Information that is gathered from visitors
In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit.
We may collect the following information where users choose to supply this:
- contact information including email address and telephone number
- personal stories of Life with HIV
- feedback on the Life with HIV web pages
Where this information is provided by the user, the information will be stored on our server.
Users may also choose to email us with comments, stories, feedback, and community news updates.
How the Information is used
The information is used to provide feedback on the Life with HIV web pages and help NAT continue to improve the content available.
Users who choose to submit their story may have the story featured on NAT's public education and awareness website HIVaware.org.uk. Where users supply a name and contact information, NAT will always ask permission before publishing any personal stories on any of our websites. Where contact details are not provided, NAT may publish the story anonymously.
Users who provide their email address or telephone number when giving feedback may be contacted to ask for further feedback or clarification.
Users who contact NAT with information for the Community News section may be contacted for further clarification.
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.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our web pages 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 better web pages, 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 web pages.
Links to other websites
Our web pages may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our web pages, 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
If you provide us with any contact information, rest assured that we will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
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 believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or wish your details to be removed from our database, please contact us as soon as possible.