Who we are
Our website address is: https://Housesforfamilies.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
15. Cookies used by our service providers
computer when you visit our website.
15.2 We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use
of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to
create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about
Google's use of information by visiting
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and you can review
cookies are: [identify cookies].]
15.3 We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website[, together with
advertisements from the following advertisers and advertising networks that
are distributed by Google: [identify and provide links to advertisers and
networks]]. The advertisements may be personalised to reflect your interests.
relevant cookies served from our website are [identify cookies].] The cookies
are used to track your previous visits to our website and your visits to other
websites. You can opt out of Google's personalised advertising by visiting
https://www.google.com/settings/ads and you can opt out of third party
cookies use for personalised advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info.
15.4 We use a Facebook pixel on our website. Using the pixel, Facebook collects
information about the users and use of our website. The information is used
to personalise Facebook advertisements and to analyse the use of our
website. To find out more about the Facebook pixel and about Facebook's use
advertisements. If you are a registered Facebook user, you can adjust how
advertisements are targeted by following the instructions at
15.5 We use [identify service provider] . This service uses
service provider at [URL].[ The relevant cookies are: [identify cookies].]
16. Managing cookies
16.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies.
The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to
version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and
deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 (Chrome);
(c) https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/ (Opera);
explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
website-data-sfri11471/mac (Safari); and
[additional list items]
16.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many
16.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
If you have any privacy-specific concerns, you may contact us directly on info@Housesforfamilies.com.
How we protect your data
We take protection of your data very seriously and our staff are trained and regularly updated on our security systems and in how to collect and manage data provided by our agents and clients. Our Customer Relationship Management system is a closed system which can only be accessed by our direct members of staff from technical devices logged into our system using strong password protection.
From a lawyer&s perspective, the key purpose of a website privacy and cookies
policy is to help a website operator comply with data protection and cookies
legislation. Across the EU, since 25 May 2018, that has meant compliance with the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as the ePrivacy Directive and
national implementing legislation.
One of the principles of the GDPR is transparency: data controllers must provide
information to individuals about the personal data that they process. The GDPR
specifies the information to be provided in considerable detail.
Controllers must identify the purposes for which they process personal data and, if
the data is not collected from the data subject in question, the source and specific
categories of data that is collected. In addition, controllers must identify the legal
bases for their processing – and, where the legal basis is "legitimate interests" to
identify those interests. This template has been designed to make this process as
easy as possible.
Information must be provided about the recipients of personal data, including both
other controllers and processors. Moreover, where the transfer to a recipient
involves a transfer of data from within the EEA to outside the EEA, information
about the "appropriate safeguards" used to ensure the transfer is lawful should be
provided. Again, the templates can help you to set out this information in a clear
and concise fashion.
Other provisions of the template cover: profiling and automated processing, data
retention, security, data subject rights, processor information, cookies and
The language in this policy is unlikely to be sufficiently simple for use in connection
with the collection of personal data from children.
Section 1: Introduction
These introductory provisions may be used to draw individuals' attention to some of
the key issues addressed in the document.
"Personal data" is defined in Article 4(1) of the GDPR:
"'personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable
natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be
identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a
name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more
factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or
social identity of that natural person".
requirements of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive)
methods of obtaining such consent is included on the Information Commissioner's
Cookies and similar technologies, Guide to PECR, UK Information Commissioner's
Office – https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-
Section 2: How we use your personal data
The GDPR requires that controllers disclose to data subjects detailed information
about their processing of personal data.
Article 13(1) of the GDPR provides that:
"Where personal data relating to a data subject are collected from the data subject,
the controller shall, at the time when personal data are obtained, provide the data
subject with all of the following information: … (c) the purposes of the processing
for which the personal data are intended as well as the legal basis for the
processing; (d) where the processing is based on point (f) of Article 6(1), the
legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party".
Article 14(1) of the GDPR provides that:
"Where personal data have not been obtained from the data subject, the controller
shall provide the data subject with the following information: … (c) the purposes of
the processing for which the personal data are intended as well as the legal basis
for the processing; (d) the categories of personal data concerned …".
Article 14(2) of the GDPR, which also applies in the case that the personal data
have not been obtained from the data subject, provides that:
"In addition to the information referred to in paragraph 1, the controller shall
provide the data subject with the following information necessary to ensure fair and
transparent processing in respect of the data subject: … (b) where the processing
is based on point (f) of Article 6(1), the legitimate interests pursued by the
controller or by a third party … (f) from which source the personal data originate,
and if applicable, whether it came from publicly accessible sources … ".
Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which is referred to in Articles 13 and 14, provides
"(1) Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the
following applies: … (f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate
interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests
are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data
subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data
subject is a child."
As regards the identification of the source of personal data in the case that the
personal data is not obtained from the data subject, the guidance from the
European Data Protection Board states that:
"The specific source of the data should be provided unless it is not possible to do so
… . If the specific source is not named then information provided should include:
the nature of the sources (i.e. publicly / privately held sources) and the types of
organisation / industry / sector."
Note that, while Article 14 of the GDPR provides that information about "the
categories of personal data concerned" must be supplied to data subjects, Article
13 does not include an equivalent provision. Nonetheless, we have included
references to general categories of data in this document, because this facilitates
the identification of particular purposes of processing and the legal bases of
processing – information which does need to be provided under Article 13.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office website provides useful guidance in
relation to the selection of the legal bases for processing.
Chapter 3, Rights of the data subject, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data
Protection Regulation) – https://gdpr-info.eu/chapter-3/
Guidelines on transparency under Regulation 2016/679, European Data Protection
Board – https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=622227
Lawful basis of processing, Guide to the GDPR, UK Information Commissioner's
Office – https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-