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OUR PLEDGE TO YOU ON CONFIDENTIALITY

Young People's Confidentiality - We won't tell anyone you've been to see us and we won't pass on your details to anyone UNLESS we think you are being seriously hurt, or at risk of being hurt, or harming someone else, but we will talk to you about this first.
 
YOUR PRIVACY

BeSavvy.org.uk is committed to supporting the best standards of practice in all its activities in relation to privacy and security. Visitors to this site can be assured that the protection of privacy and confidentiality are given the highest priority. All personal information is collected, held and used in strict compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
 
information collected
 
BeSavvy.org.uk does not collect any personal information from visitors to its website other than information that is knowingly and voluntarily given. All information, including anonymous, is collected - such as the number of visitors to the website in a given period, but it is purely statistical and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Cookies are not used to collect any other information from visitors to the website (also see cookies).
 
information security and quality
 
We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented appropriate technical and managerial procedures to maintain information that is accurate, current, and complete. There are AMEND facilities available to users to correct personal information inaccuracies. BeSavvy.org.uk takes appropriate measures to safeguard the information it holds from unauthorised access or improper use. Specifically, all personal information on its database is stored in an encrypted form. BeSavvy.org.uk has a strict internal security policy with which members of staff must comply as a condition of employment and no external access to the system is permitted. BeSavvy.org.uk continually reviews and up-dates its security procedures as new technologies become available and new activities are introduced.
 
downloads
 
BeSavvy.org.uk obligations with respect to downloading materials are such that every effort is made to ensure that files are virus free. Where possible and practicable we use Acrobat PDF file formats to avoid large file sizes and macro viruses. Files downloaded are done so at the users own risk.
 
 

HOW TO PREVENT SOMEONE FINDING OUT YOU HAVE USED THIS WEBSITE

If you're using a computer that other people could have access to, you may want to make sure that no one can find out which websites you have visited. There are several steps you can take:
 
How to clear browser history in Internet Explorer
 
Your browser will store links to all the sites you've visited in your browser history. In order to protect your privacy and make sure other people cannot see your history you need to clear it within your browser.
 
  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Select Internet options in the dropdown and a box will appear offering you several choices, you will already be in the General section and that's where you want to be
  3. In the section marked History click on the Clear History button
  4. A box will pop up, asking you if you want to delete all items in your history, Click Yes
  5. Click OK to close the Internet Options box.

How to clear cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored on your browser and hard drive that uniquely identifies your browser. Brook uses cookies to record certain statistical information about the way the site is used. None of this information is matched to particular users or individual IP addresses.

 
To clear your cookies in Windows Explorer:
 
  • Open your start menu and select search/find files
  • Type 'cookie' into the search box and make sure you are searching in folders and files
  • Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
  • Activate the search by clicking on the search button
  • Open each of the folders found by double clicking on them
  • Select the cookie files (text files) you want to delete
  • Hit the delete button on your keyboard.

Or to clear your cookies in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Select Internet options in the dropdown and a box will appear offering you several choices, you will already be in the General section and that's where you want to be
  3. In the section marked Temporary Internet Files click on the Delete files button.
  4. A box will pop up, tick the Delete all offline content option and then click OK
  5. Click OK to close the Internet Options box.
 
You should exit your browser and restart your computer after completing either of these procedures.
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