Privacy and Cookies

Website Privacy Statement

This statement covers the services provided by the Equality and Human Rights Commission website. This policy does not cover any external websites which may be reached from links within this site. You should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information.

This website does not automatically store or capture personal information, but merely logs your IP address, which is automatically recognised by the web server.

We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site. The system will record your email address, and other information if volunteered by you to us, for example, on the Contact us form, newsletter/email alert subscriptions and in the online forums. Any such information will be stored in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may be used to respond to your query or to notify you about updates to this website.

Amendments to the privacy statement

If this privacy statement changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. By reviewing this page it ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Data Protection Act Policy

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of information relating to individuals. This includes the obtaining, holding, using or disclosing of such information, and covers computerised records as well as manual filing systems and card indexes. The Commission will hold the minimum personal information necessary to enable it to perform its functions. All such information is confidential and needs to be treated with care, to comply with the law.

If you would like us to supply you with a copy of any personal data which we hold about you, please complete the Subject Data Access Request Form. You are entitled to receive this information under the Data Protection Act 1998 ('the Act').

Please e-mail your completed form and appropriate identification to dp@equalityhumanrights.com, or post it to:

Correspondence Unit
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Arndale House
The Arndale Centre
Manchester
M4 3AQ

We will endeavour to respond promptly and in any event within 40 days after the date of the latest of the following:

  1. Our receipt of your subject access request and identification; or
  2. Our receipt of any further information which we request from you, as required by us to enable us to comply with your subject access request together with the relevant fee.

This site uses cookies to measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs. These cookies are not used to identify you personally.

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

the pages you visit on this site
how long you spend on each page
how you got to the site
what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies. 

In addition, the website sets a cookie called 'has_js' to allow it to act appropriately depending on whether or not you have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Last Updated: 08 Dec 2014