What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies cannot carry viruses or otherwise damage your PC but the information they contain will be held on your computer:
- Session cookies will be stored on your computer until you close your browser, when they are deleted
- Persistent cookies will be stored on your computer until they reach a specified expiry date or are manually deleted
Most browsers will allow you to manage your cookies by changing your browser settings.
What types of Cookies do we use?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are needed to make the website work by recording information about the page you are looking at.
Performance Cookies (Google Analytics)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Third Party Cookies
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
How to control and delete cookies
For more information on cookies, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website.
What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
- information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including, but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation)
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters
- any other information that you choose to send to us when you contact us
How we use your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
- administer the website
- improve your browsing experience by personalising the website
- enable your use of the services available on the website
- deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website
- keep the website secure and prevent fraud
- verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website
If you send us an e-mail message or complete an on-line form, we will use the information you provide to deal with and respond to your query or comments.
If you subscribe to our mailing list we will use your email address to send you our newsletter and information about upcoming events which we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of further mailings at any time by unsubscribing or emailing us.
We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes.
We will not disclose identifiable personal information to anyone outside of the organisation without your permission, unless we have a lawful reason to do so, such as for crime prevention or detection purposes.
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and other login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
Third party websites
The website contains links to, and content from, other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted on our website.
Vision Group for Sidmouth is committed to ensuring that we comply with the data protection laws and principles and to meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the Data Protection Act 1998.
The personal data we hold only consists of subscription-based mailing list information so we can send you electronic news, and details of any events.
We take steps to ensure that personal data is up to date and accurate and we provide means for individuals to ask to have their data deleted promptly from such lists.
We do not share our mailing lists with other groups or organisations, or harvest personal data from external sources. On request, we will provide individuals with copies of the data we hold on them.
Data related queries should be sent to us via the form on our Contacts page.