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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We at The Sleep Council guarantee our commitment to respecting and protecting your online privacy. This includes your need and your right to know what we do with the personal information you share with us. It also guides our company’s policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes. “The Sleep Council”: refers to the web pages. By accessing this website you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy. In return, The Sleep Council gives the commitment that we will use the personal data you provide only in ways that are compatible with the following Privacy Policy.

Cookies

We use a number of different cookies on this website. For detailed cookie information please see our cookie policy.

Log File Analytics & Google Analytics

Our web server records IP addresses and writes these to log files that allow us to analyse visitor numbers on this website, track user’s movement around the website and from page to page, we use this information see how visitors use and interact with our website.

Google Analytics is implemented on this website and collects various data points from visitors to the website. IP Addresses are used to distinguish visitor numbers to the website. Google Analytics will record the country you access this website from using your IP Address. Data gathered by Google Analytics allows us to analyse visitor numbers on this website, track user’s movement around the website and from page to page, we use this information see how visitors use and interact with our website. Google Analytics data is stored for a period of 26 months which allows us to build a year upon year picture of visitor numbers to our website.

Data gathered by Google Analytics may be stored outside of the European Union in line with its undertakings through the EU-US Privacy Shield Program. Further information can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks?hl=en&gl=de

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en-GB

Contact Form Submissions

If you submit an enquiry through our contact form, that enquiry will be emailed to a mailbox monitored by employees of The Sleep Council, the email is then stored securely on our email server which enables us to respond to your enquiry.

Your enquiry or support request may be forwarded to one or multiple mailboxes within The Sleep Council to ensure it is dealt with and acted upon by the appropriate person.

30 Day Plan Submissions

The 30 day plan does not collect personally identifiable data such as name, age email address or IP Address.

Submissions via our 30 day plan questionnaire are stored for a period of 14 days before being deleted.

Security & Anti Spam System

We use a website security and anti spam system that monitors IP Addresses connecting to the website for malicious activity such as unauthorised access to the website admin area or sending spam via or contact forms.

Website Backups

This website is backed up on a regular basis for security and disaster recovery purposes. The backups are stored securely with Dropbox. Dropbox may store these backups outside of the European Union in line with its undertakings through the EU-US Privacy Shield Program. Further information can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/privacy

Website backups will be stored for a maximum of 30 days before being deleted.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that The Sleep Council is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – 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.

The cookies we set are all non-essential cookies that are used to collect information for making reports about how people use our website and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

Our learning portal sets essential cookies used to establish a user session as you log in and complete our online training courses.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. We currently place these cookies using Implied Consent – if you are not happy with the usage of cookies on this website, then you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by our website directly.

Blog Comments

These cookies are set purely as a convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment.

Cookie Name: comment_author_{hash} – Expires after 1 year.

Cookie Name: comment_author_email_{hash} – Expires after 1 year.

Cookie Name: comment_author_url_{hash} – Expires after 1 year.

Cookie Consent

Cookie Name: catAccCookies – Expires after 1 month – This cookie is used to remember your cookie preference if you visit the website multiple times within 1 month.

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics

Cookie Name: _ga – Expires after 2 years – This cookie is used to distinguish users.

Cookie Name: _gid – Expires after 24 hours – This cookie is used to distinguish users.

Cookie Name: _gat_gtag – Expires after 1 minute – This cookie is used to throttle request rate.

External Websites

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that The Sleep Council is not responsible for the cookie policies of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the cookie policies of each and every web site that they visit. This cookie policy applies solely to this Web site.

Your Data

You have the right to access, update and delete your personal information.

You retain all rights to your personal information and data and can access it at anytime. The Sleep Council will take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal information.

If you would like to access your personal data or know what data The Sleep Council holds about you, please contact us using the details below:

Email: info@sleepcouncil.org.uk

Write to us at:
The Sleep Council,
High Corn Mill,
Chapel Hill,
Skipton,
North Yorkshire BD23 1NL

We aim to acknowledge data access requests within five working days of receipt. We aim to fully respond to access requests within 30 days.

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