Privacy Policy


At Dyslexia Lincs we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site.

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

1. General statement

1.1. We fully respect your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission.

1.2. Any personal information, which you volunteer to us, will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

2. Collection and use of personal information

2.1. We do not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer [for example through the use of our forums or bulletin boards, by e-mailing us or by using our online feedback form]. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by us only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.

3. Collection and use of technical information

3.1. This website does not use cookies, apart from temporary “session” cookies which enable a visitor’s web browser to remember which pages on this website have already been visited. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

3.2. Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

  • The IP address of the visitor’s web server;
  • The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net);
  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used;
  • Click stream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site [for example pages accessed and documents downloaded];
  • The type of web browser used by the website visitor.

3.3. We will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual.

3.4. It is our policy to never disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party [apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard], unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law.

3.5. The technical information will be used only by us, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

4. Definitions

In this Privacy Policy:

4.1 ‘our site’ means our presence on the Internet;

4.2 ‘our’, ‘we’ and ‘us’ means Dyslexia Lincs operating on behalf of itself and any partner organisations.

Dyslexia Lincs can be contacted at admin@dyslexialincs.org.uk.

Glossary of technical terms used:

Web browser
The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, etc.

IP address
The identifying details for your computer [or your internet company’s computer], expressed in “internet protocol” code [for example 192.168.72.34]. Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.  Please also refer to our Cookie Policy.