We only collect information about you that:

  • helps us make the site work better for you
  • lets us contact you if we need to
  • lets us give you accurate information if you need it
  • shows us how you are using the site, so we can keep improving it
  • helps us understand why you support our work, so we can better meet your needs and find more people like you.

Parts of the site may ask you for more information so that you can use services. You’ll always be told when this information is being collected. In many cases you’ll be asked to enter it – for example, an email address for correspondence. This information will only be used for the purposes stated.

The information we collect

We collect the following information from people visiting the website:

  • Questions, queries and feedback you leave, including your email address if you send us email
  • Your IP address and which web browser (and version) you use
  • Information on how people use the site, using cookies and page tagging, to help us improve the website  and our services
  • If you send us feedback, your message will be kept

How we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers.

The transmission of information over the internet is never completely secure. We’ll do our best to protect your personal data, but cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. We use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How we use your information

Any information we collect is used to:

  • improve the content and design of the website
  • let you use interactive features, when you choose to do so
  • contact you, with your permission

We never share your information with other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your personal information to any other website.

Use of postal addresses and phone numbers

If you enter your postal address or phone number into any of our online forms, we may use these details to contact you, unless you ask us not to. If you have given us your postal address or phone number and would prefer not to be contacted by these means, please email federation@efds.co.uk.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information:

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share visitors’ personal data to comply with a legal obligation
  • for law enforcement purposes
  • to apply our terms of use and other agreements

Visitors' rights

Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to:

  • ask us not to process your personal data
  • see information we hold about you
  • ask for inaccurate personal data to be corrected

Links to and from our website

This site contains links to and from other organisations’ websites. This privacy policy, the one you’re reading, only applies to our website.

If you go to another website from this one, read their privacy policy to find out what it does with your information.

Changes to our privacy policy

As we continue improving our websites, we may update this policy. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

What are cookies?

Like most websites, our site uses small data files stored on your computer called cookies. Please read below the cookies policy, which explains the types of information we collect through the use of cookies and how you can manage their use.

How we use cookies on this website

Introduction to Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Below explains how to manage your cookie preferences.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.

What does our website use cookies for?

We use cookies for a few different reasons.

  1. Strictly necessary cookies are essential to make the site work. Examples of this are the cookies we need to make the donation and events registration forms work.
  2. Functional cookies improve your experience of the site, remembering your preferences, such as your accessibility settings, helping to make the site accessible to users with different needs.
  3. Performance cookies are used to help improve the performance of our site and help us learn what works best so that we provide you with the best experience.
  4. We use functionality from social websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 to allow you to share content from our site on these social networks and use their functionality. These sites use third party functionality cookies to allow this to work.
  5. We may also use third party behavioural advertising cookies to help make our advertising to you as relevant and useful as possible.

How do you stop cookies being used

It is possible to stop some or all cookies working on your browser (opt-out), although this may stop efds.co.uk from working properly or impair your experience. If, once you've reviewed the cookies we use, you may want to opt out. Find out how to Manage your cookies.

Manage your cookies

If you would prefer that we did not use cookies to provide the features and benefits described above, but still wish to use our site, most browsers allow you to prevent cookies being stored on your computer. If you want to know how to do this please look at the Help menu on your browser or use the link for your particular browser:

Internet Explorer cookie management

Firefox cookie management

Google Chrome cookie management

Opera cookie management

Safari cookie management

Safari iOS cookie management

Android cookie management

Blackberry cookie management

Windows Phone cookie management

You may visit the All About Cookies website where you will find all the information you need to manage your web privacy. Please note that disabling certain cookies may restrict your ability to use our website.