We take your privacy very importantly and we ensure that personal information held by us is held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
What we collect
As with most websites, the sites maintain a log of activity. Your IP address will be recorded, along with other information which may or may not be supplied by your browser. This includes the address of the site that referred you to the website, the type and version of the browser you are using, the operating system you use, and the screen resolution at which you viewed the site.
This information is used solely to help us improve our delivery of the services on our websites.
bvsc.org collects your name and email address when:
Any personal details obtained through using bvsc.org will not be passed on to any third parties without your prior permission, unless we are required to do so by law.
Personal and organisational details gathered when you sign up to the BVSC Third Sector database will only be shared with BVSC partners if you give permission for BVSC to share this information.
All public information is made available via the BVSC Third Sector Database website. Any private names and contact details you have provided will only be available to BVSC staff. This information will be used to support, develop and promote voluntary sector services within Birmingham.
The database may be used to generate directories and lists for a range of BVSC partners.
Sample BVSC Partners
When you visit our websites, the pages you view, along with small text files called ‘cookies', are downloaded onto your computer.
Each time you visit the website your computer will download a session cookie. This cookie only remains on your computer until you close your browser. This cookie is not used to identify you personally in any way. We use session cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use the site. This information helps us improve the sites structure and functionality.
Your computer will also download a persistent cookie when you first visit the site. These remain in your browsers cookie store between browsing sessions. Persistent cookies allow us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. Persistent cookies are also used to allow registered users to use the site without logging in on every visit.
You may opt to view the site without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings. See your browser's 'Help' menu for information on how to do this. If you disable cookies some functions of the site may no longer work correctly.