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Privacy Policy

Suffolk Association for Counselling respects the privacy of our users and has developed this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe for you, as an individual who is a user of Suffolk Association for Counselling (and all websites and URL's controlled or operated by Suffolk Association for Counselling which link to this policy, unless otherwise specified) or our services, or otherwise provide us with information through various means the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our website or services or transacting business with us. By using our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

Information we collect about you 

In General. We may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name and email address and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United Kingdom   and other countries around the world.

  • Information you provide. We may collect and store any      personal information you enter on our website or provide to us in some      other manner. This includes identifying information, such as your name,      address, e-mail address, and telephone number, and in addition, for      Professionals, your credit card number and other personally identifiable      information. We also may request information about your interests and      activities, your gender and age, and other demographic information
  • Information from other sources. We      may also periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information      about you from other business partners, contractors and other third      parties. Examples of information that we may receive include (but are not      limited to): updated delivery and address information, purchase history,      and additional demographic information.
  • Information about others. We may also collect and      store personal information about other people that you provide to us. If      you use our website to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.)      information that may interest them through our system, we may store your      personal information, and the personal information of each such recipient

Use of cookies and other technologies to collect information. We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site.

  • Information collected automatically. We      automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our      website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and      language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your      browser previously accepted from us (see "Cookies" below), and      the referring website address.
  • Cookies. When you visit our website,      we may assign your computer one or more cookies to facilitate access to      our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a      cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online      activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click,      and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically      accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline      cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be      able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our      website.
  • Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet      technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track      your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in promotional [or      other] e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have      been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner      enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to      deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness      of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
  • Information collected by third-parties. We      may allow third-parties, including (but not limited to) our authorized      service providers, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display      advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies,      such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact      with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal      information to these third parties. This information allows them to      deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of      these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that      are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location      to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org).

How we use the information we collect

In general. We may use information that we collect about you to:

  • deliver the products and services that you have requested;
  • manage your account and provide you with customer support;
  • perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
  • communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices or send newsletters about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us      or other third parties;
  • communicate with you with regard to partially completed service requests;
  • develop and display content  and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites;
  • perform background screening, which may include the use of third parties, on Service      Professionals
  • enforce our terms and conditions;
  • manage our business and
  • perform functions as  otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

Financial information. For Professionals, we may use financial information or payment method to process payment for any purchases made on our website, enrol you in the discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, to pre-qualify you for credit card and other offers that you might find of interest, to pre-qualify Professionals to participate in our directory service, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.

Job applicants. If your personal information is submitted through our website when applying for a position with our company, the information will be used solely in connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your personal information for a period of time, but only for the purpose of considering your application for current or future available positions. This information may be shared with our other companies for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the particular position or other available positions, as well as with third-party service providers retained by us to collect, maintain and analyse candidate submissions for job postings.

With whom we share your information

We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our web site or while using our services.

Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:

  • Authorized service      providers: We      may share your personal information with our authorized service providers      that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include      fulfilling orders, processing credit card payments, delivering packages,      providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business      and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting      contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our      website or performing background checks of Professionals. These service      providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their      functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any      other purposes.
  • Business partners: When you make purchases,      reservations or engage in promotions offered through our website or our      services, we may share personal information with the businesses with which      we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, contests      and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant's      offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other      information to that merchant.
  • Professionals. We match your information      and service request against our list of Professionals. When you submit a      match request through our website, you consent to our providing your      personal information and request to the Professionals we match with your      request. Sharing this information with Professionals allows them to      contact you using the e-mail address or other contact information you      provided. In addition, we have other approved contractual partners that fulfil      service requests, or that utilize their own Professionals to supplement      our network, and we share your information with them, subject to      contractual confidentiality restrictions, in order to attempt to provide      the services requested. If using our services pursuant to a membership      with one of our partners, Suffolk Association for Counselling may share      your service request activity information with such partner. We may also      release information to collection and/or credit agencies for past due      Professional accounts.
  • Other Situations. We also may disclose your      information:
  • In response to a subpoena or      similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation      from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or      exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise      required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection      or right available to us.
  • When we believe disclosure      is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take      other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other      wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our      company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable      law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and      conditions or other agreements or policies.
  • In connection with a      substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a      divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely      event of bankruptcy.
We will not disclose personal information to any third parties.

Third-party websites

There are a number of places on our website where you may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement or a search result on our website, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy" link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.

How you can access your information

If you have an online consumer account with us, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account. You can also review and update your personal information by contacting us. More information about how to contact us is provided below.

You can also choose to have your account disabled by contacting enquiries@suffolkassoccounselling.org  . After you deactivate your account, you will not be able to sign in to our website or access any of your personal information. However, you can open a new account at any time. If you deactivate your account, we may still retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our web site or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties' policies.

Your choices about collection and use of your information

  • You can choose not to provide      us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to      use certain features of our website because such information may be      required in order for you to register as a member of our directory      service; to use our services; purchase products or services; participate      in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; or      initiate other transactions on our website.
  • At any time a consumer user      can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails or      newsletters from us by accessing your user account and opting out. You      also will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send      to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. It may take      up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request. We may send you other      types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as      service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without      offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
  • If you prefer not to have us      share your postal mailing information with these selected providers of      goods and services that may be of interest to you, you can notify us at      any time by emailing us at enquiries@suffolkassoccounselling.org  .

How we protect your personal information

We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. We use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.

We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website at 
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Blogs, bulletin boards, reviews and chat rooms

We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others, as well as post reviews of products, establishments, contractors, and the like, or upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Such postings are governed by our Terms & Conditions.  In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information.

Children's privacy

Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Visiting our websites from outside the United Kingdom

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from residents of the United Kingdom. If you are visiting our website from outside the United Kingdom  , please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United Kingdom   where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United Kingdom   and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

How to contact us 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our information-handling practices, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us by e-mail as follows: enquiries@suffolkassoccounselling.org  


Suffolk Association for Counselling  ,  All rights reserved.

We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not specific to you. The designated email address for these requests is enquiries@suffolkassoccounselling.org .

Linked information:

Cookies:

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.

For example, when you sign in to our website, we will record your user or member ID and the name on your user or member account in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. For security purposes, we will encrypt any usernames, passwords, and other user or member account-related data that we store in such cookies. In the case of sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to serve cookies from our website to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content and advertising.

You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click "Help" in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some of the features and services of our website may not function properly.

We may allow third-parties, including advertising companies and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver, and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with personal information they collect from you. The collection and use of that information is subject to the third-party's privacy policy. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (
www.networkadvertising.org).

Web Beacons:

Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.