General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If the work we carry out involves processing personal data we do this in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR applies from 25 May 2018 when it replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. If we ask you for personal information we will:
- make sure you know why we need this information
- only ask for information that we need
- ensure only the appropriate people have access to your information
- store your information securely
- only keep your information for as long as we need to
Your Rights within GDPR
As an individual whose personal data is processed by us, you have the right to:
- be informed (which is the purpose of this Privacy Notice)
- access the data we hold about you
- object to direct marketing (by contacting us)
- object to processing carried out on the basis of legitimate interests (to undertake the service that you would expect or in line with a contract)
- data deletion (in some circumstances, unless we has a legal obligation to retain it)
- have your data restricted or blocked from processing
- to have inaccurate personal data rectified, or completed if it is incomplete.
An individual can make a request for rectification verbally or in writing to us. We have one calendar month to respond to a request which has been received and acknowledged. We will confirm to you that inaccurate personal data has been rectified or completed if it is inaccurate.
To exercise any of these rights, write or email your request to us. You will be required to provide sufficient information for us to satisfactorily identify you.
What are cookies?
A cookie (web cookie, or browser cookie) is a small file (or a small piece of data) which your computer stores when you visit a website. This website uses these files for a number of things but mainly to track which pages you visit on the website and what you are searching for. In some cases cookies also help in any interaction between you and the website, such as when using social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
For a more details read more about cookies on Wikipedia.
To help us do this we use the popular Google Analytics system which shows us what our most popular sections are, what our users type into Google to find us and how effective our news and advertising campaigns are. Note this information is essentially anonymous. Google analytics records your IP address, but we don’t use that beyond assuming a visit from the same IP address in the same session is the same person. We also use a WordPress specific statistics plugin provided via wordpress.com. This provides less detailed (but still useful) information about the pages you visit, and the searches you used to find us.
What do these cookies look like?
If you check your web browser settings for the cookies that our site has stored on your computer you should see:
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Cookie Identifier|
|Google Analytics||Tracks how you use our website, which areas you visit and how you found our website. Also tells us about how you accessed our site (if you used a mobile or PC) and how long you spent reading information||__utma
|wordpress.com statistics||Tracks how you use our website, which pages you visit and how you found our website.||__qca|
|News comments||Used when you comment on any of our news articles or blog posts.||comment_author_
Other ways you browser receives cookies via our website
For more information on these cookies you should view the respective privacy polices for each of these sites:
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