Privacy Policy

Care Choices Ltd is a publisher and event organiser. Our brands include Care Choices, Care Management Matters, CMM Insight Events, 3rd Sector Care Awards, My Family Our Needs, BAPS Awards and The Transition Event.

Care Choices Ltd is the data controller for any personal data collected via this site and this privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use our websites, register with us to receive a product or place an order with us.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used accordance with this privacy statement.

Under no circumstances will we share your information with a third party.

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including telephone number and email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode and nature of business
  • Your preferences and feedback relating to Care Choices Ltd products

How we use the information we gather:

  • Internal record keeping
  • To enable us to fulfil the needs of any order placed with us
  • To help improve our products and services
  • To periodically contact you by telephone or email to tell you about Care Choices Ltd products, events and special offers which we think you might find interesting

You may, at any time, ask us to stop contacting you by emailing enquiries@carechoices.co.uk and asking us to unsubscribe you from marketing activities.

Security

We strive to make sure any information we collect is secure and have suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are transferred by a website to your browser directory. They help the website identify your browser/device. They perform different tasks on a website, and certain aspects of the website will not function correctly without them.

Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Our cookie policy

We operate an implied consent policy. This means that we assume that if you visit the website with your browser set to accept cookies that you are happy with their usage. If you are not happy you should not use the site or delete these cookies at the end of your visit.

Two types of cookies may be used on this website:

Session Cookies

Temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.

Persistent Cookies

These cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

How we use cookies on our site and what information we collect

Session Cookies

  • To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information
  • To allow you to maintain a shopping basket
  • Within registration to allow you to access stored information

Persistent Cookies

  • To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way
  • Within research surveys to ensure you are not invited to complete a questionnaire too often or
    after you have already done so

Third Party Cookies

Third parties serve cookies via this site. These are used for the following purposes:

  • To serve advertisements on our site and track whether these advertisements are clicked on by users
  • To control how often you are shown a particular advertisement
  • To tailor content to your preferences
  • To count the number of anonymous users of our site
  • To provide security within shopping baskets or transactions

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used on our site to gather information about how you use our site. Google set a cookie so we can see which pages people have landed on and how they have navigated through the site.

We use Google Analytics to find out:

  • Which pages are most popular
  • How people are accessing our site and which browsers they are using
  • How much time people spend on the site
  • If people are using a computer or mobile device to view our site

If you do not want your data reported by Google Analytics you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on which is available for most modern browsers.

Use of Web Beacons

Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

What can I do to manage cookies stored on my computer?

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

Open ‘Windows Explorer’
Click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar
Type “cookie” into the search box for ‘Folders and Files’
Select ‘My Computer’ in the ‘Look In’ box
Click ‘Search Now’
Double click on the folders that are found
‘Select’ any cookie file
Hit the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard
If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Please contact us using the details found on the site should you wish to clarify any points.

If you do not agree with the information provided then we would ask you not to use the site or the information provided within it.