Privacy

Software and hosting of this website

This website is hosted and the software provided at no charge by WordPress.com, which is owned by Automattic in the USA.

WordPress.com is one of the largest providers of this kind of software (known as a content management system or CMS) and hosting in the world.

Because the software is provided as a package and for free, people who set up blogs/websites using this software are limited in the extent to which they can add to, or modify, the functions of the site.

Automattic policy on privacy and cookies

This text was downloaded on 4 August 2015. For the full text, and in case the text is modified by Automattic, please go to the Automattic Privacy Policy page. A Changelog is published at the bottom of the Automattic Privacy Policy page:

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Automattic uses cookies to help Automattic identify and track visitors, their usage of Automattic website, and their website access preferences. Automattic visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Automattic’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Automattic’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

[4 August 2015]

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Automattic and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

[4 August 2015]

Your implied consent

By continuing to use this website you are giving your implied consent to our use of cookies according to the policy set out here.

Collection of data by this website

(Data Protection policy)

This website does not collect or store any personal information, except where anybody may fill in the Contact Form, or use in-built WordPress.com features such as Comment boxes or Like and Share buttons at the bottom of posts and pages, to communicate with the website owner.

Your data will be collected and may be stored on reputable ‘cloud’ services such as Google, WordPress.com and other appropriate services. The cloud server providers will not have any authorised access to your data, however cloud servers may operate outside the UK/European Union at the discretion of the provider and be subject to local laws. Your data will not be shared with, or passed to any other organisation. Your data will only be used for routine contact and will not be added to any promotional newsletter or mailing lists that DAS may create without gaining your explicit consent.

Data held by Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) will be held in accordance with our Data Protection Policy which is available on request.

You have a legal right to access any information DAS holds about you. This is known as the ‘right of subject access’. Requests will be dealt with properly and within the 40 day time limit stipulated by the law. Not all personal information is covered and there are ‘exemptions’ within the Act which may allow an organisation to refuse to comply with your subject access request in certain circumstances.

Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) cannot be held responsible for any unauthorised access to your data over which we have no control, including through hacking, malware, government surveillance organisations or any other uncontrollable access.

Analytical data on this site

WordPress.com software has a built in analytics facility which provides summary data about visitors. This data is purely presented as statistics and no individual can be identified, nor can data be cross-tabulated to create profiles. The data available at time of writing (August 2015) was:

  • Views by country
  • Top posts and pages
  • Referrers (eg search engine used to find the site)
  • Search engine terms (eg the actual words visitors typed into their search engine)
  • Clicks (links on this website that were clicked to go to external sites)
  • Tags and categories
  • Totals, followers and shares

This data is very useful for establishing the volume of people using the site, the most popular days of the week and the type of content people are most interested in, but as stated above, the data does not reveal any details about individuals and only gives summary data about the performance of the site.

WordPress.com software does not enable the site owner the power to switch these analytics off, nor to provide users with opt in/opt out facilities. WordPress.com may change the analytic tools available at any time.


LocalGiving.com

Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk)  uses LocalGiving.com to process donations on our behalf. LocalGiving.com has its own Privacy policy which DAS must accept as part of using the LocalGiving.com service.

The LocalGiving.com privacy page provides information on:

1. What Information Do We (LocalGiving.com) Collect?
2. When You Visit Our (LocalGiving.com) Website — this section includes information about cookies.
3. Personal Information Submitted On Registration
4. Personal Information When You Donate
5. Using Your Information
6. Storing and Protecting Your Information
7. Accessing Your Information
8. Charities’ Use Of Your Personal Information
9. Tell A Friend
10. Sharing Your Information With Trusted Partners
11. Change Of Policy

If you are making a donation through LocalGiving.com please read the LocalGiving.com Privacy page.


Social media

Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) has a Facebook Page. By using Facebook we are bound by Facebook’s Privacy policy. If you are engaging with us through Facebook you may wish to read the Facebook Privacy policy here.


Links to other external websites

This site contains links to many external websites and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This site will never add links which are knowingly unsafe or malicious, however you should always check the cookies and privacy policies of external sites if you have any concerns. This site cannot be responsible for external content or sites. If you have any concerns there are some useful links at the bottom of this page which may help to answer your questions.

Useful information


Changelog

  • Last updated 12 October 2015