Privacy Policy

Liability

In no event will we be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or loss of profits arising from or in connection with the use or loss of use of our website. We do not claim that this website or any of the content will be uninterrupted or error free, or that this website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses and bugs.

We take no responsibility for the content of any external websites we link to. The existence of a link from any organisation's site to the Cardiomyopathy UK site does not imply that we endorse the activities or views of that organisation.

Medical information

We make every effort to ensure that the information on the website is accurate. We make no guarantee as to, and assume no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendation.

Advice posted by other users in comments, on the forum or through personal messaging should not be taken as professional advice unless identified by Cardiomyopathy UK as a qualified expert or professional. Cardiomyopathy UK cannot be held responsible for this advice.

Users of the site are advised to consult a doctor regarding all aspects of individual health care.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to our work and cardiomyopathy

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 for people affected by cardiomyopathy.
  • With your permission, we may periodically send promotional emails about new services, fundraising or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you with services or fundraising that may interest you. We may contact you by phone or mail or if you agreed to it, by email. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

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.

Controlling your personal information

You can update your personal information at any time, and change your marketing preferences. The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to Cardiomyopathy UK.

If you change email address or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or identify you when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The Cardiomyopathy UK website uses several types of cookies:

  • PHP Session ID cookie. This is used to anonymously identify each unique user of the website, and is used by the server to provide a continuous service. It expires when the browser is closed.
  • Traffic log and Google Analytics cookies. These provide anonymous statistics on website usage and identify which pages are being used and which resources are being downloaded. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to the needs of users. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
  • Add This cookies. The Add This button on our web pages enables you to share the page through a range of social networks. The Add This widget makes use of a core group of cookies for bookmarking and a group of third party cookies which are generally used for target advertising and appear after a few page loads where the Add This widget appeared. You can read more about cookies used by Add This, and how to opt out of them, here.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

To disable the use of cookies

It is possible to stop your web browser accepting cookies from one website or all websites through built in cookie controls. If you do this you may find that some aspects of this website and others stop working, or stop working as well (for example, login facilities and shopping carts may stop working completely).

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. The following links provide details on how to do this in a range of popular web browsers:

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