We have developed this policy so that you may feel confident about the privacy and security of your personal information.
Countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) are required to have a
similar standard of protection of personal data. This is not always the
case outside that area. We do sometimes transfer data outside the EEA
and before doing so take steps to ensure that there is adequate
protection, as required by relevant Data Protection legislation.
Use of Personal Information
You may need to register to access our website and where you do not
register personal information about you will not be collected by us.
If you register for our services, any details you provide may be
stored for use on future visits, as we do not want you to give us any
information more than once. The details you give us may be combined with
information about your use of the Meningitis Research Foundation
website(s) and information from other of our records in order to provide
you with online services you request.
We respect the privacy of personal email accounts and we store your
email addresses just as securely as other personal information. We will
not send you unwanted email messages or junk mail, and your details will
not be passed to any organisation outside the Group for marketing
purposes without your explicit permission.
However, we may use email in response to enquiries you make about our services or service issues.
Disclosure of information
We take all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data.
We sometimes use other companies to provide some of our services or
to provide services to us. To enable them to do this, we may need to let
them process your personal information. Our staff and those working for
our agents or contractors have a responsibility to keep your
information confidential and are only allowed to use it to offer
products and services on our behalf.
Right of access to your information
If you want to know exactly what personal information Meningitis
Research Foundation holds on you, you can obtain it. If it transpires
that the information held is inaccurate, we will make the necessary
amendments and confirm to you that these have been made. Please write to
the Data Protection Officer at the Meningitis Research Foundation.
How we protect your data
Our general Email enquiry forms are not sent via an encrypted channel
and for this reason we ask that you do not include confidential
information when using them (such as bank account details).
Messages sent and received via the message service when you are
logged into your accounts via our internet banking service are encrypted
and therefore secure.
Cookies – Your website may work with third parties
to research certain usage and activities on our website on our behalf.
No personal information about you is shared, however in the course of
conducting this research these third parties may place a unique "cookie"
on your browser.
A cookie is a small file which is sent to your browser and stored on
your computer's hard disc and helps Your website understand and track
your use of the site and where it can improve the information and
information on IP addresses, to analyse trends, administer the site,
track user's movements on the site and gather broad demographic
information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to other
personally identifiable information and will not be used to deliver
targeted marketing messages. For information about blocking the use of
cookies, please refer to the instructions/help screen on your Internet
browser. Please note that you may not be able to use or access certain
Changes - As a result of improvements we make to our
services, amendments to laws or regulation or developments in the
technology or processes we use, we may change the information we hold
about you and/or the way in which or the purposes for which we process
such information. Where we require your consent to such change we will
notify you of the change. However, unless you inform us otherwise, we
will deem your continued use of products and services to which the
change relates to constitute your consent to the relevant change.
Please help us - We wish our service to meet your
expectations on all occasions. To do so we need the information we hold
about you to be accurate and up to date. Please help us by informing us
promptly of any changes to your personal circumstances.