sight airedale Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how sight airedale uses and protects any information that you give sight airedale when you register with sight airedale or use our website.

sight airedale 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 or through other means i.e. telephone or letter then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

sight airedale 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. This policy is effective from 1 September 2014.

What we collect

We may collect the following information.

  • name and job title (if applicable)
  • contact information including email address and emergency contact details
  • demographic information such as postcode, age and Local Authority
  • your registration status (ie sight impaired/severely sight impaired/not registered)
  • preferred format for receiving information from us
  • your use of sight airedale's services
  • your history of donations or volunteering activities
  • date of birth

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 help improve our services
  • to keep you up to date with sight airedale news, events or new services (usually through our quarterly magazine) occasionally by phone, email or post
  • occasionally we get requests from third parties to send information to you. This will only ever be by post or email and your personal details will never be passed on to a third party without your consent (unless we are legally compelled to do so)
    • you may opt out of receiving information from third parties by contacting us at the address below
    • if you have previously consented to receiving information from third parties, you may withdraw this consent at any time by contacting us at the address below


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 hold on you.

How to access information we hold about you

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A fee of £10 will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Kevin Baldwin, Chief Executive, sight airedale, 1 Albert Street, Keighley, BD21 2AT or telephone the Helpline (please check opening times) enclosing the appropriate fee. You will receive a response within 40 days subject to the following:-

  • the receipt of the £10 fee
  • confirmation of your identity
  • you supplying us with all the information we require to process your request

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete please write to or call us as soon as possible at the above address.

How to stop us sending you information

You can request that we stop sending you information at any time by contacting Kevin Baldwin, Chief Executive, sight airedale, 1 Albert Street, Keighley, BD21 2AT or telephoning the Helpline (please checking opening times).

Website Specific Privacy Information

This information applies to the website


Cookies are small files that are saved to your computer. Our website uses Cookies to store information about your visits to our website. They contain no personal information about you as an individual nor do they allow us to access any information held on your computer or identify you as an individual.

Our website uses Cookies for the following purposes:-

  • to analyse traffic to our website to provide us with information on what pages are being visited, how visitors move around the website and what type of information they are looking for. This information helps us to improve our website
  • to store your preferences on our website i.e. custom colour schemes and login details for restricted areas such as the ICT students area
  • no information that can identify you as an individual is collected or stored
  • we will ask your permission before placing a Cookie on your computer
  • if the triangle in the bottom left hand corner of the screen is orange you have not consented accept Coookies on your computer. If the triangle is green you have consented to accept Cookies
  • 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

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse traffic to our website no personally identifiable information collected or passed to google analytics. You can read their privacy policy at

Online Donations

Our online donations facility is provided by the BTMyDonate

You can read BTMyDonate's privacy policy at

Text Donations

We use JustTextGiving to collect Text Donations. You can read their privacy policy at


You have the option of following us on facebook. Facebooks privacy policy is available at


You have the option of subscribing to our YouTube feed. YouTube's (Google) privacy policy is available at


sight airedale is a participant in the amazon Europe S.à.r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to When you click on one of the "support us by shopping at" links you leave our website and are transferred to and are bound by privacy policy. The privacy policy can be read at

We do not collect any information on what individuals purchase via nor do we pass on any information about visitors to our site to

Our membership of the associates programme does not indicate our endorsement or support of  nor does it indicate that supports or endorses the sight airedale.

External Links

We link to several external websites. Links to external websites do not indicate an endorsement by the sight airedale. sight airedale has no control over the content of these sites. This is not responsible for the quality of information or accuracy of the information contained within.

Email Newsletters

We use MailChimp to process our email newsletter. You can read MailChimp's privacy policy at

If you have chosen to receive our newsletter by email you can manage your subscription by visiting the link below. We will not pass your email address onto any third party.

We may create further email newsletters in the future you will not be subscribed to these without us first asking your permission.

You can manage your subscriptions to any of our email newsletters by choosing update subscription preferences at the bottom of our email newsletters

Further Information

If you would like further information on this privacy policy please contact:-

Kevin Baldwin
Chief Executive
sight airedale
1 Albert Street, Keighley, BD21 2AT

Telephone: 01535 602354

Last Updated September 2014
Review Date: September 2015

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