Privacy

Privacy and security statement

This privacy policy sets out how WESC Foundation uses and protects any information that you give WESC Foundation when you use this website. WESC Foundation is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. WESC Foundation may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 23rd May 2018.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Collection and processing of personal data

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and contact information such as your email address
  • Demographic information such as your age and gender
  • Self-reported information about your visual impairment, if you have one
  • Other information relevant to your progress in Eyelander.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping and technical administration of Eyelander
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • If you are an adult or parent who has given your prior consent to participate in research we may also use your anonymised information for research purposes, but only to the extent needed in each specific case.

If you have agreed to us using your anonymised personal information for research purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at eyelander@wescfoundation.ac.uk

We will not disclose any of your identifiable personal information to any third parties unless we are required by law.

You may request details of any personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

WESC Foundation
Topsham Road
Countess Wear
Exeter
Devon
EX2 6HA
United Kingdom

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Cookies and external links

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 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 may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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