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Communication Privacy Policy

Due to Recent legislation designed to give you much better control of your own data (GDPR), we are required to seek your consent to hold even simple emails and telephone numbers and also to outline how we handle and look after your precious personal details. This page outlines our policies.

How we use your information

We will only use your contact details to get in touch with you regarding a query unless you have given us explicit permission to contact you. We at the Association for the Study of Death and Society will not share your private information with any third parties.

Keeping Your Information

We will not routinely keep your contact details on file once an order or query has been completed, unless you have given us express permission to do so. You have the right to access any information that we hold on you and you can ask us to remove any information.

Sharing Your Information

We do not routinely pass on your information to any other company, unless it is necessary, for example to arrange a delivery of ASDS membership documentation to you.

We do not share any information with other companies for marketing purposes.

We collect:

  • The e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail

  • Aggregate information about pages accessed on our WebSite, though this information is annonymous and is not linked to a particular visitor.

  • User-specific information about pages accessed on our WebSite

Information volunteered by the user

If you supply us with your postal address on-line we will use this only to communicate with you regarding your query or your choice of course.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line may receive telephone contact from us with information about about our courses.

If our information practices change at some time in the future we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward .

About security

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Data Protection Act 1998

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

  • We will only use personal information you supply to us for the reason that you provided it for.
  • We will only hold your information for as long as necessary to fulfil that purpose.
  • We will not pass your information to any other parties unless this is made clear to you at the time you supplied it.
  • All ASDS members who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect your confidentiality.

Cookies and IP addresses

A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. We do use cookies to make it easier for you to complete on-line forms and questionnaires but these are only temporary and do not identify you or your visit to our site. However, the computers which host our website do maintain site logs which include the IP address details of all machines accessing our pages. This enables us to monitor website usage so we can

  • See which pages are the most popular
  • See which pages are seldom or never visited
  • See how extensively the ASDS web site is used

You can change your browser settings not to accept cookies; this may affect the functionality of some websites. Any IP information is treated as strictly confidential and is not published or divulged to any third party.

For further Information on our Privacy Policy, or to see what data we may hold on you please contact us via email.