Here on the Acorns website, we aim to provide our visitors with information about our children’s hospice, charitable works and how you can do your bit to help out. Understandably, when you visit our website, you want the peace of mind that your information will be kept safe and secure. This is something we can guarantee.
Collecting data from you
Most websites you visit online will collect some form of data from you, including the Acorns website. We will collect data, such as your IP address, so we are able to send information to you and receive it from you, whilst you are browsing the Acorns website.
If you would like to sign up to our email newsletter to find out more about the work we do with life limited children and their families, we will also ask you to provide a little personal information such as your name and email address.
Cookies are basically small digital files that are downloaded and stored on your browser. Their purpose is to send information back to Acorns, so that we can recognise you and provide a more personalised experience next time you visit our website. We may also use the information we collect from you using cookies to determine how you interact with our site. This allows us to check we are providing a good user experience and make improvements in the future.
There are actually two types of cookies. The first type is a session cookie. Session cookies are only stored on your browser for a single session, so as soon as you click the little X in the corner, they’ll disappear. The second type is a persistent cookie. These cookies are designed to live on your browser for a little longer. The idea is that next time you visit a website; these cookies will tell the site you’ve been there before, so it can provide a more personalised viewing experience.
Cookies aren’t compulsory, so if you don’t want Acorns to collect information from you, you can simply head into your website browser settings and block them. It’s worth keeping in mind that if you choose to block cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will have access to all parts of our website.
What we won’t do with your data
So now you know what we do with your information, it’s important that we tell you what we won’t do and that’s sell your information. Any information you provide to Acorns will be stored securely, until it is no longer of use. We will then dispose of it correctly, according to the regulations established by the Data Protection Act 1988.
We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
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