SDGS 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 or our mobile apps, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
SDGS may change this notice 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.
Although we will always treat the information received with the strictest confidence, we cannot guarantee the security of the world wide web. It is possible, though very unlikely, that someone other than ourselves could access and read information sent to us in this way. If you feel concerned about this, please use another form of contact, e.g. telephone or post.
SDGS is committed to protecting your information. Any details that we collect from you will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will not be divulged to any person or persons without your written consent.
You can choose to opt out of our newsletters by sending us an email informing us of your withdrawal from this method of contact.
SDGS will never sell personal information or share personal information with any third parties.
We may from time to time contact you by post or email with general news updates. If do not wish to receive such information or would like to change your preference, please refer to the next point.
You have the right to ask in writing not to receive direct marketing material about our products and services. If the following facilities are available, you can amend your previous preference on our website(s), using our "unsubscribe e-mail" or in literature which you subsequently return to us. Once properly notified by you, we will take steps to stop using your information in this way.
You have the right to ask in writing by email or post to our registered address for a copy of the information we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies in your information.
Like many other websites, we use "cookies" to help us gather and store information about visitors to our Site.
A 'cookie' is a small text file which is created on your computer's hard disk when you access certain websites. Cookies allow the website to recognise your computer. A cookie can identify the pages that are being viewed and this can assist us to select the pages that the visitor sees.
Session' cookies only exist whilst visitors are online on a particular occasion. These are temporary cookies that aid your journey around the site and remember the preferences you have selected during your "session".
Persistent' cookies, which are not session-based, remain on a visitor's computer, so that you can be recognised as a previous visitor when you next visit our Site. This allows us to collect information about your browsing habits whilst on our site, and this can be useful in assisting us to monitor and improve our services.
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our Site users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify you as an individual. We do not store sensitive information such as account numbers or passwords in any cookies, and cookies in themselves, do not contain enough information to identify you. You will only become personally identifiable in relation to your browsing habits after you have formally provided us with your personal data.
In addition to using cookies, we might also use GIFs and other web tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your browsing activities whilst on our site. In this respect the information that is provided is similar to the information supplied by cookies, and we use it for the same purposes.
Any information that we acquire about you using cookies, or other web tools is subject to the same restrictions and conditions as any other information we collect about you, as outlined in this Policy.
If you wish to know all the cookies we have set and how to delete or manage them, please refer to allaboutcookies.org.
SDGS recognise the importance of personal privacy and ensures that all personal data is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Freedom of Information Act
The SDGS is committed to the principles of freedom of information. The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to know how our services are run, how much they cost, our targets and results and how you can make a complaint if you need to.
Anyone can request information recorded and held by us, and by law we must respond to the requests. There are some exemptions, which are managed according to the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice and guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office.