RSPCA Stourbridge & District Branch Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how RSPCA Stourbridge & District Branch uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

RSPCA Stourbridge & District Branch is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

RSPCA Stourbridge & District Branch may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/01/12.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and contact information including address, phone number and email address.
  • Other information relevant to rehoming animals.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may also use the information to help us improve our services.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can delete 'cookies' that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing 'cookies' on your computer during your visit this may affect the way our website functions. By disabling 'cookies' from the browser settings, you will be restricting the 'cookies' that RSPCA Stourbridge & District Branch uses to manage its website and this may have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once 'cookies' are disabled via your browser settings and not only our website.

If you would like to restrict or block 'cookies' that are set by us and other websites, you can do this through your web browser settings. Instructions for how to do this for the four most used web browsers are below. For other web browsers, please use the Help function on your browser for details on how to do this. For information on how to restrict or block 'cookies' on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Guide to Disabling 'Cookies' using Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 7.0+
1. Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar
2. Click on 'Options'
3. Click on 'Privacy' Tab on top section
4. Click on the 'Advanced" button
5. Select 'Prompt' for both 'First party cookies' and 'Third Party Cookies'
6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Firefox 3.0+
1. Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar
2. Click on 'Options...'
3. Click on 'Privacy' Tab in the top section
4. From the drop down box select 'Use custom setting for history'
5. Un-tick the box that says 'Accept Cookies From sites'
6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Google Chrome 8.0+
1. Click to 'Tools Menu'
2. Click on 'Options'
3. Click on 'Under the Bonnet'
4. Click on 'Cookie Setting' button and tick 'Block all third-party cookies without exception'
5. Close the screen.

Safari
1. Go to the Safari menu.
2. Click on the Preferences.
3. Click the 'Security' tab.
4. Under 'Accept Cookies', set it to accept, reject, or selectively accept cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

We are not responsible for the contents of external websites or the availability of linked pages. Inclusion of a link to an external website does not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with the RSPCA of that site, its content, any product or service its operators may provide.