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OUCH(UK) Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headache

Privacy Policy

Amending, deleting and the storing of personal information

OUCH (UK) stores information for only as long as it is necessary. If your personal information changes (such as your contact details) or you no longer wish to use our website, we will provide a way to update or remove your personal data. This can usually be done by you by e-mailing info@ouchuk.org and stating that you wish to update or remove your personal information.

Protecting Your Data
When you provide OUCH (UK) with personal information, that information may be sent electronically to our servers. When OUCH (UK) handles personal information, regardless of how this occurs either by written or electronic means, OUCH (UK) takes every precaution to ensure that your information is treated securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, OUCH (UK) cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to OUCH (UK), and you do so at your own risk. All information kept on our database is protected and a back up copy is also kept. OUCH (UK) make every effort to ensure that all information is kept securely and is seen only by OUCH (UK) officers in accordance with the Data Protection Act. OUCH (UK) adheres strictly to the Data Protection Principles and is registered under the Data Protection Act.

Cookies and how we use them
To try to give our users the most useful experience with our site, a number of our web pages use cookies. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information. For example, we may use cookies to make your experience on our site more convenient by saving your password etc when you post in password-protected areas.

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.
 
You can usually modify your browser settings to control the use of cookies if you prefer, more information can be found here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=1
 

Links
The OUCH (UK) website contains many links to other sites that we think could be useful to our users. OUCH (UK) cannot be held responsible for the responsible for the privacy policies of these linked sites. We strongly recommend users to be aware that when they leave our site they should read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit which may or may not be collecting personally identifiable information about them.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We may decide to change our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post these changes on our website so that you may see if the changes affect your use of our website and how we use your information and under what circumstances, if any, we choose to disclose it. All information provided by our members and users is kept strictly confidential. OUCH (UK) makes every effort to protect the privacy of its members and users under the Data Protection Act.

January 2013

 

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