Privacy & Cookies Policy
This is the privacy and cookies policy for www.girlguidingblackamoor.org.uk (the “Website”), operated by Girlguiding Blackamoor District, part of Girlguiding Sheffield (registered Charity No. 524795)
Girlguiding Blackamoor District is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy details the information we collect from you when you access the Girlguiding Blackamoor District website and the steps we take to ensure this information remains confidential.
We collect some basic information from you in order to improve your browsing experience. Except as explained in this policy statement, we will not release any personal information to a third party under any circumstances unless expressly authorised to do so by you, or if we are obliged to do so by law.
All information will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and we will always aim to meet current Internet best practices.
The information we collect from you
In operating our Website we may collect and process the following data about you:
- Details of your visits to our Website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics and other communication data.
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website, such as when you register to receive information such as a newsletter or contact us via the contact us page.
- Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.
On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services, and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our Website.
Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the Website so that we can continue to develop and improve this Website.
We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.
All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our Website.
Any advertising featured on this Website may also incorporate cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our Website.
For more information on cookies you can read the guidance at All About Cookies.
If you contact us, you may also provide us with the following personal information:
- email address
- phone number
We collect this information in order to respond to your query.
If you apply for more details of guiding activities in your area, the national Girlguiding website (www.girlguiding.org.uk) will also request the following information in order to locate your nearest Girlguiding representatives:
- home address
- date of birth
- telephone number.
Special note for users under the age of 18
If you are under the age of 18, you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian before registering or providing any personal information to us.
What we do with this information
The information about your computer detailed above is written to a text log file held on our web server. These log files are only accessible to the Web Manager at Girlguiding Blackamoor District and the server administrators at the third-party hosting company that manage the server.
We never ask for or store credit/debit card details in a cookie as these are not secure.
Instructions on how to view the contents of a cookie created by us can be found in your browser’s Help pages (usually accessible by pressing the ‘F1’ key while you have your browser open).
You can also prevent cookies being stored on your computer by setting your browser’s preferences accordingly, and instructions can be found in your browser’s Help pages. You will still be able to browse many parts of the website, but certain functionality may be restricted.
How we protect your personal information
We seek to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and take all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data.
Girlguiding Blackamoor District does not sell or share any personal information about you to any outside vendors or advertising agencies.
Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into via our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain areas of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
Third party links
You might find links to third party websites on our Website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.
We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this policy please do not hesitate to contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ page of the website.
If you would prefer to write to us then our contact address is District Commissioner (Blackamoor District), c/o Girlguiding Sheffield, Guide House, 41 Townhead Street, Sheffield, S1 2BE
By using the Girlguiding Blackamoor District website you consent to the provisions detailed in this policy.
We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time in response to your feedback, new or altered Girlguiding systems and procedures, Internet best practices and UK and European law.