Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Bladder Health UK Internet Cookie & Privacy Policy

 

Information we may collect from you

We may collect the information you provide by filling in forms on our site: http://www.bladderhealthuk.org such as registration, subscribing, renewing subscriptions and your request for any information. If for any reason you contact us we may keep records of that correspondence.

Bladder Health UK, our partners or sponsors may also request BHUK members to take part in surveys or ask for information for research or opinion polls. BHUK will contact you via telephone, letter or e-mail to ask if you are willing to participate in any survey or research. You have the right not to respond to these requests.

We may keep information on the details of your visits to our site, the transactions carried out or resources that you access.

Cookies and IP addresses

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer.  They do not contain any personally identifying information or give us access to your computer.

On 26 May 2011, the rules about cookies on websites changed. This site uses cookies. One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site. Below are the cookies that are used on this website.

 

Cookies used
Name Purpose
Google Analytics _utma
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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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Essential cookie

PHPSESSID

This cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival to the COB Foundation website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

For further information regarding Google Analytics please read Google's privacy overview. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information may be collected about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, only for administration and reporting statistical information to our advertisers and it does not identify any individual. Bladder Health UK does not currently knowingly use IP technology on its website, but reserves the right to implement this technology in the future.

Other sites we may link to could use cookie and IP technology and we accept no responsibility for control of such sites.

If implemented, the use of cookies and IP address information will be used to monitor data about our site and help us to improve our services.p>

Disclosure of information to third parties

Bladder Health UK will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. 
  

Data protection

Bladder Health UK is registered under the Data Protection Act.

At Bladder Health UK we take your privacy seriously and will only process your personal information in pursuance of the legitimate interests of the charity - to administer your account and to provide the products and services you expect as a subscription paying member.

Safeguarding BHUK Member Data and the new General Data Protection Regulation May 25th 2018

  

The integrity, security and confidentiality of member personal data is very important and a priority for Bladder Health UK.

Your information is held securely by us in order to properly administer the charity, resolve queries you might have and ensure you receive appropriate membership material.

The charity regularly reviews its arrangements for physical and IT security, ensuring these remain aligned to industry-leading practice and continue to robustly safeguard member personal data, protecting against its unauthorised access or misuse.

The charity is also preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will overhaul the UK’s current data protection legislation in place since 1998. While an EU initiative, the Government has broadly welcomed its updating of standards, and committed to its implementation irrespective of Brexit.

GDPR is a response to the enormous technological change (ie. email, internet and social media usage) which has driven dramatic increases in the scale of personal data collected, processed and shared. It recognises that over time the risks of loss or misuse of personal data have grown, with data increasingly transferred and processed globally. In response, GDPR introduces a range of new requirements and enhanced rights for Data Subjects (the individuals to which data relates to) underlined by significantly higher penalties for entities falling to meet its requirements.

BHUK has reviewed its policies and made changes, where needed to, to meet the new GDPR’s requirements. We have taken advice and guidance from the Information Commissioners Office – in particular in relation to the voluntary sector and small charities.

 

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