Privacy

Introduction

We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you have a right to control personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that trust seriously.

This policy explains how we will collect information from you via the WorkGuru Website and how we will use this information.

It has been designed to read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions.

Contacting Us

If you have any concerns or questions about this privacy policy please contact us at theteam@workguru.org.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may occasionally make changes to this privacy policy. If you continue to use the Website after changes have been made to the privacy policy you are deemed to have accepted the change. Please review this privacy policy periodically to make sure you are familiar with the most up-to-date version.

Information We May Collect From You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms or information on our site. This includes information that you provide when you register as a member of our site, purchasing our service, or requesting information. We will also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site or service.
  • If you contact us with comments or specific requests, which may include your name and email address.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, and or feedback questionnaires so we can make improvements to our site, although you do not need to respond to them.
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, weblogs and other communication data.
  • Information such as your IP address and the browser you are using.
  • We may collate for research purposes information on individual website use including number of logins, and number of pages visited.

IP Addresses and Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our customers and potential customers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

For more information about our use of cookies please see below.

Use of Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parities your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor/member information may be provided to other parties for marketing, research, advertising, or other uses.

We use your data to monitor, develop and improve the site, as well as helping us to conduct research and provide you with the service you request.

Newsletters

If you sign up to receive a newsletter from WorkGuru we will use the information you give us to provide the service you have requested. We may occasionally contact members to help us evaluate and improve the service that we offer, or to inform members of changes to the website and/or service.

You can at any time cancel your agreement to receive newsletter. Please do so by following the unsubscribe link on the email.  

You may unsubscribe from receiving future emails by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Third Party Links

Occasionally at our discretion, we may provide links to third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

How We Store Your Information

Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party to that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information (for example we use Mailchimp to send out our Monday Morning Message and newsletter).

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. We do not take payment through the website.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Access to Your Information

Under the Data Protecting Act 1998, you have a legal right to access personal information we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Any access request is subject to an administration fee of £10 to meet any costs in providing you with details of the personal information held

Requests should be made in writing to:

WorkGuru, The New Surgery, Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RD

Deletion of Your Personal Information

If you want to stop using the WorkGuru service and want us to remove all your data from the database, please let us know by contacting us at theteam@workguru.org. A small charge may be made for this service.

Our Use of Cookies

What Are Cookies

Cookies are small often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions.

Why we use cookies

The cookies we use do not reveal any personally identifiable information. We use cookies to determine which pages are visited, and to allow access to log in restricted areas. Other cookies may be set by third parties. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies.

We use Google Analytics to analyse how our visitors use the Website in order to improve their experience of the site. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies, which are available only to the Archive Hub and don't reveal any personal identifiable information.

The following is the only cookie that we currently use:

  • PHPSESSID this is a sessional cookie, which is deleted when you exit your browser application.

Managing and Deleting Cookies

We use cookies to improve the way our website works; we don't gather any personally identifiable information. Blocking or deleting the cookies will impact on the way that the site works and you could lose some functionality. However, you can control and manage cookies if you wish. You can visit AboutCookies.org for more information about how to control cookies on the major web browsers.