At MND Scotland we are committed to protecting your privacy. It operates to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further details of the Data Protection Act 1998 can be gained by contacting bryan [dot] carroll [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk.

How do we collect information?

We will obtain personal information from you when you enquire about our activities, register with us, send or receive an e-newsletter, make a donation to us or otherwise provide us with personal information.

What information do we collect?

The types of information collected might include names, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and credit/debit card details.

How do we use this information?

We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes and to further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities. We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated organisations and agents for these purposes.

We may share your information with other organisations who are supportive of our aims and objectives. We only use your personal information for direct marketing purposes if we are allowed to do this by law or if we have your consent. You can change your mind at any time by contacting MND Scotland Tel: 0141 945 1077 or email: info [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk.

Do we use ‘Cookies’ ?

‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Essentially it takes the form of a small text file deposited on your computer’s hard drive.

MND Scotland uses cookies to ensure that you can interact with our web sites successfully, to identify you when you visit our web sites and to keep track of your browsing patterns. The use of cookies does not give us access to the rest of your computer.

If you want to prevent our cookies being stored on your computer in future, you may do so by referring to your internet browser’s instructions. You can do this by clicking on the “Help” menu. Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our sites and your use of our sites may be restricted. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org.

Which cookies are used on this site?

CookieTypeDurationDescription
bb2_screener_2session

Set by the Bad Behavior plugin which helps prevent automated spam posts to the website.

PHPSESSID1session

To identify your unique session on the website

SESS1session

To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.

uvc21 day

The uvc cookie is one of the cookies used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.

viewed_cookie_policy21 year

Cookie set when the user clicks the Accept button to show that they have read the notice about cookie use. If this cookie is set, the notice will not be shown again.

wordpress_2session

WordPress cookie for a logged in user.

wordpress_logged_in_2session

WordPress cookie for a logged in user

wordpress_test_2session

WordPress cookie for a logged in user

wordpress_test_cookie2session

WordPress test cookie

wp-settings-11 year

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

wp-settings-time-21 year

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

__utma2permanent

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.

__utmb2session

__utmb is a Google Analytics cookie. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.

__utmc230 minutes

__utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.

__utmz26 months

Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction.

How do we protect personal information?

We use a secure server when you make a donation via our website. We also take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

As indicated above, we may pass your information to our service providers, agents and associated organisations, and, if you have consented, to other organisations who may share our objectives. We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law.

Your consent

By providing us with your personal data, including sensitive personal data such as on your health, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy statement. You also consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same level of data protection as the UK, if necessary for the above purposes. If we do make such a transfer, we will, if appropriate, put a contract in place to ensure your information is protected.

Right of access

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.

Changes

If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us. We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. If we do so, we will post notice of the change on our website and you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

Updated: Saturday 17 Jan 2009