We will respect and protect the privacy of visitors to the Home Connections' website in line with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the policiy of the Council or Housing Association whose site you are contacting us through.
collected via online forms.
Personal information collected via an online form, will only be used for the purpose indicated and for research purposes to improve the service and will be held in a secure manner.
If You Bid For a Property
The information you have provided in making a housing application is legally managed by the Borough or Housing Association you have applied to. It is not usually made available to any other party.
If you bid for a property owned by a Housing Association or any other landlord than the one you are registered with some of your relevant personal information may be made available to them. If you are a successful bidder details will be provided to allow the landlord to contact you, and confirm your suitability for the property. Making a bid for a property is seen as your consent for this information to be passed onto the other landlord.
Any information provided will not be used for any other purpose without your permission and will not be kept longer than necessary.
If you are concerned about providing your personal information online please contact us through the "contact details" button in the left hand menu and we will arrange alternative meansfor you to provide this information.
Use of IP addresses
Home Connections collects IP addresses only for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that while your user session will be logged, you will remai anonymous to us.
This site contains links to other sites. Home Connections is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites and while we monitor and review the sites we are linked with we cannot fully endorse or be responsible for any losses resulting from any externally linked sites.
How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Home Connections collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits www.homeconnections.org.uk 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 site. 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. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We are currently upgrading our approach over summer 2012 and will ensure full compliance with EU regulation in due course.