Privacy Policy and Cookies


Hearts & Minds Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy. You can browse our website without disclosing any personal information, however if you register for our mailing list, email bulletins or provide personal data in any other form, we will only process your personal data in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Security

All information is received by us and retrieved using secure technology. In order to provide a safe and secure environment for your personal information we use up to date technology with a view to protecting that information against loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration. We only allow authorised personnel access to personal information you provide.


Email and Postal Mailing List

If you sign up for mailings, we will use your personal information to keep you informed about events and news that we think will be of interest to you. If you have chosen to receive them, we will also use your information to provide you with email bulletins and other email alerts letting you stay up-to-date with relevant information.


Copyright

All rights reserved; no part of this website, including information images, photos, logos and names can be republished, posted, broadcast in any form whatsoever without prior written permission from Hearts & Minds.


Third party sites

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please be notified that Hearts & Minds Ltd cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage all visitors to be aware and read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.


Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information a user supplies themselves. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies, however, enhance our web site performance in a number of ways including providing a secure way for us to verify your identity during your visit to our website and personalising your experience on our site making it more convenient for you. Hearts & Minds therefore uses cookie technology to track or record information about visitors to our site. These cookies are ‘session specific’ and are not used to record personal information or to associate personal information. Your privacy and security are not compromised when you accept a cookie from our website. You can refuse cookies by turning them off on your web browser and you can use the site successfully without having cookies turned on


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.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Cookie Use
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

By disclosing your personal information to us using this website or over the telephone, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by Hearts & Minds in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. Should you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or the ways in which we process your personal data, please contact us.

Terms & Conditions

1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings: Content – means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site. Hearts & Minds – means Hearts & Minds Ltd (The Canon Mill, 1-3 Canon Street, Edinburgh. EH3 5HE) Service – means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Hearts & Minds makes available through the Web Site either currently or in the future. System – means any online communications infrastructure that Hearts & Minds makes available through the Web Site either currently or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links. User / Users – means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by Hearts & Minds and acting in the course of their employment. Web Site – means the website that you are currently using (www.heartsminds.org.uk) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. Intellectual Property
Subject to the exceptions in Clause 3 of these Terms and Conditions, all Content included on the Web Site, unless uploaded by Users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of Hearts & Minds, our affiliates or other relevant third parties. You may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use material from the Web Site unless otherwise expressly indicated on the Web Site or unless given express written permission to do so by Hearts & Minds.

3. Third Party Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all Intellectual Property rights including, but not limited to, Copyright and Trademarks, in product images and descriptions belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable. You may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use such material unless otherwise indicated on the Web Site or unless given express written permission to do so by the relevant manufacturer or supplier.

4. Links to Other Web Sites
This Web Site may contain links to other sites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of Hearts & Minds or that of our affiliates. We assume no responsibility for the content of such web sites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Web Site does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

5. Links to this Web Site
Those wishing to place a link to this Web Site on other sites may do so only to the home page of the site www.heartsminds.org.uk without prior permission. Deep linking (i.e. links to specific pages within the site) requires the express permission of Hearts & Minds.

6. Privacy
Use of the Web Site is also governed by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these terms and conditions by this reference and can be accessed elsewhere on the site

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7. Disclaimers
7.1 Hearts & Minds makes no warranty or representation that the Web Site will meet your requirements, that it will be of satisfactory quality, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate. We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of our Services.
7.2 No part of this Web Site is intended to constitute advice and the Content of this Web Site should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.
7.3 No part of this Web Site is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance. No goods and / or services are sold through this Web Site and product and / or service details are provided for information purposes only.
7.4 Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all graphical representations of products and / or descriptions of services available from Hearts & Minds correspond to the actual products and / or services, Hearts & Minds is not responsible for any variations from these descriptions.

8. Availability of the Web Site
The Service is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We give no warranty that the Service will be free of defects and / or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by the law we provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality. Hearts & Minds accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Web Site resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will Hearts & Minds be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to this website. Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this website and/or information is to stop using the site and the information. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Hearts & Minds accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Web Site or any information contained therein. Users should be aware that they use the Web Site and its Content at their own risk.

9. No Waiver
In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

10. Previous Terms and Conditions
In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any prior versions thereof, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

11. Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Any disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

12. General
Hearts & Minds Ltd is company registered in Scotland (No.178916) and is a registered charity (SC027040). Registered office: Edinburgh Quay, 133 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. EH3 9AG

If you have any concerns about the Hearts & Minds website, please contact: info@heartsminds.org.uk