Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is fully protected. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect when you access our site, why we collect it, where we disclose it, and how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information.

Our servers do not capture any of your personal data. However, like many other web servers, the IP address and the corresponding domain name of the client are automatically logged.

When you register as a new user of this website or for one of our events you will be prompted to supply personal details using an online form. The details will be treated in line with the Data Protection Act (1998). We hope that these forms provide an explanation of what will happen to your data.

The Down’s Syndrome Scotland (DSS) web site uses “cookies” to help improve your online experience.

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by our web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer and are safe.

Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the DSS domain that issued the cookie to you.

None of cookies on our web site collect or store personal data, we only store standard internet log data for our internal reporting purposes. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the DSS web site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone, keeping your privacy as well as allowing us to improve the web site wherever possible.

The DSS web site does collect some personal / identifiable information but this is always done through asking you the user to enter details such as your email address. We will never capture personal information without making you aware first.

You still have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the DSS services or web site.

The information we collect is used to monitor the traffic through our website so that we can analysis activity trends across the site. This does not include personal information or any information which identifies you as an individual or is capable of doing so. The information is used to improve the content of our web pages, as well as the quality of our service. It is not shared or sold to other organisations for commercial purposes.

Information collected through our systems will not be disclosed to any third parties. Information collected through online forms will not be disclosed to any third parties, however if the information has to, or may, be disclosed the form should state what will happen to your data and/or seek permission as appropriate.

Third party sites that you can link to from this site are not covered by our privacy policy so we urge you to be careful when you enter any personal information online. Down’s Syndrome Scotland accepts no responsibility or liability for these sites.

By submitting your information through one of our forms you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page and alert you.

We welcome your views about our website. Our contact details can be found in the Contact Us tab.