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The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the contact details below. Please do note that the details we have will have been provided by you in the first place, and will, therefore, be already known to you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10 which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 our Data Controller's details are:Data Protection Administrator
In May 2011 the law which applies to how cookies are used for storing information changed and the deadline for updating websites in line with this law came into effect on 26 May 2012.
In accordance with this law, cookies used on this site are strictly necessary or are linked to performance and functionality (anonymously stored and used to help develop a better user experience). We will notify you if we need to process or store any additional information.
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In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
On occasion, we may gather information about your computer or access device for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website. This will not identify you personally or any of your personal details whatsoever.
Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file, which may be downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer and help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.
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Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers or partners but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregated statistical information about our visitors.
First party cookies are set directly by this web site and can only be accessed by this website. The domain of the cookie may be volunteer.sparksomerset.org.uk or .volunteer.sparksomerset.org.uk depending on the origin of the cookie.
We only store one cookie on your computer, but we use Google Analytics on this site and that sets a number of first party cookies (see Google Analytics below).
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These cookies along with those listed below monitor website usage, help find what pages are popular on our website, where to make ongoing improvements amongst other things. The ICO regard these as "minimally intrusive". You can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting their opt-out page.
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|__utmv||Google Analytics||This cookie stores any additional site settings to improve your experience.||2 years from set/update|
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If you already use social media platforms, they might set cookies on your machine as you use our website. Data can then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests.
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The information that we collect relating to you is primarily used to provide you with details of our services and on rare occasions to introduce the services of carefully selected and vetted third parties to you. In addition, we may use or disclose the information for the following purposes:
You may find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.