In line with the Data Protection Act (1998) we have the following policy for the management, storage and processing of personal data. Please note that some terms such as processing have legal definitions which may differ from your understanding of the term. The Information Commissioners' website has documents that can help further your understanding of the relevant terms and issues.
This site "Animal Aid", accessed at "www.animalaid.org.uk/" is provided by "Animal Aid" on behalf of its members by Swing Digital Ltd..
- Security of your Information
All information you enter is only accessed by those people you authorise and authorised staff of Animal Aid. We take great care over the security of this site and the information it holds. Appropriate technological measures (including encryption of the member database) have been taken to secure your personal data. As technology develops we will continue to assess what we can do to guarantee the safety of information held on this site.
- Restricted Use
Personal data is used for the key functions of this site, including a networking directory and discussions. It is also used by Animal Aid for its standard operations including mailing newsletters. It will not be used in a way which is outside of the normal operations of this web site or Animal Aid without your consent - except where the Data Protection Act (1998) provides certain legal exemptions, such as in the pursuit of justice.
- Transfer & Storage in the USA
- Sale or Transfer of Information to Third Parties
Animal Aid will never sell the information you provide on this site or any other personal information they may hold about you. However if you give your consent in your personal profile then your information may be transferred to third parties who are deemed appropriate by the management and are in line with the aims of the society. Any organisation chosen for data transfer will not be for-profit unless contracted to do work specifically on behalf of a Animal Aid approved third party.
- Role of Swing Digital Ltd.
Swing Digital Ltd. are contracted by Animal Aid to provide this site and its associated services. To perform this duty certain authorised Swing Digital staff may have access to personal information. All access to information is logged and carefully restricted. Swing Digital Ltd. is in the business of providing effective community sites and recognises that the continued security of personal data is in its and its client's best interests and thus all possible procedures and processes are in place to secure data.
- Accuracy of Information
The accuracy of information held on this site is your responsibility as this site allows you to make changes yourself.
- Email Communications
Your personal data will not be used for non-essential email communications unless you opt into any such schemes.
- Cookies (Members)
We set a cookie on your computer so that you are allowed into the members' areas of the site and can be seamlessly identified by the system without continously logging in. It is not used for any other purpose.
- Cookies (All Visitors)
A cookie is set on the computer of all visitors. This is used to judge how many unique individuals view different pages on the site, it is not used for any other purpose. The information set is random and cannot be connected with any other information we may hold about you.
- The Information Padlock
In line with Information Commissioner recommendations we are using the 'information padlock' logo to signpost personal information issues on the site. You have a right of access to the information which we hold about you for which there is a statutory fee of £10 to cover the costs of processing.
To request further information, to make any request as provided for under the Data Protection Act (1998) or to discuss this page please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Swing Digital Ltd.'s data registrar can be contacted at email@example.com.
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