What personal information we collect
We collect your email address, first name, last name, your area of interest in autism (e.g. Professional, Parent, or Individual), IP address, the region in which you live, and the type of computer or mobile phone you use.
If you purchase goods from us, we will collect payment card information, should you use this method of payment. We do not store these details.
If you want to pursue counselling from us, we will ask about why you need counselling and who the counselling is for.
How and why we collect it and what we use it for
We may use your email address to contact you with the latest the curly hair project news.
We may use your email address to contact you with news about curly hair things going on in your local area, which we think you might be interested in.
We use your information to understand and analyse who visits our website and to improve our services and develop new resources.
If you purchase goods from us such as:
- You might pay to subscribe to our website
- You might buy tickets to attend one of our events
- You might buy a book at one of our events
If you book a counselling session through our website, the information you provide is given to our counsellor who will use it to understand why you are seeking counselling.
We collect this information when you opt to sign up to our email newsletter, blog subscription service, when you book on one of our events, or when you use our counselling service.
How we secure your information
Your information is held in our secure database to which no third party has access.
Who has access to your information
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
If you are subscribed to the blog on our website, your information might be visible to other website users.
If you sign up for counselling via our website, your information will be given to our counsellor.
Retention of information
Your personal data will be retained for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it is collected or for business or legal purposes, or in accordance with applicable laws.
Should you choose to withdraw consent for marketing contact, please note that your personal data may still be retained on our database to the extent permitted by law.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information. When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely. All information transmitted via our website is encrypted using industry standard 256 bit SSL. You can confirm this by looking for a padlock symbol in the address bar of any modern internet browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
If you wish to opt-out
You have a choice about the information we store about you. If you wish for your information to be removed from our database, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do that straight away!
Note on Cookies
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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 information that cookies collect is in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.
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