We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.
We collect and store the following non-personal information from you:
- the IP address and / or domain name from which you access the internet
- the date and time you access our site
- the files requested from our site (as well as whether they were successfully received, or any errors that were encountered)
- the internet address from which you linked to our site
- any search terms you used to find our site
- details of your web browser and operating system.
This may be linked to personal data you have given us.
We simply use this data to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and evaluate traffic statistics (such as the times of day and days of week at which we see peak traffic) in order to improve performance and help make our site more useful to visitors.
Except as might be required by law or to carry out our business, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties – other than in an anonymous, aggregated format. We do not sell any information to third parties.
You can browse and use the vast majority without any personal information noted or required. In some areas of our website, we may ask you to provide personal information that will enable us to enhance your site visit or to contact you with information you request or that may be of interest to you, e.g. when you subscribe to our newsletters, make a donation, or contact us with a request or query.
Examples of your personal information that may be requested include your name, postal address, phone number and email address.
HOW IS THE INFORMATION IS USED?
If you’ve indicated that you’re interested in receiving further information about our activities, we may send you any information we believe may be of interest to you. You can ask us to stop sending you such information at any time by contacting us using the contact information above or by unsubscribing.
We will never divulge your personal information to any third party.
USE OF LINKS
Throughout our web pages, you may find links to other carefully selected websites which may contain information or products of interest. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other websites / servers.
You are entirely free to create a text link from your website to our site and this does not require permission.
USE OF TEXT AND IMAGES
If you would like to publish information or use any images that you find on our website, please contact us first.
We place great importance on the security of your personal information and we always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it.
Our server and its security are monitored regularly.
All pages that accept credit card information use secure server software (SSL) with 128-bit encryption: the industry standard for secure commercial transactions. This encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer becomes locked, (as opposed to unlocked or open when you are just surfing). All our payments are processed by Paypal and will be done so with their full Buyer Protection, Fraud Protection and Data Encryption guarantees. None of your credit or debit card information is supplied to or store by us.
Despite all of our precautions however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us online and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.
We are also concerned to protect your personal information off-line. We take steps to ensure that access to personal information is restricted to employees who need it. All employees who handle personal information are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Our employees are notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure your information is protected.
We cannot, however, be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information whether we hold it on or off-line.
All cookies are created on first page load and remain persistent throughout the site visit.
Third party cookies can be disabled or deleted at any time via your browser settings.
Further information about cookies, including steps you can take to refuse their use, can be found at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s website www.allaboutcookies.org.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POLICY
Any personal information submitted via our websites is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. To find out more about your entitlements under the data protection legislation, visit the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right under the Data Protection Act 1998, to request details from us of personal information which we hold about you. You can make such a request by email or by post using the above contact information. We will take steps to confirm your identity before releasing any information to you. We have the right to charge a small fee for complying with your request. We will respond to your request within 40 days, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The protection of children is very important to us. If you are under 18, please do not provide us with any personal information.
Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.
QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICIES
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us here.