Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Your Democracy Ltd uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the overall integrity of the internet through compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

Your Democracy Ltd may change this policy 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 April 2015.

We collect the following information:

1.            Name, age, gender.

2.            Contact information, including email address.

3.            Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests.

What we do with the information we gather:

The information is necessary to running the site, and allows us to create anonymised charts and data for both you and other users to understand the wider mood about issues facing UK democracy. Without such data, the site cannot function.

Our newsletter is there to update you about changes to the site, new content and so on.

By using the site you accept these things.

How we use cookies:

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The information below explains the cookies we use and why.

Google Analytics: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This information is shown to us through the Google Analytics tools and is not shared with anyone else. They are first-party cookies.   

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Your Democracy site cookie acceptance: This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website. To withdraw your consent after accepting this cookie, delete the cookie.

  We use ‘share’ buttons on some of our pages to enable you to share content on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ social networks. We also provide links to our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. These websites may set cookies when you are logged in to their service. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check the relevant third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. Our 'share page' widget is provided by AddThis. You can opt out of AddThis cookies ataddthis.com/privacy/opt-out

We may embed things like video, audio and pictures from other websites, such as Vimeo. This means it looks like one of our web pages but the video is being fed through from another site. Every time you visit one of our pages with this sort of embedded content, those other sites may use their own cookies to record that you watched or viewed the content. We have no control over these cookies, so please check the relevant third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

We also use Strictly Necessary Cookies, which are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and take advantage of functionality like the key questions.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org

Security:

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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 other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and these 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:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties, unless we are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information that 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 use the contact form. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Copyright notice

This website and its content is copyright of Your Democracy Ltd© 2015. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

You may print, or download to a local hard disk, extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.

You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.