Privacy Policy

Your information

 Buddy With takes great care to safeguard personal data provided by our users, volunteers, partners and staff members and to process this data fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Action 1998.

When providing details about yourself you can be confident that:

  • Any information you provide online is confidential. Buddy With team will always endeavour to keep accurate and up to date information on you 

  • Buddy With will only pass on your details to funders and partnering organisations. Your details will not be shared with any other organisations.

 

1. Why do we need your details?

There are several reasons why we need or would like to keep your details.

If you join Buddy With platform and register for an account we need your details as we would like to keep you updated on the work we do and keep your details to keep you informed of news, activities and events that may be of interest to you and opportunities to get involved. We will only do this if you agree that you wish to be kept updated.

2. Information that we collect on the website

Session” cookies:

  • We use session cookies for a variety of site functions such as remembering your log-in for you. Without this than various functions on the website would not work properly.

Site Analytics and Performance:

  • Google Analytics – we use this tool to understand how the site is being used in order to improve it for our users

  • Link tracking

We sometimes use a short tracking code on links we send out in email newsletters, blogs and post on social networks. We cannot use this to identify people personally, however it helps us to understand how people share and respond to our communications.

Website registrations

We have a database of people who have registered on the website. The information provided during the registration process is not publicly visible but your username can be visible to other users.

Blog comments

To comment on a blog you must provide your email address. This is in order to help us reduce spam comments and to notify you of replies to your comment.

Social sharing” buttons

We use “social sharing” buttons on some of our pages, such as blogs, news and events, so users can easily share the pages with their contacts on social networks.

These social features use scripts from domains outside of ‘Buddywith’. These sites may be collecting information about what you are doing across the web. 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.

External web content

Sometimes we embed content from external websites on our website, e.g. NHS Direct. The most common kind of content embedded on the site are videos. Similar to the “social sharing” buttons these services may collect statistics and information on your use of the embedded content. 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.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Buddy With team on support@buddywith.org.uk