Foster Care News 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.
Foster Care News may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from March 1st 2018.
Giving your consent
We must ask for your consent to record, use, or share personal information.
What you’re agreeing to:
If you give us your consent by submitting your data you are saying that we can:
- Record and use your personal information to help with your enquiry about fostering.
- Share your personal information with fostering agencies so that they have the information to then decide or not to contact you to discuss your interest in fostering.
If you’re contacted by a fostering agency we work with and you don’t want to continue to work with that agency, you can say that you don’t want to be contacted again.
If you decide to take the next step and to discuss their assessment process with a particular fostering agency, you are under no obligation to proceed.
How you give your consent
How you’re asked for and give your consent depends on which of our services you’re using:
Email Forms: by submitting an enquiry or contact form you will be giving your consent to Foster Care News owner Simply Fostering Ltd to record and to share your personal information with fostering agencies.
Telephone contact: you will be given the opportunity to give your consent to the recording of personal information about you.
3.2 How to withdraw your consent
If you decide you no longer want to give your consent, contact Foster Care News.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Anonymous statistics relating to your use of the website
- Email content, attachments and your name and email address
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new events, special educational activities or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
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.
Please note we cannot guarantee the security of email information, while the data is in transit.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
Name/Cookie set by
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||View parent channel privacy statement|
|welcomeadparentchannel.tv||Persistent Cookie+ 1 day||Tracking cookie set when a user arrives on a page where there is an embedded parentchannel.tv video present||View parent channel privacy statement|
|_tmcmtubemogul.com||Persistent Cookie+ 10 years||These cookies are used to store analytical information around how our users consume video.||This is then sent to TubeMogul who provide parentchannel.tv with statistical analysis.|
|_tmidtubemogul.com||Persistent Cookie+ 10 years||These cookies are used to store analytical information around how our users consume video.||This is then sent to TubeMogul who provide parentchannel.tv with statistical analysis.|
|clientLastPTimesFoster Care News||Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores the epoch times of the Play beacon host current session|
|clientLastHTimesFoster Care News||Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores the epoch times of the Heartbeat beacon host current session|
|BC_BANDWIDTHFoster Care News||Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Detects initial bandwidth capability for progressive download deliveries|
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores the time when the browser was last closed host current session|
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores information about streams playing in any tabs host current session|
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores information about the number of tabs currently open host current session|
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores the ID for a visit|
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores visit start time host Current session|
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores visit-related metrics as a CSV|
|Session Cookie – is removed at the end of the session.||Stores required information to compute bitrate data for the visit host current session|
|PREF, NIDGoogle||Persistent Cookie
+ 2 years.
|_utmaGoogle Analytics||Persistent Cookie
+ 2 years
|These Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the B pages they visited.||Click here for an overview of privacy at Google|
|_utmbGoogle Analytics||Persistent Cookie+30 mins|
|_utmcGoogle Analytics||Persistent Cookieend of session|
|_utmzGoogle Analytics||Persistent Cookie+ 6 months|
How to control cookies
You can easily manage these small files yourself if you know how. You can find guidance on managing cookies on the www.aboutcookies.org website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. 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 may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.