Privacy and Cookies

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Summary

The Community of Interbeing UK “the CoI” is a UK charity registered charity number1096680 and our company number is  4623280.  We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

We set out below our privacy policies and in particular:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can block cookies

The CoI does not actively track you as an individual.

If you send us an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information and use it so that we are able to respond to your email.

Our website uses cookies to check that the website is working, to be sure visitors can find what they need on the website, and to help us improve your experience of using the site.

We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

Cookie Law Compliance    On every page of this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you choose to accept our policy we will use a cookie to remember this setting. You can revoke this permission at any time. User data is all anonymous.
Google Analytics    We use this to track how you found our site and whether you were able to find the information you were looking for. User data is all anonymous.
WordPress    This website uses WordPress as a Content Management System. It uses a “session cookie” which is essential for the website to work properly. User data is all anonymous.

All this information is anonymous and does not identify you as an individual.

Which organisation is collecting this information

The CoI.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter if you have signed up for it.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

We do not send you spam emails. You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.

Protection of your information

The CoI uses its best endeavours to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

What if I don’t want cookies?

Some people don’t like the idea of cookies, although in general they are harmless and only intended to improve user experience. To prevent cookies being set on your computer you can change your browser settings. Information on how to achieve this in a variety of browsers can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Users are warned that rejecting all cookies from websites may in some cases limit their functionality and in a small number of cases may cause sites to become unusable.

How to contact us

Please use the contact form on this site to contact us.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using this website and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.

21st June 2013