Privacy

At Beatson Cancer Charity we take your right to privacy very seriously. All information that we hold concerning you as an individual will be held and processed strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will never sell, share or rent personally identifiable information that you have submitted to this site to third parties.

Beatson Cancer Charity is the sole owner of the information submitted by you anywhere on this site. We may use information gathered in compiling anonymous statistics and research in the course of the organisation's stated role.

When you make a donation or register for an event you will be asked to provide us with the following information: your name, email address and postal address. You may choose to provide us with additional information about yourself such as your telephone number and the reason for your donation. We may request further information from you later on, for example to assist us in research; but we will always fully explain the reasons in detail.

Any information and credit card details you send to us using our donation page will be encrypted to prevent it being intercepted over the internet by anyone else.

The selections you make when using our services may indicate information about you that the Data Protection Act 1998 defines as sensitive, such as your state of health. As with all the personal information you provide to us, you can be assured that any sensitive information you choose to supply will be kept in accordance with the terms of the Act and only used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small file which can be placed on your computer’s hard drive, the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can easily restrict or block the cookies used by this website through your browser settings, the Help function within your browser will provide detailed instruction of how to change these settings.

You can find more information about cookies at  www.aboutcookies.org, this site provides instructions on how to block cookies on all the major browsers and also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer.

You should be aware that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.