Privacy Policy

Talk about Autism is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the Talk about Autism and Talk about Autism websites. We will collect your personal information fairly and tell you how we intend to use the information.

Use of personal information

Any personal information you provide to the Ambitious about Autism website will only be made available to relevant employees at Ambitious about Autism. This information will only be used in ways that directly relate to the running and maintenance of Ambitious about Autism. We will not share it with any third party without your consent.

Children and privacy

Our website does not target and is not intended to attract children under the age of 14. We do not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 14 or send them requests for personal information.

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. This site will work more efficiently if cookies are enabled. More information about cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.

(1) About cookies

Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

(2) Credit

This cookies section of this Privacy Policy was created using an SEQ Legal template.

(3) Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

We will send to you the following cookies:

Name of cookie What is the cookie for
1) CFID Manages a visitors log in
2) CFTOKEN Manages a visitors log in
3) DISPLAYMODE Determines the type of display presented to a visitor
4) fontsize Remembers the user’s selected font size for general page display
5) __utmz Set by Google and monitors whether a search engine was used what link a visitor clicked on and where they accessed the website from
6) __utmc Set by Google and holds records of when someone first visits the site
7) __utmb Set by Google and holds time when a visitor leaves site
8) __utma Set by Google to store user preference information
9) remember Required if the user has selected the 'Remember me' feature
10) ACCEPT Required to display the pop up cookie message for users

Cookies 1,2,3,4,6 & 7 are session cookies, whereas cookies 5, 8, 9 & 10 are persistent cookies.

(4) How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

(1) to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
(2) to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the [specify feature, e.g. shopping cart] on our website;
(3) to improve the website's usability;
(4) to analyse the use of our website;
(5) in the administration of this website;

(5) Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our [service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:

(1) to track your browser across multiple websites;
(2) to build a profile of your web surfing;

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

(6) Blocking cookies

You can manually delete old cookies, and stop cookies from being saved on your hard drive in future – find out more on the All About Cookies website. However, disabling cookies may stop you from fully using all our website services.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.

(7) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.

Doing this may also have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Other sites

This privacy policy does not cover the sites which are linked to and from Ambitious about Autism websites.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us.