We do not collect personal information from the general public on this site as registration on it is restricted to the webmaster and site editors.
If you contact us via this website we will keep any details you provide us with for the purpose of responding to you, but will delete them on request.
As an organisation we are:
- Aware of our obligations with respect to our Data Protection Obligations
- We have been registered with the ICO since June 2005; Registration ref: Z9107288
- We maintain paper records of donors and service users to enable us to provide a service within our local demographic.
- We have a process to securely dispose of personal data that is no longer required.
- Personal records of volunteers are kept in a locked filing cabinet with their knowledge and consent.
- We do not share personal details with other organisations.
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Some examples of cookies could be:
- storing information to personalise the website to your requirements
- a website that sells things may use a cookie to record items you have in a shopping basket
- cookies can be used to record users behaviour on a website, for example to record the pages they have viewed
There are 2 different types of cookie that can be placed in your browser by a website:
- Session cookies are only used for the period you use the website, and are deleted when you close your web browser. A new cookie would then be placed in your web browser if you were to visit the same website again in the future
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Cookies on the GOFA website
We use a number of different cookies on this website – here is a list of detailed information on cookies that this site uses.
- We use SlimStats cookies on our website to record website usage, so that we can find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, so that we can see which pages are most popular and provide an improved service. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone, we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites, and we do not share this information with anyone.
- We use essential session cookies to enable certain parts of the website to function properly.
If you have any questions about the way cookies are used on this site, or how you may be affected please contact us.
Managing cookies on your device
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the about cookies website.
You can choose to block the cookies that are set by this website, however you must be aware that doing so may mean that parts of the site will not work correctly.