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Image consent

The Votes at 16 Coalition Campaign is run so that all participants are treated as equal and responsible adults. However, legislation and our own desire to ensure that everyone is safe means that in some circumstances we have to take extra care when using images for people who are aged under 18.

Therefore, if you are aged under 18 we need both you and your parent or guardian to complete this form. Please download this here.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Votes at 16 Coalition collects personal information.

When you use our services.

The Votes at 16 Coalition offers various services to the public. For example, we may send out publications and distribute an electronic newsletter. We sometimes use a third party to carry out hard copy mailings on our behalf, however all personal information supplied to them is erased after the mailing is complete.

We may have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes (unless we advise otherwise at the time of collecting the information).

For example, we might use information about people who have requested a publication to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received. Or we may contact people about other services offered by the British Youth Council or partner organisations that we think they might be interested in.

When people subscribe to our newsletters, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.

When you visit our website.

When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Votes at 16 Coalition. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit:http://www.aboutcookies.org

The Votes at 16 Coalition will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the Votes at 16 Coalition nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Access to personal information.

The Votes at 16 Coalition tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:

• give you a description of it;

• tell you why we are holding it;

• tell you who it could be disclosed to; and

• let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a request to the Votes at 16 coalition for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing. If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes.

Links to other websites.

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice.

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 11th March 2011.

Complaints or queries.

The Votes at 16 Coalition tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate according to our complaints procedure. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of the Votes at 16 Coalition’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to votesat16@byc.org.uk