communicating electronically with us, you consent to these transfers.

 

Policy for children

 

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time on-line with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the Web Site, If you are a child (a person who is not of legal age to give consent to the collection and processing of their data) and want to register with us, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to register, confirm you have permission to register and provide an e-mail address for the parent or guardian. We will then send a message to your parent or guardian that you have registered on the Web Site and depending on your age and location may also ask your parent or guardian to confirm consent to the registration. If you have indicated that you would like to receive additional material, then where required we will also ask your parent or guardian for consent. No information should be submitted to or posted to us without consent of the relevant parent or guardian.

 

Governing Law

 

This privacy policy forms part of our Web Site Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England & Wales. You agree to submit any dispute arising out of your use of this Web Site to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England & Wales.

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