Privacy policy

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Smile Adoption and Fostering collects personal information.

Statement of Intent

When you supply any personal information to Smile Adoption and Fostering, as the data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have legal obligations with regard to the way in which we deal with that information. In particular, we must:

  • Collect the information fairly
  • Let you know how we will use it
  • Keep the information secure
  • Keep the information for no longer than is necessary

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Whenever you provide personal information we will treat your information in accordance with this privacy policy, and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information we may collect from you

When you fill in a form, register online, contact us, or interact with us in any other way, Smile Adoption and Fostering may receive personal information about you, such as your

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number

If we collect personally identifiable information through our website, or any other means, we will be transparent about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information, and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Like many other web sites we use Cookies. Cookies can help a website to personalise your visit. A Cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the Cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can, among other things, remember who you are.

Links to other websites

We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit, as Smile Adoption and Fostering cannot be responsible for the web content of other organisations.

Access to personal information

Smile Adoption and Fostering tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on our webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 22 April 2014.