Privacy/Cookie Policy

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations, the data controller is

Manchester Carers Forum, PO Box 426, Manchester M8 2FQ. (Hereafter referred to as “MCF” or “We” ).

As we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, we have drafted this policy to set out the basis upon which we collect personal data from you, or that with which you provide us, and which will be processed by us.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

1. Information We May Collect From You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes information provided at the time of:

  • Registering on our site
  • Signing up to receive our newsletter or services;
  • Emailing us
  • Requesting further information from us about our services.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also collect any details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

2. Ip Addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, your operating system and browser type. This is statistical data, collected for system administration and to collate aggregated information about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, it does not identify any individual.

3. Cookie Policy

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

This site uses cookies that are classed as essential. These are essential for certain parts of the site to operate, as well as to improve the user’s experience of it. These have already been set, so therefore if you choose to delete or block cookies from this site, be aware that parts of your site may not work.

The site may both now and in the future, use cookies for analytical purposes – such as Google Analytics. These help us to improve this website for its users to help us to deliver a better service.

By using this website, you consent to accepting cookies from the site. As outlined above, these cookies are:

A . Functionality purposes.
This helps us recognise you when you return to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences and settings.

B. Analytical/performance purposes
This allows us to recognise and calculate the number of visitors and to see how visitors navigate around the website when they are using it. Therefore helping us improve the way our website functionality for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily. For instance we may set up Google analytics on the site in order to track general site usage and monitor where the traffic has come from.

C. Sharing purposes
This allows you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Blocking cookies
Should you wish to block cookies, you can do this by activating the settings on your browser, which allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, you should be aware that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

All cookies expire after a period of 12 months. However, you can delete them before then, by modifying your browser accordingly. You can find out how to do this and more information at Please be aware that deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

4. Where We Store Your Personal Data

All information you provide to us is stored on a secure server. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; so any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent any unauthorised access.

5. Uses Made Of The Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes (eg subscribing to our newsletter)
  • To notify you about changes to our service and to respond to your enquiries.
  • To inform you of news relating to our business (eg our newsletter)

6. Disclosure Of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • Our employees and officers of any member of our charity, or any trading subsidiaries, as defined in the Charities Act 2006 and 2011.
  • On occasion we may share data with other charities and governing bodies in order to meet any particular service need you require, that we are unable to deliver. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your formal consent.
  • We may also share data with other charitable bodies for marketing purposes. We will not share your data for marketing purposes without your consent.

7. Your Rights

In order to provide you with the best possible service, our site contains links to and from other charitable bodies and partner networks.

If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

8. Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

9. Contact