PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

1. Online Privacy Practices

Your right to privacy is important to us.

We are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from our website and information about our services.

Please be assured that any personal contact information and any information submitted regarding your personal situation and needs associated with counselling will be kept confidential and will only be disclosed to qualified counsellors who may be dealing with your case. Full details of the Light House Privacy Policy (separate to this website policy) may be obtained from The Light House and will be explained during appointments if requested.

2. Cookies

A Cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie’s main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, email address and interests. The Light House website uses this type of cookie only where it is an essential part of the process, for example, for remembering your name and enquiry details when you submit an enquiry, in order to create an email to the administrator.

Another use of Cookies is for the collection of statistical information to assess the performance of the website. This website does use code from a Third Party supplier to provide statistical reports on our pages.  This code uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by the Third Party supplier on servers in the United States . We will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, by compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Our Third Party supplier may also transfer this information to other third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. They will not associate your IP address with any other data held.  The Light House uses reports generated by this software to help understand user behaviour and to improve the website content, but all data we use is anonymous.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by this code in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

3.  Future Information Usage

We may use your personal data for future email mailings, support, notification of new services, general correspondence regarding the services and correspondence which may relate to you. If you would rather not receive future marketing emails from us please inform us by completing the Enquiry Form.

The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to support your customer relationship with us. We do not disclose or sell your information outside our organisation, except if we sell the whole or part of our business. If the latter were ever to happen we would ensure that the new owners were bound by the same confidentiality procedures as we are.

5. Further Information

For further information on data protection and privacy contact:

The Data Protection Manager, The Light House (Christian Care Ministry) Trust Ltd., 1A Argyll Street, Coventry, CV2 4FJ. Telephone ( 44)(0)2476 440095

If you would prefer to contact us by email, please complete the Enquiry Form. Note that we do not state our email address explicitly here due to our own concern for data privacy, and avoidance of those who abuse email addresses!

Information on the Data Protection Act 1998 is also on the Data Protection Commissioner’s website at www.dataprotection.gov.uk

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