Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Wakefield City & District Society for Deaf People uses and protects any information that you give when you access and view this website.

We are 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, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating the information on this page and advising the date. You should therefore check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes that may have occurred. This policy is current and effective from: September 2012 and replaces any previous version of our Privacy Policy.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, or your preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to our member / user surveys and consultations

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs, allow for and provide you with communication and information, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping and communication.
  • We may use the information to improve our information and communication with you.
  • We may periodically send promotional and /or e-newsletter emails about surveys, consultations or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address, or another contact address, which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you direct for consultation exercises or survey purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


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 collect online.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing any secure areas of the website which we may put in place.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog, news item or post. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organizations.

PLEASE NOTE: Wakefield City & District Society for Deaf People currently do not utilise Category 4 Cookies, deliver adverts or allow advertising on its website.

A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Wakefield City & District Society for Deaf People occasionally posts useful links or interesting information from other sources or external websites and also updates or reproduces topical information and advice, but does not in any way promote, endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of such external websites or any information or advice that may howsoever be obtained, viewed or acted upon.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form or supply details on the website this information will not be passed to any third parties or used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information to communicate with you please note that you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us using our contact form.

We may use your personal information to send you topical information or news which we think you may find interesting unless you tell us that you do not wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

A small fee will be payable.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:   7 South Parade, (back of George Street), Wakefield, WF1 1LR

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible at the above address or email using our contact form. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.