Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

The Department for Children and Young People in South Gloucestershire is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Us In Care Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Us In Care website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
 

Collection of your Personal Information

The Us In Care Web site collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name. The Us In Care Web site also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Us In Care Web site. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by the Us In Care Web site for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Us In Care Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Us In Care Web site public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the Us In Care Web site does read your online communications with in Us In care, for the purposes of moderation and editing.

The Us In Care Web site encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the Us In Care Web site so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Us In Care Web site is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Us In Care Web site.

Use of your Personal Information

The Us In Care Web site collects and uses your personal information to operate the Us In Care Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Us In Care Web site also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services recommended by the Us In Care Web site. The Us In Care Web site may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Us In Care Web site does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Us In Care Web site may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the Us In Care Web site may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Us In Care Web site, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Us In Care Web site does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Us In Care Web site keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within the Us In Care Web site, in order to determine what Us In Care website services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within the Us In Care Web site to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Us In Care Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Us In Care Web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Us In Care Web site; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Us In Care Web site.

Use of Cookies

The Us In Care Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Us In Care Web site pages, or register with the Us In Care Web site or services, a cookie helps the Us In Care Web site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same the Us In Care Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Us In Care Web site features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Us In Care Web site or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Us In Care Web site secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Us In Care Web site secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement

The Us In Care Web site will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Us In Care Web site encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Us In Care Web site is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Us In Care Web site welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Us In Care Web site has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Us In Care Web site at involving@southglos.gov.uk. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.