Childminding Forum Privacy Policy and Cookies

Privacy Policy

The Childminding Forum and childmindinghelp.co.uk 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, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Respecting the privacy and wishes of our users is important to us. This policy lists what we do with any personal information that we collect. If you have any questions, please email info@childmindinghelp.co.uk

The information we collect and what we do with it

The personal information we collect is the information you provide us when you join the Forum. We may also collect some automatically derivable information such as the internet host name of the computer you are using when you interact with our site and the date and time of your visit.

You have provided us with your email address and we may use it to keep you up to date with news related to this site promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

If you would prefer to receive no email updates via the Forum then please update your options in your User Control Panel by logging into the Forum and selecting 'do not receive admin emails' and we will not email you with news.

While every effort is taken to protect information from internet and computer hackers it may be unlawfully available. We take no responsibility for this.

We use the information we collect to monitor the performance of our services and in the future we may also use it to provide statistical information to advertisers such as number of visitors per day. This will be done without divulging personally identifiable information about any individual.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please log in to the Forum and correct this in your profile or email us as soon as possible, at the above email address. We will correct any information found to be incorrect as quickly as possible.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest both in text and in banner advertising. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, 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

You have the opportunity on the Forum (with certain membership types) to create a personal profile, some of the information provided is available for others to read and you are responsible for its content.

We are not responsible for information you share on the Forum either privately with other members or openly in posts.

You may at any time ask for your membership to the Forum to be terminated. To do this email info@childmindingforum.co.uk using the email address you used to register with and your account will be terminated as soon as possible.

Cookies

Cookies and third party advertisers:

childmindinghelp.co.uk works with third parties that serve ads to this site and is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.ŗ r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk/Amazon.de/Amazon.fr/Javari.fr/Amazon.it

We also work with the Google Adsense programme, to find out more about how Google manages the privacy of information in conjunction with serving ads on this site, please go to: Google Ad Choices and http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

We also work with various affiliate schemes which require a cookie being set if you click on links, including VigLink, Virtual College, Affilliates Future, Trade Doubler and Commission Junction. Proceeds from these schemes generate revenue which is used to fund running costs of the website and forum, without this revenue it is unlikely the site could remain free to use.

Changes

The internet is changing rapidly and it is impossible for anyone to predict the future and what issues will arise as internet technology and culture develops. As a result this privacy policy is likely to change from time to time. A current version of our privacy policy will always be present at this location and we will continue to respect the wishes and concerns of our visitors.

Contacting us

You can contact the owners of the Childminding Forum and childmindinghelp.co.uk by emailing info@childmindinghelp.co.uk however we cannot be held responsible for non delivery of any email.

Further Information regarding Cookies

How and why does Childminding Help use cookies to improve your visit?

We use cookies to make this site as useful as possible. They are small text files we put in your browser to track usage of our site but they donít tell us who you are.

Consent

By the continued use of our websites, you are consenting to cookies being placed on your computer.

Privacy

We don't sell the information collected by our cookies.

Control

How and why does Childminding Help use cookies to improve your visit?

We use cookies to make this site as useful as possible. They are small text files we put in your browser to track usage of our site but they donít tell us who you are.

Consent

By the continued use of our websites, you are consenting to cookies being placed on your computer.

Privacy

We don't sell the information collected by our cookies.

Control

You can refuse cookies by activating the relevant setting on your browser. However, if you do so you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites. If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device you can find out how to do this here: About Cookies

Types of Cookies

1. Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential for the running of our websites. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function. For example you would not be able to access the member areas.

2. Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites.

3. Analytical Performance Cookies

We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better service. e.g. if statistics show that a page was rarely visited, it could be deleted or improved.

4. Behavioural Advertising Cookies/Third Party Cookies

We use several Affiliate programmes on our websites. These help to generate income and keep the sites free to use. To enable to companies to know where their sales have come from and therefore pay us, they need to place a cookie on your computer when you click their links.

Our advertisers may also use cookies to provide tailored advertising. Online behavioural advertising is a way of providing advertisements on the websites you visit and making them more relevant to your interests. We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers, those who generate these cookies have their own privacy policies.