Terms and Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern our relationship with you in relation to this website.

The terms VIEW or us or our or we refer to the owner of the website who may be contacted using the ‘contact us’ form on the website or in writing at the address below.
The terms you or your refer to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms:

1.0 General
1.1 The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
1.2 Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
1.3 Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
1.4 This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
1.5 All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
1.6 Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
1.7 From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
1.8 Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

2.0 Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website.
2.1 We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then we will only use it in accordance with this privacy statement.
2.2 We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
2.3 Purpose of processing the Information we hold
2.3.1 The purpose of VIEW holding and using the information we retain is to service your membership, and where you attend a professional development event, send you related information. You can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information.
2.4 What we collect
The lawful basis under which we collect, hold and use your information is “our legitimate interests” i.e .our requirement to retain the information you provide to us in order to provide you with the best possible membership related information and professional development services.
2.4.1 We collect details of attempts to log on to the website, including the IP address of the computer from which the attempt was made.
2.4.2 We ask visitors who sign up for membership of VIEW to provide a username and email address and to give explicit consent that we may use their information to process and support their membership.
2.4.3 In order to provide our range of membership services, we need to ask for and keep information about you. We will not use this information for any other purpose (except as required for legal purposes) without your prior consent.

The information held is:
• Your Name and Email address – used by VIEW to service your membership.
• Your postal address (if you have chosen to supply it) – used by VIEW to send course DVDs and other printed materials on your request, and hard copy course certificates of completion.
• Your job title/status as a vision impairment education professional (used by VIEW to authorise membership eligibility)
• The subscription status of your membership of VIEW (used by VIEW to authorise member discounts on products and services).
• Record of any contact with you.

We may retain this information in respect of non-members, in case of:
• A lapsed member who may wish to re-join at a later date.

2.5 We use the information we gather:
• For internal record keeping.
• To improve our services.
• To block malicious activity.
• In order to provide you with the best possible membership related information and professional development services.

2.6 How Long we keep your information for
The criteria used for determining the retention period is as follows:
1. For current members: we keep all information while membership is current in line with our legitimate interest above.
2. For lapsed former members: we keep information for six months to enable us to:
(a) issue a speedy response in case you wish to re-apply for membership at a later date

3.0 Security
3.1 We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

4.0 How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

5.0 Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

6.0 Controlling your personal information

6.1 We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.
6.2 You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact the Data Controller using the ‘contact us’ form on the website..
6.3 If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible, using the contact form or in writing at the address below. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
6.4 If you require it, we will erase all personal information which we hold about you. Please contact us using the contact form or in writing at the address below to request this.

7.0 Copyright
7.1 This website and its content is copyright of VIEW – ©VIEW 2007-2018 – or original authors. All rights reserved.
7.2 Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
• You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only;
• You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.
7.3 You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

If you have any questions about these Terms, please email: development@viewweb.org.uk