The ACCC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The ACCC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st January 2010.
What we collect
We only keep information that you have passed on to us in electronic to paper form as part of you registration. These include the following:
- Name and job title
- Contact information including email address
- Your profession and related industry
- Place and date of birth
- Your ancestral origin (where did your forefathers originate from)
- Details of your household (relatives who live with you such as children and so on)
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to Community surveys and events
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to notify you of Community events and statistical data.
- We may periodically send promotional email about upcoming Community events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for Community research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
- We may contact you to inform you of a person seeking to establish contact with you in accordance with our standard procedures.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable safeguards to secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
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 if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for promotional purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for promotional purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email address]
We will strictly not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may contact you to send promotional information about events organised by registered organisations listed on our website.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Community Contribution Committee, ACCC of GB, P.O. Box 46207, London W5 1XX.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.