This consultation’s privacy policy covers the collection and use of personal information that may be collected whenever you interact with us, such as when you visit our website, sign up for our services, or when you contact us directly. Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information. Your privacy is a priority, and we go to great lengths to protect it.

Why we collect personal information
Why do we collect your personal information? Because it helps us deliver a superior level of engagement. It enables us to give you convenient access to relevant information.

How we protect your information
This website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our servers are located in locked, secure environments.

Data collection and use
You may be asked for personal information if you complete one of the forms on this site. For example, the ‘Have Your Say’ section may ask for your name, e-mail and/or other information. Your details may be stored within your browser in a cookie file, so that you will not have to repeatedly type the information out.

How we protect your personal information
We take precautions — including administrative, technical and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser.

Site registration and email service
When you register onto the site or subscribe to emails, we ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode), and other details about you and your interests. This is used to help us provide you with information to match your interests. We may also use it to alert you of campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area. To prevent the unauthorised use of email addresses, we may also use this data for the purposes of verifying the identity of those signing up to our consultations.

Cookies and other technologies
As is standard practice on many web sites, this web site may use “cookies” and other technologies to help us understand which parts of our Web sites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. We use cookies and other technologies to study traffic patterns on our Web site, to make it even more rewarding as well as to study the effectiveness of our customer communications. And we use cookies to customise your experience and provide greater convenience each time you interact with us.

Please note that certain features on this web site may not be available once cookies are disabled.

We respect requests to block cookies, such as via the cookie options in your web browser. If you do not wish to accept any cookies from this site, please adjust your settings accordingly.

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

In some of our email messages we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on this Web site. When a user clicks one of these URLs, they pass through a Web server under our control before arriving at the destination Web page. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our user communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.

In addition we use pixel tags — tiny graphic images — to tell us what parts of our Web site customers have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on our site. Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to assure that we’re only sending messages that are of interest.

Information on children
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.

When we disclose your information
There are also times when it may be advantageous for us to make certain information about you available to organisations and partners we have a strategic relationship with or that perform work for our campaign to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, extend credit, fulfil customer orders, deliver products to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct customer research or satisfaction surveys. These organisations and companies are also obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with our policies. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to retrieve information, purchase products, have products delivered to you, receive customer service, provide us feedback to improve our information and services, or access certain services, offers, and content on the web site.

Your personal details will not be published on the site.

At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary. Issues of public importance include but are not limited to the delivery of this campaign’s petition and listings of its signatories to any relevant Government department.

Links to other sites
Our site may contain links to other sites and servers. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting us about privacy
If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website you can contact us by sending an email via the Contact Us page.