Orwell Mencap Privacy policy

Orwell Mencap (Company registered number 05984331) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Consent

By using our site http://www.orwellmencap.co.uk (“our site”), you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy (and the Terms of Use) which sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your use of our site after such changes are posted will be deemed to be your acceptance of such changes. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

What types of information do we collect and store?

The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use our site. You can access most of the pages without disclosing any personal data. We do not collect personal information, such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address on our site unless you choose to provide it.

We may collect and process data about you when you enquire about our activities, register with us, fill in any online forms, become a member, make a donation or otherwise provide us with personal information. We may also receive information about you from third parties.

We may also record details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

Use of cookies

We may collect statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, which does not identify any individual. We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

They enable us:

to estimate our number of visitors and their patterns of use; and to recognise you when you return to our site.

You have the option to change cookie settings on your computer. The Information Advertising Bureau provide in-depth information about cookies. Their website at www.allaboutcookies.org also tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

How do we use your information?

Your personal information will be retained by us in a secure environment and will be kept confidential. We will use your information to provide you with the information, products or services you have requested from us or which we feel may interest you, to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, for administration purposes, to further our charitable aims and to comply with the law.

Unfortunately the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

The information you provide will not be sold or rented nor will it be shared with third parties unless we have your permission or are required to disclose the information by law.

How does Orwell Mencap protect children's privacy?

The safety of children is very important to us. If you are aged 18 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to us.

Your Rights to access, correct or delete your data

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.

The Act gives you the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act and any request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

If you wish to access, correct or delete your data at any time, please contact:

6 Wright Road, Ipswich Suffolk IP3 9JG

Telephone 01473 723888

info@orwellmencap.co.uk

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner organisations. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Last updated: April 2011