Making time for older people and helping them stay independent for longer

Privacy policy

At Abbeyfield (Ripon & District) Society we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Abbeyfield (Ripon & District) Society Ltd, Abbeyfield House, Church Lane, Ripon, HG4 2ES.

Who are we?

The Abbeyfield (Ripon & District) Society is a registered charity (no. 501960) and company limited by guarantee (no. 01067487). The registered address: Abbeyfield (Ripon & District) Society Ltd, Abbeyfield House, Church Lane, Ripon, HG4 2ES.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about our home and services.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

Information such as your name, email and/or postal address is only collected when you contact us using any of the email links provided on the site, or the information request form.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • process an enquiry that you have made;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • notify you of changes to our services;
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities, promotions of our associated goods and services;
  • process a job application;
  • help us understand how our site is being used to inform site content and help reach our target audience; or
  • inform our market research, such as checking the effectiveness of our communications.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties and we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Product Providers we work in association with:

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about the vital work we do for older people and our exciting products and services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Abbeyfield (Ripon & District) Society Ltd, Abbeyfield House, Church Lane, Ripon, HG4 2ES.

You can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Abbeyfield (Ripon & District) Society Ltd, Abbeyfield House, Church Lane, Ripon, HG4 2ES.

You also have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you.

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’s treated securely.

Our website is protected by SSL (secure sockets layer) which creates a secure connection between a user’s web browser and our server. This means Information such as names, phone numbers, addresses and any payment details stays private and secure.

Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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.

Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, our website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

Different types of cookies?

  • Functional cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. For example, these cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.

  • Session cookies

We use these to keep track of your movement from page to page, so you don’t get asked for the same information that you have already given to our site and are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website or shortly afterwards.

  • Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies do not personally identify any individual user. These are usually third-party cookies, which we use to deliver a better user experience.

  • Other cookies

Please note that any advertisers, logos or links to other websites may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Do I have to consent to cookies?

No, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to restrict the use of cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

By continuing to use this Website, you consent to the use of cookies. You can choose to manage the cookies we use on this Website through your browser settings at any time.

For information on how to do this, and about cookies in general, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Analytics

We also use Google Analytics to collect anonymous visitor demographic and interest data.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Disclosure of information to third parties

As previously mentioned we do not sell, trade or rent your information and will never disclose information about you to third parties, except to fulfil your specific requirements for a service or request for information if third parties deliver the relevant service.

Other circumstances where we are operationally or contractually obliged to pass on your information may be where third parties administer part or all of the service and to maintain management information for business analysis.

We may, of course, be obliged by law to pass on your information to the Police or any other statutory authority.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in August 2019.