Disclaimer & Privacy StatementSouth Tyneside Blind Welfare Association (STBWA) seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and STBWA does not accept any liability for actions arising from its use. STBWA cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.
Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Cookies and Website Traffic
When users enter the website their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to STBWA's server. The website then creates "session" cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website. Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website.
Many websites do this to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites. The STBWA website uses third-party cookies to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed and the city and country of origin of users.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.
Log files stored on the web server allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do not contain any personal information.
The information and publications on STBWA's website are subject to Copyright. Material may not be reproduced without formal permission or charge for personal or in-house use only when offered as a downloadable file. For other use or if in doubt, further information is available by contacting us.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
STBWA is the sole owner of the information collected and processes personal data for the purposes of aiding its work with STBWA networks and its network members.
Although we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required to by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process or in evidence of our work carried out under terms of Regional Funding. The term 'Regional Funding' applies to any grant which has been received by STBWA to enhance its work within the community.
Third Party Intermediaries
We use an outside contractor to manage our website. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. Users of our site will always be notified when their information is requested for use by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they would proceed with services from an outside party.
This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, NTCDP, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. Our privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
From time-to-time we may request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address) and demographic information (such as postcode). Contact information will not be shared with any third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. If we are to use an intermediary to conduct these surveys, they will not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
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