Privacy Policy

This page sets out the Privacy Policy on which this website www.richannel.org (the "Site") is made available to you. Please read this page carefully.

By accessing the Site you agree to comply with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You should keep a copy of this page for future reference.

Please note that the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy do not apply to any of our other websites or any third party websites which are linked to by the Site.

What information do we collect about you? 

We may collect and process information that you choose to provide by filling in forms on the Site or by any other method, including post and email. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • information about you which is personally identifiable such as your name, email address, age, location and interests ("Your Information");
  • if you contact us for any reason, we may keep a record of that correspondence; and
  • any information or material you post in the public areas of the Site.

How will we use this information?

We may use Your Information to send you emails about us (including but not limited to our activities, events and fundraising efforts), the Site and its contents, and on any topics which we think may interest you; and to gain a clearer understanding of our users and to help us improve the Site.

We will ensure that we only keep Your Information for as long as is necessary.

You should be aware that any information you post in the public areas of our Site, such as on message boards, may be seen, collected and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from other users or parties. Unfortunately we cannot control this and you post any such information at your own risk.

Cookies and Google Analytics

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We do not use any of our own cookies on the Site, except on the subdomain www.advent.richannel.org. We also work with Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about details of our users' visits to the Site (including IP addresses) and the resources they access on it. Google Analytics provides us with reports based on this information in order to help us understand how visitors engage with the Site. Google Analytics will not transfer the information it collects to any third party except where required to do so by law. Please note that we will not use Google Analytics to collect any information from which you can be personally identified, and we will not associate the information provided to us by Google Analytics with Your Information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

You may refuse to accept Google Analytics cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Alternatively, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On, which is available for download here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Unless you do this, Google Analytics cookies will be issued when you use our Site, but you can delete them via your browser at any time. If you decide that you no longer want to allow Google Analytics' cookies, you can delete them via your browser. If you do not accept Google Analytics' cookies, or decide to delete them, you will still be able to access the Site.

Google Analytics cookies will remain on your computer for between thirty minutes and two years from being set / updated, unless you delete them before they expire.

If you want to know more about cookies and how they work, please refer to the following websites: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.

Sharing information and security

We will not share Your Information with a third party except:

  • some of the information that we ask you to provide will be submitted directly to a third party service provider which collects and stores information for us and sends out emails on our behalf; and
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share Your Information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce our Terms of Use.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any of Your Information which we share with third parties in the above circumstances is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We will not transfer any of Your Information to destinations outside of the European Economic Area.

The security of Your Information is important to us. We maintain appropriate administrative technical and physical safeguards to protect Your Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, use and all other unlawful forms of processing of the personal data in our possession.

Access to Your Information, correction and unsubscribing

To find out more about how Your Information will be used, or to make a complaint, please contact us at our Postal Address or by email at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you, subject to a small charge. If you would like to request such a copy, please contact us at our Postal Address or by email at richannel@ri.ac.uk.

You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate by contacting us at our Postal Address or by email at richannel@ri.ac.uk

You have the right to unsubscribe from any emails we send you. To change email preferences, please contact us by email at richannel@ri.ac.uk. You can also unsubscribe by clicking on the link at the bottom of every email we send to you.

We hope you will be happy with the way we handle your information but if not you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner if there is a problem – see www.ico.gov.uk.

Changes to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

We are constantly looking for ways to improve the Site. We may amend the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy from time to time, in which case any changes will be published on this page. By continuing to use the Site, you shall be deemed to agree to be bound by those changes and revised terms.

This page was last updated on 23 September 2011.

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