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Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1  Arts & Health South West (AHSW) takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you via http://www.ahsw.org.uk (referred to below as the “Site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using the Site and any services we offer via the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy in respect of the information collected about you via this Site.

1.2  If you have any queries about the policy, please get in touch with us using the contact details set out at below and we will do our best to answer your questions.

2.  Personal information collected

2.1 Stage 1 Membership

2.1.1 Prospective AHSW Members are asked to supply the following information via an online application form:

  • First Name, Last name
  • Job Title
  • Organisation
  • Postcode 
  • Email

2.1.2 Arts & Health South West will use this information to:

  • collate person/sector non-identifiable data e.g. number or type of arts and/or health activity in the South West geographical area;
  • verify Member’s identity (at login);
  • send monthly e-news bulletins (if this option is selected)
  • occasionally request Members to complete online surveys
  • occasionally contact specific Members for other reasons

2.1.3 This information will not be made available to any 3rd parties.
2.2 Stage 2 Membership

2.2.1 AHSW Members may opt to complete a more detailed questionnaire which will enable them to decide to make selected information available to:

  • other AHSW Members and/or
  • members of the public who visit the Site

2.2.2 AHSW Members may also decide to show their location, (or that of their organisation or project or event), located by Post Code on the Google Map which is part of the Site.

2.2.3 AHSW Members can opt to change their privacy settings on the Site at any time.

3.  Information automatically collected from your computer

3.1  Log files/IP addresses: When you visit the Site Google Analytics automatically records your IP address which it makes available to AHSW.

3.2  Google Analytics may also gather other non-personal information (from which we cannot identify you) such as the type of your internet browser, which AHSW may use to provide you with a more effective service.

3.3  AHSW gathers information volunteered via the content management system from AHSW Members using the password protected areas.

4.  Cookies

4.1 This site uses session-cookies only, and only so that logged-in AHSW Members can move around the site without their session timing out and so being repeatedly asked to log in again. Session-cookies are destroyed whenever you close your browser down, and those on this site do not store any identifiable or sensitive personal data.

4.2 AHSW Members will need to enable cookies (if only for this site) in order to get the best use from it.

4.3 Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

5.  Changes to your details

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with, please contact us as set out below.

6.  Security

We have implemented technology and policies to safeguard your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use.

7.  Linking to third party websites

7.1  We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our Site and recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

7.2 In addition, if you linked to this Site from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

8.   Contact us

If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at info@ahsw.org.uk or write to us at:

Arts & Health South West
PO Box 7515




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