Privacy & Data Usage Statement

Privacy & Data Usage Statement

This statement sets out how Warrington Voluntary Action uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Warrington Voluntary Action 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; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

WVA have a legitimate interest to collect data about the third sector organisations in Warrington, as that information is central to the services we provide as an infrastructure support charity. WVA always seek the informed consent of individuals who wish to recieve mailings and any other form of communication concerning volunteering and the third sector. Individuals have the right to withdraw their consent and/or personal information at any time by contacting a member of the team.

What we collect

We may collect the following information

  • Your name
  • Your organisation name and details
  • Your job title
  • Contact information including email address & phone number
  • Demographic information such as postcode and area of work
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and our work with the sector

How we use your information

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons;

Internal record keeping

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We send regular updates via email about volunteering, training, funding, events, and other news stories
  • We keep an up to date community directory, we will only publish contact details of organisations with their permission.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Our electronic systems are monitored and updated regularly to ensure they remain operational and secure.

How we use 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.

We use traffic log 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 and then the data is removed from the system.

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.

Google Analytics

WVA uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to allow us to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will, as a rule, be transmitted to and stored on a server of Google. Your IP address is shortened by WVA and never sent in full to Google. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse use of the website, to compile reports on website activities. The shortened IP address collected through Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You may also prevent Google from collecting and storing information in cookies, from storing information about your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing such information by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

For more information about privacy policies and Google Analytics, please refer to the Google website:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. 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.

Controlling your organisational information on the WVA Community Directory

Warrington Voluntary Action will only publish information that organisations have provided for the purpose of appearing on the WVA Community Directory. Any other information that WVA holds on your organisation will not be shared.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your organisation information in the following ways:

If you would like your details removing or amending on the online directory please contact

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website your data will be for the use of Warrington Voluntary Action’s work unless explicitly stated otherwise.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct contact you may cancel it any time by contacting us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

Updated on 21/11/2019 in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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