Privacy and cookies

Effective: January 2016

Addaction is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when using our website. This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this informationIt is important to make the distinction that any references to ‘Privacy’ on this page are specifically relating to your ‘internet privacy’ when using our website. It is not meant to relate to your privacy in terms of using the Addaction in a ‘real world’ sense. Any further information you need, relating to your privacy and confidentiality when using our actual services, can be found here (link to confidentiality page)Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION WE GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS

The cookies we use are detailed below:

  • If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, please read the following Wikipedia page on internet cookies.
  • The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.
  • We take your privacy very seriously. Addaction.org.uk does not actively track you as an individual. Should you send us an email via any contact forms, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.
  • Defining ‘Privacy’ for the purposes of this page

 

Cookie Type Duration Description
Accessibility settings Persistent Until end of session We offer the facility for users to adjust the text size & colour options for any page on our site. A cookie is used to remember these settings as you navigate between pages of the site.
Cookie Header Persistent 1 year In the header of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Google Analytics Persistent 1 Year To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
Google Translate Third Party Until end of session We offer users the facility to translate any of our site pages via Google’s translation services. Google will use cookies to remember your translation selection between pages.
WordPress Persistent 1 Year WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

To find out how to delete cookies, please read the following guide How to delete cookies.

Which organisation is collecting this information

www.addaction.org.uk is the website for Addaction.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletters.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails. You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in our email newsletters.

Protection of your information

Addaction uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as ‘perfect internet security’.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted/emailed, you cannot change or remove any content or comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts, or submitted to us for inclusion on the site. However, if you would like to have this information remove, please contact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact us

Please use the contact form on this website to contact us.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the Addaction website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.