Privacy Policy

 

VCFA Privacy Policy

VCFA  are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our members, service users and visitors.  VCFA will not sell, rent  trade our contact database with other companies or businesses for marketing purposes. This Privacy Policy, details on how and why we collect your personal information, how we use it.  We also provide details under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Types of data we collect

Website Cookies

VCFA website uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your device to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

Google Analytics

VCFA uses a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Wifi

VCFA offers free Wi-Fi for visitors to our offices.  When you the Wi-Fi we may collect data about:

a) your device;

b) the volume of data which you use;

c) the websites and applications which you access; and

d) your usage by access time, frequency and location.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process, we collect personal information. We use this information to keep you informed:-

  • about things relevant to  the local VCF sector
  • provide information you’ve asked us to tell you about;
  • contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information;
  • check our records are right
  • check regularly that you’re happy and satisfied with our service
  • Send you our e-newsletter/e-bulletin

We do not rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-bulletin. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer admin@vcfa.org.uk.

Sharing Information with others

VCFA  may share anonymised personal information with our public sector partners who use this to analyse our effectiveness and to determine value for money on the funding, income generated and/or funding secured from other sources to understand the impact of the public investment made in VCFA.   We will not share any personal or sensitive information.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer the  Chair of VCFA board Sajid Hashmi MBE on chair@vcfa.org.uk

Changes to this Privacy Notice

Policy adopted on 2nd May 2018

Date of review – May 2019