Privacy Policy 2018-05-21T10:37:04+00:00

Privacy Policy

The Independent Children’s Homes Association collects certain information or data about you as members of the Association.

We collect:-

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact ICHA.
  • your email address, when you sign up to our email alerts, and how you use our emails – for example whether you open them and which links you click on.

This data can be viewed in the ICHA handbook on the ICHA website.

We use this information to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it.
  • gather feedback to assist other members, for example our email alerts.
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to.
  • send bulletins to users who request them.
  • provide you with information about local services if you want it.

Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure servers in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit.

Any data you send is at your own risk.

We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Your rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information.

These are:

  • The right to confirm if we are using data about you and to access details about what we are using and how;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office;
  • The right to request we rectify any inaccurate data corrected or to have data which is incomplete for the purpose we hold it completed;
  • The right to be forgotten. Which is the right to ask us to delete information about you and if it is appropriate to do so we will do so;
  • The right to restrict what we do with data in specific circumstances, including where the accuracy of the data is contested, processing is unlawful but you do not want us to erase the data or if we only need the data to meet legal requirements;
  • The right to receive the data we hold about you in a format you can use to transfer the data electronically elsewhere.

You are also able to withdraw any consent you have provided for use to use your data at any time.  This is opting out and the process is set out below.

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

If you’ve signed up for email information/bulletins, you can unsubscribe at any time by contacting admin@icha.org.uk

Links to other websites

This privacy policy only applies to ICHA, and doesn’t cover other services that we link to. Other services have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to ICHA from another website

If you come to ICHA from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We don’t use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Cookies

When you visit our websites, we may store some information (commonly known as a “cookie”) on your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a site transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Passwords are not stored in cookies.

How we use cookies

A cookie helps you get the best out of our website and helps us to provide you with a more customised service.

Cookies expire once you close your browser.

You can block or erase cookies from your computer if you want to (your browser’s help screen or manual should tell you how to do this), but if you chose to do so you will not be able to access most parts of our website which are reliant on the use of cookies to operate correctly and will not work if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

Please note, that if you set your browser to reject cookies you may not be able to use certain aspects of our websites.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at admin@icha.org.uk

(Please note that because of the insecure nature of emails we cannot accept any responsibility for data lost or intercepted in transit.)