Who we are?
Guide Dogs is a working name of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Registered Office: Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire RG7 3YG. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (291646) and a charity registered in England and Wales (209617) and Scotland (SC038979) Tel: 0118 983 5555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk
Our Data Protection Officer is Phillippa T.Caine.
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What do we do?
At Guide Dogs we are building Extraordinary Partnerships for every person who is blind and partially sighted. Achieving mobility is a journey that is personal and unique.
Our vision is for a society in which people who are blind and partially sighted enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
Our purpose is to deliver the guide dog service and other mobility services, to break down legal and physical barriers and to enable people who are blind and partially sighted to get around on their own
Our values mean that we will always seek to be trustworthy and transparent, that we will always be innovative and responsive and that we will collaborate with others whenever it is to the benefit of people who are blind and partially sighted.
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Collection of Data through ‘Cookies’ on the Guide Dogs Blog Website
We employ a number of cookies across our website in order to enhance the user experience, and ensure that we are able to provide the relevant content that our visitors might expect. To do this we use a combination of session, persistent and third-party cookies.
Session Cookies allow our users to link their actions during browser sessions - they expire after a session and are not stored long term. We use this type of cookie to maintain a user session on the website. We also use session cookies to collect data on how visitors use our website, for example what type of browser they are using and what pages are most visited.
Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s device in-between browser sessions which allows preferences or actions of the user across a site to be remembered. We use persistent cookies to make our website more accessible to users. These cookies help us to provide the user with the text size and colour options they require without having to keep inputting these settings.
Third party cookies are set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. We use these cookies for our work with third party organizations to allow us to understand the journey that our visitors take to get to our website.
Marketing (targeting or advertising) cookies These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They remember websites you have visited and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers.
You can change your settings on your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or mobile device without explicit consent. Your browser's ‘help’ section will normally provide details on how to manage the cookie settings. You can also learn more about tailored online ads and your choices to opt out of them.
What happens when you follow a link to another site?
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In order for cookie preferences to be stored on your device, Do Not Track browser settings must be disabled. On mobile devices you can find these in your settings as detailed below:
iPhone: Settings > Safari > 'Ask websites not to track me' Android: Settings > Advanced > Privacy > Do Not Track On Chrome: Settings > Advanced Settings > 'Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic'
What cookies do we use?
Google Analytics - Performance - https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google that enables us to measure how people use our website using cookies. We use this information to improve our website experience for website visitors and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising.
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HotJar - Performance - https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/cookie-information HotJar is a website analytics tool we use to see how our supporters are moving around our website and get feedback through surveys, so that we can imporve their experience and help ensure they can find what they are looking for.
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Youtube - Targeting - https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB These cookies are set via embedded youtube videos. They register anonymous statistical data on, for example, how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback.
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In the first instance, please talk to us directly so we can help resolve any problem or query. Our friendly supporter services team can help, or you can contact our data protection officer.
You can also register with the fundraising preference service (FPS). This service is run by the Fundraising Regulator and allows you to stop email, telephone, addressed post, and/or text messages from a selected charity or charities by using the Fundraising Regulator or by calling 0300 303 3517. Once you have made a request through the FPS, we will ensure that your new preferences take effect within 28 days.
You also have the right to contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you have any concerns about Data Protection online or by calling their help line: 0303 123 1113.