Privacy and cookies

Who we are

Fostering Hope is a resource for parent-and-child foster carers and the social workers and other professionals who work with them. This website was created by Midwife Researcher Lucy November to share research and guidance in the field of parent-and-child foster care.

Our website address is: https://fosteringhope.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies
The Fostering Hope website uses cookies to store information on your computer. We use these to help us provide you with the best experience on our site.

For more information on cookies, please see https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

Google Analytics
When someone visits our websites we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can learn more about Google Analytics https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en or opt out if you wish.

Facebook and Twitter
The social media functions on our site, such as Facebook’s Like button, are implemented by embedding code provided and controlled by the relevant network. To provide functionality, they may set third-party cookies which allow them to, for example, show if your friends have liked a page as well. We do not have any access to any information from these third-parties, nor can we control how they use it.

YouTube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Your rights

Under the GDPR, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you. Briefly, you have the right to: access, rectification and erasure of your personal data; and object and restrict processing, data portability, and rights about automated decision making (where this applies).

You can read more about these rights here: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/is-my-information-being-handled-correctly/

Please contact us if you have a query about the way we process your personal information lucy@fosteringhope.co.uk

Changes to this privacy notice

We review our privacy policy regularly. It was last updated on 19 July 2019. We will publish any changes to this privacy notice on our website.

How to contact us

If you want to contact us about this privacy notice, please email lucy@fosteringhope.co.uk