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Privacy Policy Overview 
The Society of the Sacred Heart is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its website users and customers. We have written this privacy policy to outline the specific information we collect, how we use this information, and what options you have in sharing this information with us when you visit our site. Protecting your privacy is a significant part of our commitment to providing you with a high quality website.

Information Collection and Use 
We are the sole owner of any information collected on this site. We will never sell, share, or rent this information to others... ever. The Society of the Sacred Heart collects information from our users at several different points on our website, notably the "Contact us" page. We will only use this information to contact you, and keep you informed of our services.
 
Links 
This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that the Society of the Sacred Heart is 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 web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Society of the Sacred Heart.

If you are aged 16 or under, please ask your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide any personal information to the Society of the Sacred Heart. 
 
Notification of Changes
This privacy policy may be updated from time to time, so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to us. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. This policy was last updated on 28th July 2018. If you do not agree to these changes, or have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please cease using our website and contact us immediately. 
 
Cookie Policy
When someone visits https://societysacredheart.org.uk we use tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie onto your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.


What is a Cookie?
In terms of the internet, a cookie is a small text file which is placed on your computer when you access a web site. The cookie will usually contain information such as; the web site’s name, a user ID, the extent of the cookie’s effect, and a unique number. Cookies will not reveal your identity, or indeed any personal information.

In most cases, on the first occasion that you go to a web site that uses cookies, a cookie will be placed on your computer. Next time you go to that web site, your device (computer/laptop/mobile/tablet/etc.) will search for a cookie that corresponds to this web site, and will send the information held in the cookie back to the site. From there, the web site can identify that you have visited previously. This allows some web sites to alter the information presented to you based on this fact. Using cookies, some web sites may also record how much time you spend viewing certain pages of the site, the pages/links you have selected, and save preferences you have chosen during your visit.

For the most part, cookies bring many benefits to the internet user, especially if you visit some web sites on a regular basis - your preferences are saved so that you don’t have to re-enter or re-select details or options. Additionally, cookies help to improve internet shopping, i.e they are used to remember the items you have placed in your basket before checking out.

 

The Society of the Sacred Heart use only two types of Cookies:

Session Cookies
Session Cookies are essential for the operation of our website and they expire after each browser session. These session cookies are therefore only temporary.

Persistent Cookies
Persistent Cookies are also used on pmgweb.co.uk but they do not collect any information which identifies a user.  However these persistent cookies do collect information on how each visitor to the site uses it and records which pages are visited for analytical purposes.  The user cannot be identified, only their flow through the website and the pages visited.

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, however, may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
 

Access to personal information
The Society of the Sacred Heart tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:
give you a description of it;
tell you why we are holding it;
tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
To make a request for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in to the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.


Contact us by email
or write to
RSCJ Webweaver
9 Bute Gardens
London W6 7DR