Care in Kent or “we” are strongly committed to privacy issues, and this privacy statement details our approach on such issues. By using our site or submitting any personal data, you agree to the use by 

At Care in Kent privacy and confidentiality of personal information is protected, whether provided through paper based, electronic communication or on the telephone. We are committed to protecting your privacy and providing a secure online experience. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to transmit and store information about you. When you enter personal information online, thereby offering the highest level of encryption or security possible for particularly sensitive data.

Data Collection

We only collect identifiable personal data or information that is specifically and voluntarily provided. For example, a visitor to our site may choose to provide information such as name, title, office address, office email address and telephone number in order to:

  • register for certain areas of the site;
  • contact us for further information;
  • order publications or reference materials;
  • enter ‘quick surveys’ or benchmarking surveys;
  • participate in mailing list initiatives; and
  • register for events and conferences.

Visitors are also able to send email to us through the site. Their messages will contain the user’s screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the user may wish to include in the message.

Use of Data

When an individual provides personal data to us, we use it solely for the purposes for which it was provided as stated at the point of collection (or as is obvious from the context of collection). Examples of the types of use are given in the ‘data collection’ section above.

We do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties. However, we may email you regarding relevant third party products, services and events where you have consented for us to do do so.

Sensitive Data

We do not usually seek any sensitive personal data. Sensitive personal data includes data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. In some circumstances, we may be legally required to request certain sensitive personal data, and if you choose to submit sensitive personal data for any reason we will obtain your explicit consent to the collection and the relevant use of such data.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Our policy is not to share personally identifiable information with any third parties, unless required by law, or unless explicitly requested by the individual or otherwise as set out in this section. We recognise that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care.

Cookies and Log Files

When accessing our web sites we use small text files called ‘cookies’ which are automatically placed on your hard drive to provide more convenient use of our site. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. Cookies are not used to track individual users to our site. Some cookies essential to running of the website (i.e. for making the shopping cart work, making sure users do not accidently enter duplicate information and managing access to secure areas) have already have been installed on your computer and will be removed when closing your browser. All other cookies, including those that will remain for a longer periods of time will not be installed without warning you first. Care in Kent does not allow any cookies from external organisations to be installed.

The use of cookies is now standard operating procedure for most websites. However if you are unhappy with the use of cookies, most browsers now permit users to opt-out of receiving them. Please note that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use and navigate the website.