Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Homes for Britain uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

Homes for Britain 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.

Homes for Britain may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 25 November 2014.

Your information

We collect information from you that you volunteer when you become a supporter of our campaign or fill in any online form on the Homes for Britain website. The types of information collected might include names, email addresses and post codes. We may also collect information when you take part in a milestone or action. This information helps us to know which milestones and actions are working well and assists Homes for Britain in campaigning for affordable housing for all.

How we use your personal information

The Homes for Britain campaign is led by eight organisations:

As such, any of the eight organisations involved may contact you on behalf of Homes for Britain to provide you with information, services or products you have requested, and for administration purposes. They may use this information to further their aims, including campaigning activities other than Homes for Britain, but will only ever contact you in regards to the Homes for Britain campaign.

Homes for Britain may need to share your information with service providers, associated organisations and agents for these purposes. We do not disclose personal information for direct marketing purposes. We may need to disclose your information if required to do so by law.

You may unsubscribe from our communications at any time by contacting info@homesforbritain.org.uk

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 procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

Our use of 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 lets you know 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.

Cookies to enhance your experience

We set the following session cookies when you visit our site:

  • PHPSESSID – A randomly generated number that expires when you exit the browser

Cookies for improving service

We use Google Analytics cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes

Please visit the Google website for more information.

We use the AddToAny plugin to allow you to share content that you find interesting on various social media sites. The AddToAny plugin stores cookies on the AddToAny domain, identifying which social sharing icons have been interacted with.

Please visit the AddToAny website for more information.

About cookies

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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can find out more about what internet browser cookies are and how to manage them at the About Cookies website.

If you want to block cookies, you can use a universal cookie blocker such as the Google Analytics opt-out.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest and partner organisations. 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.

Data Protection Act 1998

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Homes for Britain
c/o National Housing Federation
Lion Court
25 Procter Street
London
WC1V 6NY

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.