Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Updated 17th February 2019.

This statement covers the services provided by the Seasons for Change website.

The purpose of this statement is to inform users of the Seasons for Change website about what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy.

Confidentiality and security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

If you choose to supply us with your personal information (using contact forms), we may use it in the following ways:

  • To process your request/enquiry made via this website (lawful basis – legitimate business interest).
  • If you leave a comment on the site. we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

We also gather information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques (lawful basis – legitimate business interest).

Where your data is stored

Our website is hosted by IONOS in the UK.   More information can be found using this link.

We also use a number of third-party systems to store your data (where applicable), all of which are GDPR compliant:

Keeping Your Data Secure

Sending information over the Internet without encryption is not completely secure and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it is transit.  Any data you send is at your own risk.  We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

Retention Period

Where we hold data from people who we have not had contact with for 5 years, that data will be deleted.

Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy to use, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • recognising that you may already have given an email address/website when you leave a blog comment, meaning you don’t need to re-type that information for every comment you leave
  • measuring how many people are using our website via Google Analytics, so the website can be made easier to use, and more suited to your needs

You can manage these small files yourself.  You can find out how to do this, and learn more about Cookies in general here.

Our use of cookies

The following list outlines exactly what cookies this website uses, and what they are used for:

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and what content is most popular. This helps to ensure that our website is responding to your needs in the best way possible.  Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

  • __utma (Expiry: 2 years)
  • __utmb (Expiry: 30 minutes)
  • __utmc (Expiry: At end of the session)
  • __utmz (Expiry: 6 months)

WordPress Comments

When you leave a comment on our blog, three cookies are set to store your name, email address and website.  This is so that if you wish to leave another comment, you won’t have to re-type this information:

  • comment_author_960874af1656a0ef0aa0dcd6b720d9e1 (Expiry: A little under 1 year)
  • comment_author_email_960874af1656a0ef0aa0dcd6b720d9e1 (Expiry: A little under 1 year)
  • comment_author_url_960874af1656a0ef0aa0dcd6b720d9e1 (Expiry: A little under 1 year)

Google Services (YouTube, etc)

We use various Google services to allow users to view and share content more effectively.  Google may set the following 3rd party cookies to store user preferences and information:

  • PREF (Expiry: 2 years)
  • GAPS (Expiry: 6 months)
  • NID (Expiry: 6 months)

Newsletter

If you receive the HTML-formatted version of our email newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other third-party sites – particularly partners and sites we recommend you use to make your work more effective. Seasons of Change is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave the Seasons of Change website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

Controlling your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you General Data Protection Regulations. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact by email janice@seasonsofchange.co.uk

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.  You may also ask us to delete information we hold about you at any time.  We will endeavour to respond within 48 hours.

If you receive email alerts because you have signed up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ link that appears in every email.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements.  This includes exchanging information with government departments for legal reasons.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes.

Data Breach

In the unlikely event of a data breach, you will be informed as soon as possible.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances if any, we will share it with other parties.

Copyright

This website and its content is copyright of Seasons for Change – © Seasons for Change 2019. All rights reserved.