Use of personal information
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for the purposes of monitoring the use of our website, marketing, fundraising and promotional efforts; improving and customising our site’s content and layout, engaging with our supporters and for all other lawful purposes. This enables us to better communicate about our services.
Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregated basis but not in a way to identify you. Personally identifiable information will not be shared with third parties except as required by law.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you of updates about Mary’s House or other information we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive communications by emailing us via the link we provide you, or contacting us (see Contact details below).
Use of website information
What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Use of information collected from cookies:
Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our website and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.
IP addresses: IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.