Privacy and Cookie Policy 

What the Privacy Policy means and what is covered

  1. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when visiting or using bournemouthfostering.co.uk and we will comply with all Data Protection Act requirements. Personal information is not automatically stored or captured, only your IP address is automatically captured by the web server. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you (the user) when you visit bournemouthfostering.co.uk

  2. Where personal data is voluntarily provided through e-mail, electronic forms or enquiries, this data is only used for the purpose it was provided and shared with our recruitment company Ontrac Agency Limited who are data protection registered and are not allowed to share your information with anyone other than Bournemouth Borough Council.

  3. We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

  4. This Privacy Policy only covers bournemouthfostering.co.uk. Websites linked to and from the site are not covered by this policy and we recommend you review the Privacy Policy at each of these websites to determine how that site protects your privacy.

  5. This Privacy Policy may be subject to change from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.

Information We Collect

General

If you register with us, we will collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, address, and e-mail address.  This data is kept secure and will only be used for the purpose that you are providing it for and will be shared with our recruitment

Accessing Personal Information

You may review and update your personal identifiable registration information on all facilities that require you to register at anytime. If you wish to no longer receive information you can opt out by simply unsubscribing or by contacting us. Any queries on your registered information should be directed to Bournemouth Borough Council.

Additional Subscription Facilities

Should additional subscription facilities be added to bournemouthfostering.co.uk you will be given the opportunity to opt-in to them. If you are an existing subscriber you will be able to update your existing details to opt-in to these facilities. You will only receive information on items that you have agreed to.

Web Site Usage Information

IP addresses and website usage information is automatically collected from you when you visit bournemouthfostering.co.uk. This information helps us evaluate how visitors and subscribers use and navigate bournemouthfostering.co.uk on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page, and the length of their visits.

Cookies – what they are and how we use them

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites, they help websites to analyse web traffic or recognise your computer when you visit a particular site.

Cookies can allow web applications to tailor content to suit your needs by remembering your likes, dislikes and preferences – such as the way sites like Amazon and eBay suggest items that you might be interested in based on what you have looked at previously.

Cookies can also be used to track the number of visitors to a website, the time they spent on the site and the pages they looked at.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to see how people are using our website, such as which pages are being viewed and how often. The tool we use for this is called Google Analytics.

The information gathered by Google Analytics helps us to improve our site and tailor it to our customers’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, we cannot recognise you from the records we hold and cannot access your computer or any information about you. You can find out more about the tool we use for this and how it works on the Google Analytics website.

We also link to several other sites which may or may not use cookies in order to track usage and provide you with a better web experience.

If you are concerned about cookies from this or any other website you may want to adjust the privacy settings in your internet browser. By doing this you can withdraw your consent for websites to upload cookies to your computer.

Cookies we use of this website

Accept or decline cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept (or ‘consent’ to) cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may reduce your browsing experience but it gives you greater control over the cookies that are placed on your computer. You can add our web domain: bournemouth fostering.co.uk to your list of websites that you do not wish to receive cookies from.
You can find out more about the different types of cookies and what they do at BBC Webwise or go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

Glossary of terms

Browser

Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application.

Cookie

We employ cookie technology to help visitors and subscribers move faster through our site. When you sign on to bournemouthfostering.co.uk or take advantage of several key features, we may pass cookies to your computer. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by the website and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. These can be easily removed.

IP (Internet Protocol)

All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address

If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 194.267.24.1

Web Server

Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.

Fostering Team

Town Hall, Floor E1,
St Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth, BH2 6LL.