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Software and hosting of this website

This website is hosted and the software provided at no charge by Google.

Because the software is provided as a package and for free, people who set up blogs/websites using this software are limited in the extent to which they can add to or modify the functions of the site. This includes having no ability to add opt in/opt out facilities for blocking cookies.

Collection of data by this website
This website does not collect or store any personal information, except where anybody may fill in any contact form, or use in-built Google Sites features such as Comment boxes or Like and Share buttons at the bottom of posts and pages, to communicate with the website owner. Data supplied on any contact form is not stored in any other non-Google retrieval system and will never be sold or passed to third parties or used for marketing purposes, without further consent, but purely to maintain communication with the person who initiated the enquiry.

Analytical data on this site
This site is linked to Google Analytics which provides summary data about visitors. This data is purely presented as statistics and no individual can be identified, nor can data be cross-tabulated to create profiles of individuals.

This data is very useful for establishing the volume of people using the site, the most popular days of the week and the type of content people are most interested in, but as stated above, the data does not reveal any details about individuals and only gives summary data about the performance of the site.

Google Sites software does not enable the site owner to provide users with opt in/opt out facilities or to block data being used by Google Analytics at an individual level. Google may change the analytic tools available at any time.

Links to external websites
This site contains links to many external websites and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This site will never add links which are knowingly unsafe or malicious, however you should always check the cookies and privacy policies of external sites if you have any concerns. This site cannot be responsible for external content or sites. If you have any concerns there are some useful links at the bottom of this page which may help to answer your questions.

Useful information
Internet browser cookies —what they are and how to manage them (Direct.gov.uk)
Google policies and principles. As well as Google branded products, Google also owns YouTube.
Facebook Privacy policy
Twitter privacy policy
Allaboutcookies.org
Aboutcookies.org. Includes information on how to remove cookies from your browser.

Your own browser(s). Browsers usually include information under the help section about allowing and blocking cookies and private or 'incognito' browsing.

Paul Brayford on behalf of the trustees of CBA Yorkshire
26 July 2012
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