Privacy

Public authorities, landlords, managing agents and organisations that act in any such capacity are NOT permitted to use, copy or take images of the content created by the website administrators or any of the users.

User data will not be shared with any organisation without permission.

 

Real Voices Privacy and Cookies Policy

The policy: This privacy policy is for this website – https://realvoices.org.uk. It governs the privacy of all users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre-GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA and PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided in the footer of the site if you have any questions.

The DPA and GDPR May 2018

We and this website comply to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Use of cookies

Like the majority of websites, we use cookies to improve your experience while visiting. As required by legislation, where applicable this site uses a cookie control system, allowing you to give your explicit permission or to deny the use of/saving of cookies on your computer or device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to your computer hard drive that track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of the site. This allows the website, through its server, to provide you with a tailored experience as you use it.

How can I prevent cookies being stored? You are advised that if you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to your computer’s hard drive, then you should take the necessary steps within your web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

For more information about cookies, please refer to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software provided by Google Analytics to monitor our visitors in order to better understand how you use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

This site uses only the default settings provided in the standard installation of Google Analytics. This allows details of the page you visited, including its URL and title, and information about the browser you used, such as its name, viewport size, screen resolution and the language in which it operates. Details of your location are included – this is determined by the IP address you’re visiting from, but at no point is your actual IP address made available as that is personally identifiable information that violates Google Analytics’ privacy terms.

More information about Google Analytics’ privacy policy and how they safeguard your data is available on their website.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the originating website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website does not contain any sponsored links or adverts.

Downloads and Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to you at your own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure that only genuine downloads are available, you are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise you to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact and Communication with us

If you contact us through our website you do so at your own discretion. Any personal details we request are provided at your own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ at the start of this page.

Comments

The administrators take no responsibility for comments posted by users. We will do what we can to moderate content, users can help us by reporting comments they find for any reason offensive. A zero tolerance approach is taken toward members that make contributions or comments that might be found offensive by any other users.

Email Mailing and Notification Messages

Users may receive notifications through the internal messaging system or via emails. You can control internal and email notifications in your user account “Notifications” settings. You can also prevent all such notifications. Information that you provide is processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ at the start of this page.

External Website Links and Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, you are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite our best efforts. You should therefore note that you click on external links at your own risk. We cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account or have left comments on this website, you can request to receive an export file of the personal data the site holds about you, including any data you have provided to them. You can also request that the site owners delete any personal data they hold about you. This does not include any data that the site is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Resources and Further Information