Privacy Policy

The Amber Foundation understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.

This Policy applies to Our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of Our Site. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation
    In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings: 
  2.  “Cookie”

    means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12, below;

    Our Site

    means this website, www.amberweb.org

    “UK and EU Cookie Law”

    means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015; and

    “We/Us/Our”

    means The Amber Foundation, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England under company number 03004111, and a charity registered with the Charity Commission under number 1051388, whose registered address is Ashley Court, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7EX.

  3. Information About Us
    1. Our Site, www.amberweb.org is owned and operated by The Amber Foundation, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England under company number 03004111, whose registered address is Ashley Court, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7EX.
    2. The Amber Foundation is also a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales under charity number 1051388.
  4. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
    This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from Our Site (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.
  5. What Data Do We Collect?
    Some data will be collected automatically by Our Site (for further details, please see section 12 on Our use of Cookies. Other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it. Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following data:

    1. Your title;
    2. Your first & last name;
    3. Contact information such as yours home address, email address and telephone numbers;
    4. IP address (automatically collected);
    5. Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
    6. Operating system (automatically collected);
    7. A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected).
  6. How Do We Use Your Data?
    1. All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see section 6, below.
    2. We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:
      1. Responding to communications from you;
      2. Supplying you with a regular copy of our Get Set publication that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by emailing us on [email protected]).
    3. Where permitted by law. We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message or post with information and news regarding our services. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
  7. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
    1. We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
    2. Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
    3. Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
    4. Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.
  8. Do We Share Your Data?
    1. We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
    2. In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.
  9. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
    1. We may, from time to time, expand or reduce Our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of Our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by Us.
    2. In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will be given the choice to have your data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.
  10. How Can You Control Your Data?
    1. You may wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
  11. Your Right to Withhold Information
    1. You may access Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
    2. You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information, see section 12.
  12. How Can You Access Your Data?
    You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £10. Please contact Us for more details at [email protected], or using the contact details below in section 13.
  13. Cookies
    Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies only on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our services.
  14. Contacting Us
    If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us by email at [email protected], by telephone on 01769 581011, or by post at Ashley Court, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7EX. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under section 11, above).
  15. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
    We may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.