We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1. What information do we collect?

 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  •  information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website; 
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us or contacting us; 
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services (such as referrals, room, training / event booking, and membership applications), email notifications and/or newsletters.
  • information you provide relating to any donations you make                                                                     

2. Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Google Analytics is used to gather aggregated information to understand how visitors engage with www.dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk.  Knowing which areas of content are most popular allows us to organise our content accordingly, making it easier for customers to find what they are looking for. The data is collected anonymously, reporting website trends without identifying individual visitors. The data collected is very helpful to us in improving this website, but you can opt out if you wish.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. 

Cookie

 Name  

Purpose

Session

cookie

 SESS<…>

When required, cookies beginning with 'SESS' are used to track an individual's persistent status, such as whether they are logged in.

Google analytics

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 _utmc

 _utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. 

We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

JavaScript 

has_js

We use this cookie to track which browsers are capable of processing JavaScript. JavaScript is a scripting language which provides enhanced interactivity and visual effects.

Cookie acceptance

cookied- agreed-en

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website.

3. Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

  • enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • to improve and tailor our website and social media
  • to report to our funding providers, partner organisations and statutory bodies
  • send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • send to you marketing communications relating to our business by email

If at any time if you no longer require marketing communications email [email protected]

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

4. Legal basis to process data

Your information is held for the following data processing purposes:

  • To inform you about our services and relevant VCSE sector news.
  • To provide our services in Dorset.
  • To process relevant invoice paperwork as required by law i.e. HMRC

This is the legitimate Interest DCA has to process your data.

We do not share your personal data with third parties without consent.  We only use your information to operate as we have been contracted to do, as a Rural Community Council.

5. Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

6. Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

7. Policy amendments

This version is dated 24/05/2018. Please check this policy periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes made to our policy.

8. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you by emailing us at [email protected]  Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time.  In practice, you will usually expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for provision of our services and marketing purposes.

9. Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.