The Bath & Wells Mothers Union offer this web site as a dynamic means of providing information on various topics which will be of benefit to you. To achieve this, we need to collect certain items of information, but are also mindful that the privacy and security of any information collected or provided are highly important.
Gathering and Use of Information
We take privacy and confidentiality seriously. We therefore fully comply with the principles of the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998. This act states that personal data will be:
- Fairly and lawfully processed
- Processed for limited purposes
- Adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Not kept longer than necessary
- Processed in accordance with the data subject's rights
If you instruct us to provide any services your information will be securely held in our client database. If you contact us for any other reason your details may be kept for a period of time on our database in order that we may be able to identify you should you wish to contact us again. All personal data held by The Bath & Wells Mothers Union is used solely for the purpose stated. It is our strict policy not to sell, rent or pass personal details on to third parties. This is in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998 (UK). In addition, The Bath & Wells Mothers Union will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. This web site does not capture or store any personal information.
You are entitled to know whether The Bath & Wells Mothers Union holds any information on you, and to have access to it to ensure any corrections or removal, if desired. If you have any concerns regarding your personal information held by us please contact us.
A cookie is a small data file that a web site transfers to a user's hard disk when they visit particular web sites. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that a site requires in order for you to log-in to an account (for example). The only personal information a cookie can contain is that which a user willingly supplies. A cookie cannot read data off a hard disk or read cookie files created by other web sites.
Web Site Statistics
Every computer connected to the Internet is allocated an IP Address (e.g. 126.96.36.199). When a visitor requests to view a page on this (or any) web site, the web server automatically logs the request. This information reveals nothing personal about you and very little information is actually logged. Typically this information includes the following data:
- Your IP address (e.g. 188.8.131.52)
- The web address of the site you came from (e.g. Google / Yahoo etc.)
- The Operating System that you are using (e.g. Windows XP or Mac OSX)
- The web browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer 5.0)
There is nothing special about this information, and the practice of logging this data is standard practice on the internet today. This information will be used to ensure maximum compatibility for the various Web Browsers and Operating Systems that visitors use whilst browsing our site, and to assess visitor numbers and page-hits to help improve visitor experience.