Privacy & cookies
This website is operated by Bromley Maternity Voices (we, us, our).
Information you provide to us
We may process information about you that you provide to us including via our websites and social media channels and through correspondence by phone, email or otherwise).
These data may include information provided by you:
- at the time of subscribing to our services or posting material to our sites;
- if you complete any surveys that we may invite you to participate in; and
- in connection with your other communications with us.
The information you give us may include your name, age (within a range), postcode, email address, phone number, gender, ethnicity, employer, affiliated organisations (e.g. professional body), job details and personal description and information relating to your relationship with us.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process technical information about your computer, including (where available) your Internet Protocol address, login information, operating system and browser type and version, for system administration purposes and to report aggregate information to other organisations (including our funders). When reporting to other organisations, this is statistical data about the browsing actions and patterns of usage of our sites, and does not (of itself) identify any individual by name.
How we use information about you
We may use personal information that we hold about you (personal data) in the following ways:
- we may share your personal information with third parties who we work with (i.e. service providers, policymakers etc) in order to facilitate the work we do;
- to contact you in relation to our work (including by email, SMS, post or telephone);
- if you subscribe to updates from us, to provide you with information relating to similar services or projects that we may offer from time to time, provided that you do not “opt-out” of this use on registration or subsequently;
- to monitor the way in which our sites are used, and to ensure that content from our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and your internet browser;
- to notify you about changes to our organisation or services.
Disclosure of information about you
Though we do not share any personal data with third parties, e.g. marketing companies, for commercial, marketing or unsolicited communication purposes, we may need to share certain data in order to do our work effectively. Data will be shared purely so relevant stakeholders can engage with, promote and help improve services for people in Bromley.
Protecting information about you
Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the information transmitted to our sites. Any transmission will be at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use security features and procedures to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which allows you to access certain parts of our sites, we ask you not to share this password with any other person.
You have the right to:
- access the information we hold about you;
- have corrected any personal data we hold about you if it is not factually accurate. Please let us know if your contact details change; and
- “opt-out” of receiving information relating to similar services or projects that we may offer from time to time.
Our sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partners and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they may have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for them.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Taskforce and its contractors have legal obligations towards you in the way that we deal with data collected from you. We keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so, or we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it.
We collect information from website visitors relating to:
- feedback submitted to us, including comments
- email alert services
- site usage tracking
- social media sharing services
If you provide feedback about the website through a contact form or email address we will only use this information to develop and improve the site. From time to time, we may seek feedback from visitors, which we will use to answer questions, resolve problems or improve their published information.
2. Email alerts services
If you sign up to receive email updates about the issues discussed on this site, we will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested only. If you inform us that you wish to cancel your details will be deleted from our records.
3. Site usage
Like virtually all web sites, we store anonymised data on visits in server log files, which contain IP addresses of machines used to access this site, and the pages requested.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies (small data files created on your computer) are set by Google Analytics:
|_utma||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|_utmc||randomly generated number||when you close your browser|
|_utmx||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmxx||randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmz||randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||6 months|
Cookies are also used elsewhere on the site, including by the content management system we use, WordPress. These improve things by remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page, log in or leave a comment.
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.
4. Social media sharing services
We maintain profiles on Facebook and Twitter, and embed widgets from or links to these services on this website. These may track your interactions on their site and associate this with your profiles on these services (if you have them). These services have their own privacy policies, which you should refer to if you are concerned about your personal or profile information.