Privacy Policy

Please read our Privacy Policy below to find out more information about how we protect our readers when using our website online.

What is our Privacy Policy?

Our website privacy policy explains how Letters to the Neonatal Unit looks after and uses the information it receives when you submit a letter or browse our website. 

If we ever ask you for information when you are on our website, we assure you that it will be used only in the ways explained in our privacy policy.

Gathering Information

Our website gathers certain information from people who read and submit articles to us, in order for us to use certain functions on the website. 

This information also allows us to understand how readers interact with our website, and how we can best accommodate people’s online preferences. 

Disabling Comments

We have also disabled the use of comments, so people are not able to comment on the letters we post. We have done this to ensure that people feel fully comfortable sending in their letters without the worry of what others might comment. We also believe that this is in keeping with our website’s promotion of a supportive and safe environment for people to share words of encouragement.

What data do we collect?

We might collect the following information:

  • Your name 
  • Your contact information e.g. email address
  • WordPress may also collect anonymised usage data 

What do we use this information for?

We are able to tailor the content of our website so it more useful to our readers through gathering data which helps identify what people are seeking when using our website.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a mini file which is located on your computer’s hard drive. It allows our website to recognise your computer when you are viewing different pages on our site.

What do cookies do?

Cookies enable websites to record your preferences, so that it can tailor the content and functions so it is more specific to you. It also allows for us to receive helpful information about how many people are using our website and what pages are more popular. 

How do we use cookies?

Some things we might use cookies for are:

  • To improve our website structure and functioning through analysing the web traffic and usage data 
  • To be able to look at who is using our website 
  • To store information about what your preferences are so that we can present the most relevant and interesting information to you 

Please note that cookies are not able to gain us access to your devices or any information about you that you have not shared yourself.

How can our readers control cookies?

You are able to control how our website uses cookies by changing the cookie settings on your internet browser. If you would prefer for our website not to record cookies from your device, then you can set your browser so that you can refuse cookies. 

However, if you choose to disable cookies then your viewing of our website may function differently. 

Protecting your personal information

To ensure your personal protection, we will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have permission from you to do so or we are required to by law. 

Any personal information that we do store from you is in keeping with the General Data Protection Act of 2018.

Security 

Any information we have about you will be held securely. 

We also make sure to follow the procedures in line with the General Data Protection Act.

 Updating our Privacy Policy

We will update our private policy if and when it is necessary to do so, but our most recent website privacy update occurred last on 24/04/2020. 

Questions about our Privacy Policy

If there are any questions about our privacy policy then you can email us with your questions at letterstotheneonatalunit@gmail.com

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