Who we are
The Acorn Cancer Support Group is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity registration number: 1096450.
What personal data and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When visitors leave messages via any contact forms on the site we collect the data shown in the connact form, and also the visito’s IP address and browser user agent to help spam detection.
We will contact the user via the communication provided in order to respond to their director query. Personal contact information provided will not be shared with any third parties nor used for any other purposes by the charity than those described above.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
We use Google Analytics to collect statistics about visitors. The purpose of this is to give us a basis to continuously improve the website. Google Analytics stores your IP address and some device information. Google Analytics sets some visitor cookies to measure session times and visitor behaviour.
We use this program to protect our web site from spam and to analyse statistics of how many people have used our site, which posts are most popular, if people have clicked on our videos etc. For more information on how Jetpack uses your information visit: https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/
Embedded content from other websites
Articles, pages or posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, forms, maps, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.