Privacy statement

Privacy statement

At AbilityNet, we believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the web will not only protect consumers but also increase consumer confidence, ultimately increasing participation in online activities. We endeavor to educate users about how to protect their privacy when using the Web. Our information collection practices are described below.

Registering for the site

When a user registers for our website, services available to our users at no charge, certain personal information is collected and retained after registration is successfully completed.

Sending an e-mail to AbilityNet

When you send an e-mail to AbilityNet from the website we may retain that e-mail. This information may be used to keep you informed of other items of interest from AbilityNet, it will never be made available to third parties

Purchasing goods or services online

When purchasing goods and services form AbilityNet we only retain your personal information for the validation of your purchase. We may in future email you with further information, all your credit card information is stored on a third party secure server to which we have no access. We undertake not to make use of any personal information or credit catrd details sent to us – other than to keep the owner informed

Use of Information

We may disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when required by law or in the event such information is relevant to judicial or government investigations or proceedings, or otherwise necessary to protect our website or the safety of its users.

Finally, AbilityNet may also use information obtained from cookies to perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior, but personally identifiable information is not used in that instance. We may use that information for internal purposes to improve content and design, and share it, in the aggregate, with advertisers.

"Opt-in" to Share Your Personal Information

Users may be asked during registration at our website whether they would like to be contacted by our other departments, advertisers or other third parties. Users will not be contacted unless they have given their express permission by clicking a checkbox.

Cookies

Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. Cookies were designed to help a web site recognize a user's browser prior visits to a site. Cookies cannot damage user files, pass on computer viruses, capture e-mail addresses or read information from a user's hard drive. At AbilityNet we do not store any personal information into cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information that is submitted online when participating in our activities.

Advertisers

AbilityNet, and all its related brands and sites, provide links to other websites, including those of our advertisers or partners, that may have their own information collection practices. These other websites are governed by their own privacy policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different from ours. We encourage visitors to other websites to review the privacy policies and information collection practices of those websites.

Security

AbilityNet uses its best efforts to ensure the security of personal information submitted by its users. Subscribers to our mailing list service should also be aware that the service is not password protected.

Use of Materials

The right to download and store or output the materials in our site is granted for the user's personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of us is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on these sites may contact us at enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk

Questions and How Users Can Correct Information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, or you need to correct personal information, please write to us at:

AbilityNet
PO Box 94,
Warwick,
CV34 5WS

Or e-mail us at: accessibility@abilitynet.org.uk

This policy is effective as of August 1, 2003. Any change will be posted at the earliest possible time and shall apply to all personal information submitted after the effective date of such change.