We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
The website and related systems have been reviewed for GDPR and we take these regulations very seriously. We are continuously looking at ways to improve all aspects of our service and should you believe that anything represented on this website contravenes GDPR, please contact us about it immediately.
For further information about GDPR and your rights, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website – https://ico.org.uk/.
All processes attributable to this website, where your data is input, stored or used, should be specific and require your affirmative action to proceed. This is typically confined to enquiry form messages, donations or activity related to client referrals. By proceeding with these actions, you are giving us consent for the purpose of this process.
If you believe that consent has not been given for an activity that utilises your personal data, please contact us immediately stating your concerns.
Our systems log date and time information for consent e.g. submission of a referral.
As part of our digital marketing strategy including search engine performance, our website uses Google Analytics. This may use IP address information, although this is not stored in conjunction with personal data.
We aim to store only such information about users of our services that is legitimate, relevant and accurate.
For further information explaining STARS’ use of person data and individual’s rights regarding their data, please see STARS general privacy statement. – [link to STARS Privacy Statement].
This website has a secure certificate (SSL) using 2048bit encryption which means that data entered to and displayed from the website and your device is secured.
No payment method data e.g. card numbers is stored by the website – all such transactions are carried out by a separate payment provider with all relevant security and GDPR credentials.
Sensitive personal data such as passwords are stored in encrypted (hashing algorithms with salt keys) database fields.
Cookies are basically little parcels of data that are passed from a website to a user’s web browser if the user visits certain websites. If a user browses the same website again in the future, the data stored by the cookie is retrieved by the website, typically in order to provide changes to certain page views, displayed content or functionality relevant to the user’s previous activity.
We utilise a session cookie to identify you – this is to assist with redirecting between the mobile and non-mobile versions of this website.
3rd Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics in order to collect site traffic and usage information and this data is anonymous. This is done for the purposes of improving your website user experience.
Users can disable cookies at any time by using the relevant options in their web browser. This may have a negative impact on the browsing experience of some websites. Refer to your browsers help system to find out how to disable cookies.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Links To Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling Your Personal Information
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.