Privacy, Cookies, and You

The Friends of Carnegie Library are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for the Friendsofcarnegielibrary.org.uk site, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

Plain English Summary

  • We take your privacy very seriously.
  • Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to Friendsofcarnegielibrary.org.uk.
  • Friendsofcarnegielibrary.org.uk does not actively track you as an individual.
  • Should you send us an email, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us. This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.
  • Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.
  • The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.
  • We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.
  • If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, please read the BBC guide What are cookies?.
  • None of the information we gather via cookies identifies you as an individual. It is all entirely anonymous.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
CloudflarePersistent6 yearsThis cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a known bunch of infected machines, but the visitor's machine is known to be trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.
CommentsPersistent1 yearIf you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to 'remember' your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the "remember me" option).
Cookie FooterPersistent1 yearIn the footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Google AnalyticsTo understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
WordPressPersistent1 yearWordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

We use a cookie to remember if you've accepted the cookie policy. You can delete it here:

Delete Cookies

To find out how to delete cookies, please read the How to delete cookies guide.

Which organisation is collecting this information

friendsofcarnegielibrary.org.uk is a website owned by the Friends of Carnegie Library, a UK-based non-profit organisation.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.

Protection of your information

The Friends of Carnegie Library uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

How to contact us

Please use the contact page on this site to contact us.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the Friends of Carnegie Library’s website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.