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Privacy Policy

We are concerned to protect your privacy. It is very important to us that you should be able to use and enjoy our website without having to reveal more information than is necessary.

MATCH advises that you do not post personal, real-life information such as home addresses and home phone numbers. This also includes discussion of court cases, naming and shaming, and information which could be defamatory.

The efficiency of this free service will be enhanced by your willingness to contribute details about yourself (which remain private) and about your interests in specific areas of the site upon registration and your willingness to participate in user generated activities and exchange.

The service does not however give you access to others' email addresses and all addresses are kept confidential - messages between users can be routed via our site.

Each time you log in to matchmothers.org you are agreeing to follow the matchmothers.org guidelines. (link to guidelines on Forum page)

Personal information

Depending on the nature of your involvement with our website we may ask you to provide personal information on a voluntary basis in order to get a clearer picture of our users. It is then up to you whether you give us this information. You may also choose to email us or contact us in other ways. Such contact gives us information about you.

If you have any financial dealings or make purchases from us, you will be asked for certain information. Some of this information will be shared with us so that we can send you your purchases. We do not see or keep credit card details and would not advise you to supply this kind of information in any other manner than through our trading partnership with PayPal where your information is securely protected by encryption, certification all within their protective software.

Collection

You may be asked to submit personal information about yourself in order to receive or use services on the MATCH website. Such services include the Forum and other support services.

We may use the information gathered in compiling anonymous statistics and research, providing you with access to the website or the services you request. We will not sell, share or rent personally identifiable information to third parties.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enableMATCH and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information MATCH will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

Cookies

We use cookies to help personalise your use of our sites. A cookie is a small piece of information sent to your computer's hard drive by the web server so that our website can remember your computer. This information may include information relating to your use of our site, information about your computer such as the computer's IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from a third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user or subscriber this may include your name and email address for verification purposes.

We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:

  • identifying returning users, registrants and subscribers and to allow registrants and subscribers to be presented with a personalised version of the site.
  • enabling you to move more easily around our site
  • tracking your use of our site to better develop our site in accordance with your requirements
  • building up a demographic profile.

Please remember that you can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. This will mean that any settings such as your stored username and password will need to be reset. You can set your internet browser so that it will not allow cookies to be stored on your computer. This may reduce functionality of the site, preventing access to registered and subscriber only areas of the site, meaning that certain features or content will not be available to you. Further information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer can be found in the Help menu of your internet browser.

Google Analytics

Our site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the MATCH site. The information generated by the cookie provides details of your use of our site (including your IP address) and will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our sites, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data kept by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the MATCH site. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Privacy

We comply with the relevant legal requirements and take all reasonable care to ensure that your information is secure and private and is only seen by responsible third parties. However we cannot be held responsible for the actions of any third party who receives or obtains access to the information nor for any breach of security.

If you tell us that you do not want us to use your details, then data about your use of the website would only form part of aggregated statistics and would not be related to you as an individual. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time to let us know of any objections you may have regarding our use or disclosure of your data. In any event your personal details may be shared with third party organisations we have contracted to provide services such as delivery.

You should be aware that by using the website your personal data may be processed in or transferred to other countries and you agree to your personal data being transferred or processed in this way.

Further information about the Data Protection Act can be found at www.dataprotection.gov.uk

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