Privacy and cookies policy

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Mailings

Newsletters and occasional mailings are made to those of the users, who have given their prior consent to it. Information is collected and stored in our secure database from you when you register with us: Your name and email details. If you do not wish to continue to receive such mailings or would like to subscribe to them, please contact administrator@canadamemorialfoundation.org. Subject to your agreement we may contact you to either provide information on our services or to get your feedback on how we are performing. We will only ever obtain information from you that is fit for purpose and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy. We do not pass on your details to any third parties.

Data Protection

The Canada Memorial Foundation is fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”). We follow procedures that aim to ensure that all employees, outside consultants, business partners or those who have access to any personal data held by or on behalf of the Company, are fully aware of and abide by their duties and responsibilities under the Act. The Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) is the area of law, which governs what may and may not be done with personal data. This personal data will be handled and dealt with properly and will be collected, recorded and used, as either electronic or manual information. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the records, which are held about a particular person, are accurate, that individuals have the right to see information held about them and that information held about a particular person is kept confidential and not freely distributed.

The Canada Memorial Foundation regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to its successful operations and to maintaining confidence between the Company and those with whom it carries out business. To this end the Company fully endorses and adheres to the Principles of Data Protection as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Cookies policy

Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can only be used with your consent. This website uses cookies in the operation of the site in a number of areas.

About cookies

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to The Canada Memorial Foundation’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. ‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device you use to access websites. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Google cookies

The Canada Memorial Foundation uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available here.

The law about use of non-essential cookies changed in May 2011. You can find more information about this from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

In the meantime, you can tell your web browser to notify you whenever a website attempts to set a cookie. You can also tell your browser to disable and/or refuse all cookies, although doing so may affect your experience of many websites.

Each browser has slightly different ways of handling cookies but you can usually find out how to do it via the ‘Help’ or ‘Settings’ options on your browser.

There’s also a really useful site called All About Cookies which is a free resource to help marketers and consumers understand the issues surrounding the use of cookies.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies:

  •  In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector
  • In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”
  • Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.