At CoMO, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our website. We do not share, sell or rent email lists to any other organisations for marketing purposes. The following Privacy Statement will help you understand how the CoMO website collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide on or through our website.
In some cases we will collect additional information from you that is more sensitive in nature. For example health information if you contact us with an enquiry or a story for our website. We only ever ask for this information if it is necessary for us to make a decision and we will always make clear why we are requesting it.
Like many other websites, the CoMO website uses "cookies" to collect information about how you use it. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our website.
When someone visits www.comomeningitis.org we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way
which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
As part of the registration process for our quarterly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a few reasons: to tell you about things you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are correct and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don't rent or trade email lists with other charities or businesses.
We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe from general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.
Donations made through the CoMO website are processed using PayPal. We collect and store the personal data you supply when making your donation, such as your name, email address, postal address and any messages provided, we do not store any financial information. This is used in order to track if you have donated in the past. For more information on website donations, please see PayPal’s privacy notice. https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
This policy will be updated from time to time. If changes are significant, we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly. This policy was last reviewed on 2nd Jan 2019.
Individuals have certain rights over their personal data and data controllers are responsible for fulfilling these rights as follows:
We hope that you won’t ever need to, but if you do want to complain about our use of personal data, please send an email with the details of your complaint to Nadia.Vaenerberg@comomeningitis.org. We will investigate and respond to any complaints we receive.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”). For further information on your rights and how to complain to the ICO, please refer to the ICO website https://ico.org.uk/concerns.