What is a Privacy Statement?

Your privacy is of utmost importance to the Essex Carers Network, and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data.

A privacy policy is a statement that discloses some, or all, of the ways a website collects, uses, discloses, and manages the data of its visitors and customers. It fulfils a legal requirement to protect your privacy.

References to “we”, “us”, “you” or “our” in this Privacy Statement are references to Essex Carers Network, a community interest company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, registered company number: 07517900.

Information about you

We will collect personal information from you when you or your organisation enquire about our activities, register as a member with us or subscribe to one of our services. This may include your name, title, email address, physical address, telephone numbers and job title. We may also ask for some additional, anonymised information.

In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

How we use this information

Your personal information will only be used to process your requests, to provide you with our services, and to provide you with information relating to our services and all other services which we think you may be interested in.

We will only share your information with other organisations if you have given us permission to do so.

Our company is hosted on the wordpress platform. Your data may be stored through wordpress.org’s data storage, databases and the general wordpress.org applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.


We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.

Communications in connection with our service may be sent by e-mail. For ease of use and compatibility, communications (other than payments where applicable) will not be sent in an encrypted form unless you require it and provide the certification to enable us to communicate with you in that way. E-mail unless encrypted is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effects, we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free.

Cookies (website)

If cookies are used, they will only be used to assist the purposes set out in this privacy statement, but cookies will not be used if we do not consider them to be necessary.

Other information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at info@essexcarersnetwork.co.uk or send us mail to: Essex Carers Network, Unit 4, Harwich Enterprise Centre, Tyler Street, Harwich, Essex. CO12 4PH.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

Links within our sites to other websites are not covered by this policy.