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Privacy Policy

This website is operated by Bromley Maternity Voices (we, us, our).

This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use) sets out the basis on which we may process your personal data and information in connection with our work.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our sites you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

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;
  • in connection with any agreements or other arrangements between you and us (including the Terms of Use); and
  • 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.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of your personal data or our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the contact details in the footer of this site.

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.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this webpage and, where appropriate, notified to you. Please check this webpage frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy.

Cookies

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

1. Feedback
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:

Name Typical Content Expires
_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.