Cookies and privacy
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so.
Pact will maintain the confidentiality of personal data held or processed and increase the access given to individuals to information relating to them.
If you have submitted your email address to the site, we may in future communicate with you to give you the opportunity to opt in to further email communications from us. These further communications may be sent from time to time to inform you about our activities and services. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to the Marketing Communications Officer at Pact, Park Place, 12 Lawn Lane, London SW8 1UD.
What information we collect
We collect data from our website for a number of reasons, primarily to provide you with the most useful and relevant information about Pact’s services. We do this through collecting and analysing both anonymous, or aggregate, data, and personal data volunteered by you online.
In some areas of our website, for example forms, emails, polls and survey submissions, we collect personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and email. We may use this personally identifiable information to customise the content on the websites, to assess visitors’ current and future needs and to process any requests, applications or transactions undertaken by you and for internal administration and analysis. We use this information only for the reason you have supplied it or any other reason for which you have given us permission to do so. Pact does not sell, rent, or disclose any information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
Where relevant, information is provided to explain why the data is being collected and how it will be used. In some cases we may ask you to 'opt-in' to receive future communications including email, or text marketing. In other cases, when we ask you for information about yourself you may, by ticking the appropriate box provided, tell us that you do not want future communications from us.
In addition to information given explicitly by you, we also collect information about your visit to our website (for example, the date and time of your visit and the pages that you view). This information is not connected to you personally, and is in aggregate form. This kind of data helps us to understand how our visitors use our site so that future website development can better meet your needs.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent by websites that you visit to recognise who you are when you return there. There files are stored on your computer’s hard drive, and are read by your web browser.
How are cookie used?
Opting out of cookies?
There are a number of options available so that you do not have to store any cookies at all. You can either set your browser so that it will not accept and store any cookie, or if you have a little more time and knowledge you are able to allow only certain ‘trusted’ sites to store cookies on your computer.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (http://www.ico.gov.uk/) provides some advice about cookies and their use, and also provides a link to ‘About cookies’ (www.aboutcookies.org).