The Children’s Hospital Charity is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains how we will handle the personal information you provide and what we learn about you from your visit to our website.
Data Protection Act 1998
We are conscious of our responsibilities as a ‘data controller’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. We will endeavor to ensure that any personal information we obtain and use will always be held, used, transferred, disclosed and otherwise processed in accordance with that Act and comply with all other applicable data protection laws and regulations.
If you register with this website, or fill in a form on this website, you may be asked to provide information about yourself including your name and contact details. This information is personal information that can be used to identify you.
We may also collect information about your usage as you and others browse and use our website (see section on cookies), as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and emails or letters you send to us. We may also track which pages users visit when they click on links in emails sent by the charity.
We may collect information on your IP address which is used by your computer every time you connect to the internet. Your IP address is a unique number that is used by your internet service provider to identify your computer when it’s accessing the internet. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web servers so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Web server log files are used to record information about our site, such as system errors. Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.
Use of the information we collect
Your personal information will be used for several general purposes, including:
- Providing information that you have requested
- To create an account for you so we can handle your enquiries for administration purposes
- Personalising your experience on the website, providing access to some areas of the website, keeping you up to date with services which may be relevant to you.
We may need to share this information with our service providers or associated agencies.
We may analyse the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information to create a profile of your interests, preferences and level of potential donations so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information.
Where relevant, you are given the opportunity to opt-in, or opt out, to receive information which you may find interesting in the future. This may include Charity news and updates via email, post, telephone or fax. If you no longer wish to be contacted in the future, please follow the instructions on the specific mailing list, contact the Charity on 0114 271 7203 or email email@example.com.
The Children’s Hospital Charity will retain the personal information provided by you for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes listed in this policy in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Disclosure of information
We will also pass information on the usage of our website onto third parties, but this information and any information derived from it will only be used by that third party to analyse usage of the site and report back to The Children’s Hospital Charity.
We may disclose personal information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order. We may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, non-compliance with our terms and conditions of use, or as otherwise permitted or required by law and consistent with legal requirements.
Cookies are created when you load a particular website. The website sends information back to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. We use first party cookies in analytics, to provide overall statistics and in order to monitor how the site is being used. Information about opting out from Google Analytics can be found on google.com.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we employ security measures to protect the information provided by you, the charity cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate security procedures and features aimed at preventing any unauthorised access, unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Accessing and updating your information
You are entitled to see a copy of the information that we have collected from you and that we maintain. If you wish to do this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may ask us to make changes to the information provided by you and/or held about you, to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. You may also request that we cease from processing your personal information and that we delete this from our database or records. Please note that it may be impossible to completely delete your information because of back-ups and records of deletions.
We will only perform the activities outlined above to the extent that such activities will not compromise privacy, security or any other legal interests.
If you are aged 16 or under please obtain permission from your parent/guardian before you provide The Children’s Hospital Charity with personal information.
Photographs and Films
For all individuals under 18 years permission will be sort from a parent or guardian with a consent form. The consent form will seek permission for the child to be photographed and/or filmed for publicity purposes for The Children’s Hospital Charity.
The photographs, video and/or audio may then be used in posters, advertisements, newspapers, magazines, videos and/or other promotional material including websites, either now or in the future. All photos/video/audio will be used to promote the children’s hospital charity and help us to raise more money for the hospital.
Consent forms will be held in a secure location and the Charity which will be updated regularly with any informed circumstance changes.
Links to external sites
We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other website operators.
For all comments, queries and other requests relating to our use of your information, please email email@example.com