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Protecting your privacy

VAS takes your privacy very importantly and ensures that any personal information is held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Should you be asked to provide certain information when using this website by which you can be identified, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with these guidelines.  We may change these guidelines from time to time as the website develops so please keep an eye on this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

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This website collects your name and email address when;

  • you log-in to the site in order to request e-communications, take part in online discussion forums, sign up for Job Alerts, or upload job vacancy details - this information will only be used to send you the requested e-communications or Job Alerts, and will not be shared with any third parties.
  • you book online for a VAS event or training course - your name, address and further booking information will be emailed to VAS and stored on the website as part of the booking process.
  • you complete our online general enquiry form.

This information is required to provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons;

  • internal record keeping
  • VAS may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information that may be of interest to you, using the email address which you have provided
  • from time to time, VAS may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.

Any personal details obtained through using this website will not be passed on to any third parties without your prior permission, unless VAS is required to do so by law.

Cookies

As with most websites, this website uses cookies to help provide you with a better online service. A cookie in no way gives VAS access to your computer or any information about you (other than the data you choose to share), and is used solely to help VAS improve the delivery of services on this website.

Cookies help VAS to;

  • provide you with the best possible service via this website
  • improve the speed/security of this site
  • remember your settings during and between your visits to this site, saving you time
  • gather anonymous web visitor statistics to help improve this website.

Each time you visit the website your computer (or mobile phone) will download a session cookie. This cookie only remains on your computer until you close your browser and is not used to identify you personally in any way.

This site uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used for statistical analysis purposes, and the data is removed from the system afterwards.

Your computer will also download a persistent cookie when you first visit the site. These remain in your browsers cookie store between browsing sessions, and allows VAS to recognise repeat visitors to the site for statistical analysis purposes.  Your IP address will be recorded, along with other information (which may or may not be supplied by your browser), including the address of the site that referred you to this website, and the type and version of the browser you are using.

VAS does not use cookies to;

  • collect personally identifiable information (without your prior permission)
  • collect any sensitive information (without your prior permission)
  • pass data to advertising networks, or third parties.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can opt to view the site without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings. See your browser's 'Help' menu for information on how to do this.

Please note, if you disable cookies, some functions of this website may no longer work correctly and it will prevent you from taking full advantage of the features of this website.

Want more information?

If you would like more information about VAS’s privacy policy, or the use of cookies on this website, please email info@vas.org.uk or call 0114 253 6600.