READ OUR PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

To understand how we collect, use and store your personal data.

We encourage members, volunteers, contractors, third parties, tenants and members of public to read the policy carefully and contact yus with any questions or concerns about your privacy practices.

WE TAKE YOUR PRIVACY SERIOUSLY 

Privacy matters to The Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) because BMF believes in maintaining privacy for all who are in contact with BMF for any sort of business. We take privacy seriously. BMF has a privacy policy document in place.

We encourage members, volunteers, contractors, third parties, tenants and members of public to read the policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and store your personal data and contact us with any questions or concerns about your privacy practices.

WHO ARE WE? 

BMF is the data controller. We are a registered charity organisation based in Basingstoke.

HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US? 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or our processing of your personal information, please contact:

Admin Incharge

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum, Chute House, Church Street, Basingstoke Hampshire,  RG21 7QT

By Telephone: +44 1256 322751

By Email: info@bmforum.org.uk

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY 

This Privacy & Cookie Policy may change from time to time.  Please visit this website section periodically in order to keep up to date with the changes in our Privacy Policy.  We will notify you about significant changes by sending a notice to your primary email address, if you have agreed to receive email marketing messages from us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

COOKIE CONSENT 

By using our website, our social media pages (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Instagram), subscribing to our services, donating to us and/or shopping online, you agree that, unless you have set your computer's browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.

For more information about how we use cookies on this site, please review our Cookie Policy below.

COOKIE POLICY

COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and to target the content displayed to the user’s interests.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

DO WE USE COOKIES?

Yes.

TYPES OF COOKIES

There are two broad types of cookies - 'first party cookies' and 'third party cookies':

First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. Basically, these are our cookies.

Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for web site analytics or advertising purposes.

In addition, cookies may be either 'session cookies' or 'persistent cookies'. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We use both session and persistent cookies.

CATEGORIES OF COOKIES WE USE

1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features, e.g. shopping baskets and e-billing.

2. Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.

3. Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by or attributes of the user and enhance the features and content you experience during your visit to our website, e.g. language, appeals visited or user’s location. This cookie is also used to remember a user's preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page.

4. Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about the users' browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, e.g. Facebook, etc. or how you interact with our website which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. NB. These may also be used to choose the advertisements that are displayed to you on our website and other websites.

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT USING COOKIES?

We may collect some, or all, of the information available from cookies when you visit our website, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. We collect this information anonymously.

However, you can choose to use our website anonymously without giving us any information.  Please see ‘Changing your cookie preferences’ below.

We use cookies to track how visitors come to our site. For example, we use marketing or referring tracking codes in internet addresses (URLs) to show us whether a visitor has come to our site via a link on a referring website or in a specific piece of marketing and to give us insight into the effectiveness of our marketing. Some of this information may be used by third party cookies to target you with relevant advertising (see below).

Although not through cookies, we do measure the success of the emails we send – so we know what subject lines and stories people liked the most. We receive this information anonymously; we don’t share this information.

CHANGING YOUR COOKIE PREFERENCES

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block BMF’s website cookies, you can perform the following:

1. On your browser tools menu, select 'Internet Options'

2. Click on the 'Privacy' tab and then on the 'Sites' button

3. Type into the 'Address of website' field: www.bmforum.org.uk

4. Click on the 'Block' button

6. Click on the OK button

Find out more information about blocking or deleting cookies using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

7. Other browsers:

- Firefox cookie management

- Chrome cookie management

- Safari cookie management

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However, if you are still looking for more information, please contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

Last updated: January 2019

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