Data collection, processing and storageInformation we may collect
All information that we hold concerning you as an individual will be held and processed by AARUK in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
We may ask you to provide us with personal information in order to process your account when signing up and using other aspects of the Website services such as donating, buying merchandise etc. We may ask for information such as name, address, postal address etc. We will keep a record of this information and also any correspondence if you decide to contact us.
What we do with your information
Such data will be used by AARUK to administer our relationship with you as a valued service user or supporter and to provide you with information about AARUK activities and research initiatives for related purposes.
If we collect data for the purpose of organising a specific event, we may occasionally release such information to named co-organisers or co-sponsors.
We will not, without your consent, supply your name and addresses to any third party except where (1) such transfer is a necessary part of the activities that we undertake, or (2) we are required to do so by operation of law.
From time to time we may provide your personal information to carefully selected third parties who have similar interests and goals to Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK. We will only provide such information after we have your written consent.
We may also wish to bring to your attention information about special offers made available to users of the Website Services by carefully selected third party suppliers or business partners which we believed you may be interested in. This will not result in us disclosing your information to any third party and you will only receive this type of information by email if you have either confirmed to us that you are happy to receive this type of information in this way and/or you have informed us that you do not wish to receive it. If you would rather not receive this information please send an email.
Despite your preference settings there may be occasions when we have to contact you for operational or administrative reasons relating to the Website Services.
After confirming which newsletter subscriptions you would like to receive, you will receive emails about the topics you expressed an interest in or relevant related items. All emails sent in such a way will contain details on how to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time by email
Submission on the website
When you access and use the Website the pages that you access, together with a cookie, will be downloaded to your computer. Cookies are software applications which store information about your visit to our Website on your hard drive. This information supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better experience when using our Website and the Website Services by analysing the way in which the people use the Website. Cookies do not identify you personally but they do identify your computer.
You are able to disable cookies using your browser software (for information on how to do this check your browser information/help facilities). You will still be able to browse the Website if you do not enable cookies, but you must enable cookies if you wish to use the areas reserved for registered users. We may use the information collected by cookies to monitor the performance of the Website and the Website Services. Such information will not disclose your individual identity or personally identifiable data without your permission.To find out more about cookies and how they work then visit www.cookiecentral.com.
How we protect your information
The internet is not a secure medium and therefore it is inherent that any email or information sent to the Website or submitted to enable use of or when using the Website Services may be liable to be compromised. We have several security procedures in place to try to protect your personal information including firewalls, password protection and encryption.
Sharing or transferring information
Due to the global nature of the internet the information you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area when it is in transit over the internet. As a result it may pass through countries that do not have the same type of data protection laws and protections in place as are complied by AARUK. We have taken the technical steps set out above to try and improve the security of your information when in transit over the internet. By submitting your information to us you consent to these types of transfer.We may disclose your information to third parties if we are under a duty to do so to fulfil a legal obligation or to enforce our own contractual agreements or to protect the rights, property or safety of our members and users of the website services or others. This may include the exchange of information with third parties for the purposes of prevention of criminal activities.
Third Party Websites
We will not be responsible for the conduct or content of third party websites, including without limitation, any link contained in a third-party website.
Accessing the Personal Data we hold on you
You may contact us at any time to obtain details of the personal data that we hold about you by sending an email
Updating your information
If any of your information that you have provided to AARUK changes, for example if you change your email address or name or if you wish to cancel your account please let us know the correct details by sending an email . If you already receive information from AARUK, we will continue to send it unless you tell us by contacting us via email