Privacy Policy

At NASS we are committed to preserving the privacy of our visitors when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us. We protect any personal information you give us while you use our website.

This policy is written in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and contains an explanation of what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit this site. Our Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our terms of website use.

We do occasionally update this Policy so please do return and review this Policy from time to time.

Information we collect

In running and operating this website we may collect and process certain data and information relating to you and your use of this site. This data may include:

• Details of visits to our website and the pages and resources that are accessed, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and other communication data that may assist us in understanding how visitors use this website.

• Information that visitors provide to us as a result of filling in forms on our website, such as when a visitor registers for information, registers as a member or makes a purchase. This includes personal information that can be used to identify you such as your name, date of birth, email address, telephone number, fax number and credit/debit card details.

• Information provided to us when our visitors communicate with us electronically for any reason.

Use of your information

The information we collect is used for our own use in developing our website and we use your personal information to give you the information, services, or products you ask for. We can also use your information for administrative purposes, to let you know about changes, ask you to take part in surveys or research and as part of our fundraising activities.

NASS is responsible for collecting your personal information. Any information we collect is stored and processed in the UK. Your personal information is not shared with third parties or used in any other way (other than described in this policy or as required by law) unless you agree. We reserve the right to share your personal information if we are legally obliged to, which includes exchanging information with other organisations for fraud and credit risk reduction.

Where indicated - usually by a tick box asking for your permission (for example, your online profile for the forum) - we use your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences. This information is not shared with other organisations.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. When we collect your personal information we use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Your consent

By providing us with your personal data, including sensitive personal data such as your health, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy policy. Personal information and details of the enquiries received are stored on a secured database. If for any reason you would like your personal details to be removed from our database please contact us at the address below.

Use of cookies

NASS uses cookies to give you a more personalised web service. A cookie is a small text file we pass to your computer's hard disk through your web browser so the website remembers who you are when you return.

We use a type of cookie called a "persistent" cookie. These cookies store information between visits. For example, if you tick the 'Remember me' box your email address and password is saved in a cookie on your computer. This means next time you log on to the site you will not need to re enter those details. We suggest you do not select the 'Remember me' box if you use a shared computer (for example, if you access the Internet at an Internet Café or at a university).

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. You can easily decline or remove cookies from your computer using the settings within the Internet Options section in your computer control panel. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org.

Third party links

You might find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives all individuals the right to access personal information that is held about them. You can request a copy of any information that we hold about you. Please contact us at the address below if you wish to make such a request.

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries relating to this Privacy Policy then please contact us by emailing admin@nass.co.uk or writing to NASS, Unit 0.2, One Victoria Villas, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2GW.

Changes

If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the above address.

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.

This policy was last updated April 2010.