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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Hastings Voluntary Action uses and protects any information that you give Hastings Voluntary Action when you use this website.
Hastings 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, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Hastings Voluntary Action may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:
name and job title
contact information including email address
other information relevant to you or your organisation

What we do with the information we gather

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 services
We may periodically send emails about our services, fundraising events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


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.

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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the 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 personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties without your permission unless we are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Cookie Statement

This page explains what cookies are, what cookies are used and how they are used on this website, and advise on how to disable them.
A cookie is a small unique text file that is stored on your computer by a website’s server, which only that server is able to use and read its contents. It will contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier, the website’s name and various letters and numbers.
Our website uses cookies to implement additional functionality such as accessibility tools, so that the website ‘remembers’ your preferences; for example, to remember that you prefer to have larger text.
We also use third-party cookies from Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service, which helps us to identify how visitors use our website and identify how we can make further improvements based on data collected. The data collected by Google Analytics is completely anonymous and data collected only applies to your usage of our website. Typical data collected about your visit to our website includes (but not limited to) the web browser you use and your operating system version.
Google stores the information collected by the cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if they are required to do so by law or if the third party processes information on Google’s behalf.
You may opt-out of using Google Analytics by using a web browser add-on (
or find more information about Google Analytics’ privacy policy. (
By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.
For further information about cookies and further instructions on how to change your settings, please visit

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