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Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Introduction


At OnePlusOne we take Data Protection and your right to privacy very seriously. As the UK's leading relationship research organisation we have over 40 years experience of processing  confidential personal information. We particularly understand the importance of anonymity for individuals when addressing personal issues.


Our main aims in providing this website are to make resources and information readily available to parents. Any information we request as you use the Site will be used to meet these aims.


We have set out this policy so you can make sure you understand why we may ask you to enter particular information on the site and to explain how this information will be used.


How can I be sure my information remains anonymous?


Access to the general articles, video film clips, relationship insights and limited usability of some other features on  the ParentConnection are available to all visitors to the site. However, to be able to fully use all resources and features on the site, in particular the forum you are invited to register. For registration, you will be required to provide some personal, non-identifiable information about yourself.


The Site has specifically been designed to ensure that users remain anonymous at all times as we recognise that some information users enter may be of a particularly private and sensitive nature.


What will you use my data for?


We may use information users’ provide to compile anonymous statistics and research, (eg. numbers of users per month). We will not share any identifiable information to third parties without a user's explicit permission.


Whenever users provide any such data, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy.


When using your personal information, OnePlusOne will act in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and aim to meet current Internet best practice in regard to maintaining data security.


What information do I need to provide when I Register?


When you register with www.theparentconnection.org.uk  you will be required to provide the following basic information:


• A username which will appear against any posts you create on the forum or any  comments  you add to the forum or anywhere else on the site
• A password
• A valid email address
• Your gender
• Your age
• Whether you have children
• The ages of each child
• Where you are in your relationship (thinking of separating, separating, separated etc..)
• Your ethnic background
• Income range

Will you ask me for any other information?


We may request further information from users at a later date, for example to assist us in our research. We will always e-mail users beforehand explaining our reasons in detail. Whether users choose to provide such information is optional. Any information users provide will be subject to the terms of this Policy and used only for the purposes specified in detail in the relevant e-mail.


Occasionally we may also invite individuals and couples to take part in our research into Couple Relationships. Once again, participation is voluntary and we will always ensure the integrity of users' privacy and desire for anonymity.


Will you share any of my data on the site with anyone else?


We will never pass any personal identifiable information to any other organisation or third party, unless we have obtained your explicit permission to do so, or are legally required to do so under the strict exemptions laid down in the Data Protection Act 1988.


As a research based organisation, OnePlusOne may use the information to compile aggregate statistics (eg. number of registered users, number of registered users addressing specific issues, etc.) to assist us in research or campaigning. In all these cases, all information will be completely anonymous.


Who do I contact if I have a concern about my data?


OnePlusOne is registered in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (Registration Number Z1224116), as amended from time to time.


If you have any concerns or queries about this policy then please contact the Data Protection Controller by emailing: [email protected]


About this Policy


This policy is part of our overall Terms and Conditions and we reserve the right to amend it as we deem necessary.

 

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