Effective Date: June 1st 2011
We are committed to protecting the personal information that you provide, and recognise the importance of being clear about how we intend to use it.
This website is published and moderated by Anchor Trust, who are acting as Data Controller.
Anchor Trust's registered address is:
2nd Floor, Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9ES.
Registered Charity No. 1052183 (England and Wales)
Company No. 3147851
Housing Association No. LH4095
This campaign website is hosted by Ning, Inc.
Ning is an online service provider that provides a set of services and technology applications that enable users to create their own Networks utilising Ning technology platform (the “Ning Platform”). Anchor publishes and moderates this network on the Ning Platform and is involved in the decisions relating to the focus of this network and the content uploaded and published to this network using the Ning Platform.
Ning’s registered address is:
285 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States of America
Attn: Privacy Matters
Ning complies with the EU Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union. Information regarding the E.U. Safe Harbor Framework can be found at http://export.gov/safeharbor.
1. How the Ning Platform Operates
The Ning Platform enables Users to create, join or browse social networks. Users who join this Network are “Members” of this Network.
2. Collection of Personal Information
We use the Ning Platform to collect, use, and retain all information, including Personal Information and Network Data, that is disclosed and uploaded by Members in connection with their use of this Network. “Network Data” means all data collected from a Network or Member and includes registration information, profile data, answers to Network profile questions, all Content and other information contributed by Members, and statistical information and analytics relating to usage and interactions within the Network. When a User signs up to become a member of a Network, he or she is providing Personal Information to us and we will have access to all Personal Information and Network Data associated with this Network. In addition, we have the ability to reset Member passwords in the event that a Member loses or can’t remember it.
3. Passive Data Collection
Like most web-based services, Ning automatically receives and records information on Ning server logs from your browser when you use the Ning Platform. Ning may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs (also known as “web beacons”), and “cookies” to collect this information. The information that Nings collects with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, Ning cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Ning Platform, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to the Ning Platform).
A third-party research company, Full Circle Studies (ScorecardResearch) uses web beacons and cookies to collect information about your use of Ning. The web beacon and cookie used by ScorecardResearch is unable to identify the user visiting a page, and there is no personally identifiable data transmitted by, or linked to, the web beacon or cookies. You can learn more about ScorecardResearch’s privacy practices, and may opt-out from its browser-level tracking, here. We also use the web analytic services of Google Analytics which passively collects information about your use of the website. We use information collected by passive means in aggregated or other non-personally identifiable forms.
Cookies we use
A full list of the cookies Ning currently use, along with a short description of their respective functions, can be found below:
|Share This cookie||__unam||This cookie is set by the third-party Share This service, which makes it easy to share content. The cookie tracks click-stream activity. This cookie expires after 6 months.|
|Migration dialog dismissed cookie||_mLdK 2||This cookie records the number of times that the user closed the dialog box showing payment options. This is shown only on very old networks. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Google Analytics cookies||_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz||These cookies, from Google Analytics, gather data about how visitors use the network. This information is used to improve the network. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Authentication-type cookie||auth-type 1||This cookie remembers the name of the third-party provider that the user used to sign in, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google. The next time they sign in, this provider is presented to them as their initial choice. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Authentication-username cookie||auth-user-name 1||This cookie remembers the username for the third-party provider that the user used to sign in. The sign-in page will greet them using this name. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Performance logger cookie||bzplcm||This cookie records the current time. It is used to measure page-load speed, for performance analysis. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Chat local-storage update cookie||chatWriteTimestamp||This cookie stores the time of the last write to browser local storage. It is used to keep browser tabs in sync, when chat is open in multiple browser tabs. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Convertro Analytics cookies||cvo_sid1, cvo_tid1||These cookies, from Convertro Analytics, gather data about how visitors use the network. This information is used to improve the network.|
|Gift message cookie||giftMessage||This cookie is temporary storage for a message that the user sent with their gift. This cookie expires after 10 seconds.|
|Invite tab cookie||inviteTab 2||This cookie stores the user's preference for the currently selected tab on the Invitations page. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Last visit cookie||lastVisit 1||This cookie stores the time of the user's last visit to the site. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Like cookie||like 2||This cookie is temporary storage for data that identifies what the user is liking. It is stored in the cookie temporarily if the user is signed out and needs to go to the sign-in page. After the user signs in, we read the cookie and complete the like action. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Mobile header size cookie||mobile-h1-size||This cookie stores the optimum font size for the header on mobile pages. This cookie expires after 3 years.|
|Mobile v2 redirection override cookie||mobileRedirectsEnabled 1||This cookie records whether the user has chosen to view desktop pages instead of mobile v2 pages, even when browsing using a mobile device. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Commission Junction cookie||ning_cj||This cookie indicates that the network creator was referred to Ning via Commission Junction. This cookie expires after 2 months.|
|First touch cookie||ning_ft||This cookie contains a copy of the information in one of the Google Analytics cookies (_utmz). It contains information about how the network creator arrived at Ning (e.g., via a search engine). This cookie expires after 4 months.|
|Ning session cookie||ning_session||This cookie identifies page views belonging to the same session. This "session ID" is logged and is used for debugging purposes. This cookie expires after 1 hour.|
|Ning visitor cookie||ning_visitor||This cookie identifies page views belonging to the same web browser. This "visitor cookie" is logged and is used for debugging purposes.|
|Chat sound lock cookie||soundLockTimestamp||This cookie stores the current time every couple of seconds. It is used to ensure that, when chat is open in multiple tabs, only one of the tabs will make a sound when a new chat message comes in. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Media uploader cookie||using_bulk_uploader_...||This cookie stores the user's preference for whether to upload files using the simple uploader or the Flash uploader.|
|Chat volume cookie||volumeSetting||This cookie stores the user's preference for the volume level for chat. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Cookies-enabled test cookie||xg_cookie_check||This cookie is used to test whether the browser accepts cookies. It is used on the sign-in and sign-up pages. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|External profile cookie||xg_ep||This cookie stores data from a sign-up provider (e.g., Facebook) which is then used to prepopulate some fields on our sign-up form. This cookie expires after 1 day.|
|External profile initialization vector cookie||xg_ep_iv||This cookie contains data that is used to decrypt the external profile cookie. This cookie expires after 1 day.|
|Paid access signup cookie||xg_pas||This cookie indicates that the user is in the middle of signing up, and heading to PayPal. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Paywall email sent cookie||xg_paywallContact||This cookie indicates that the user just sent an email to the network administrators with a question about paywall membership. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Combined persistent cookie||xg_pc||This cookie is a combination of other cookie values that need to remain after the user's browser is closed. The values are documented in this table. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Sign-in-problem email sent cookie||xg_psi||This cookie indicates that the user just sent an email reporting that they had a problem signing in. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Mobile v1 redirection override cookie||xg_redirect_override||This cookie records whether the user has chosen to view desktop pages instead of mobile v1 pages, even when browsing using a mobile device. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Combined session cookie||xg_sc||This cookie is a combination of other cookie values that are automatically cleared after the user's browser is closed. The values are documented in this table. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Gift cookie||xg_sgi||This cookie temporarily stores information about a gift that the user is purchasing from the site. It is used for the success message shown after the purchase. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Profile attribute cookie||xg_sip||This cookie is a temporary storage for data from the sign-up form. This cookie expires after 1 day.|
|Profile attribute initialization vector cookie||xg_sip_iv||This cookie contains data that is used to decrypt the profile attribute cookie. This cookie expires after 1 day.|
|Sign-up cookie||xg_su||This cookie indicates that the user successfully completed the sign-up form. This cookie expires after 1 day.|
|Sign-up initialization vector cookie||xg_su_iv||This cookie contains data that is used to decrypt the sign-up cookie. This cookie expires after 1 day.|
|Tweet cookie||xg_tw||This cookie is temporary storage for the user's Twitter tweet while they go off to twitter.com to authorize that this network can post the tweet for them. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|User info cookie||xgdi||This cookie contains basic user demographic information. This cookie expires after 1 year.|
|Sign-out cookie||xgl||This cookie indicates that the user just signed out. It is used to display a message to the user after they sign out. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.|
|Page-size cookie||xn_approval_page_size||This cookie stores the user's preference for number of items per page on pages in which they approve or reject moderated content.|
|Ning ID cookie||xn_id_||This cookie is set during sign-in, and serves as your identity on the network, and indicates that you are signed in. This cookie expires after 30 days.|
|Flow-tracking cookie||xn_track||This cookie records completed and incomplete attempts at going through a sequence of pages (a "flow"), to help us to improve the pages. This cookie expires after 30 minutes.|
4. Third Party Advertisers
We do not use this network for advertising purposes and therefore we do not provide your Personal Information to any third-party ad servers or ad or use your Personal Information for marketing purposes.
5. When we Disclose Personal Information
We may disclose Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent violation of our or Ning’s Terms of Service; take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of Anchor, any individual, or the general public; protect ourselves and Ning services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.
Ning use industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal Information under Ning control. Although Ning make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while Ning work hard to ensure the integrity and security of Ning network and systems, we cannot guarantee that Ning security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information. We do not assume any liability to third parties whose information you include in your profile, or which you post or transmit in any Content on this Network. To help maintain the security of your account credentials, please keep your password secure.
If we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Ning Platform or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Ning Platform. If a security systems breach occurs, we may post a notice on Ning homepage, or elsewhere on the Ning Platform and may send email to you at the email address you have provided to us.
We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personal Information through this Platform represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that Personal Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through this Platform, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted.
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a Member, please contact us at email@example.com have that child’s account terminated and information deleted.
8. Your Choices
You may, at any time, update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information that you have provided to us by signing in to your profile on this Network and updating the Personal Information. Additionally, you may update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information within your My Pages.
Members may also, at any time, elect to leave a particular Network and delete their content on such Network by following the directions here. A Member may also request the deletion of any additional account information held by Ning relating to such Member by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the address set forth below in the “About Us” Section.
We will respond to any request made under this Section as soon as reasonably possible, but in any case, no later than 30 days following your request.
9. Privacy Settings
To further enhance privacy Members have their own individual privacy settings for certain categories of information, such as profile information, list of friends and content that you post. To adjust individual settings, sign-in and click on “Settings” in the right hand column. This will take you to a “My Settings” page, where you’ll find a “Privacy” link on the left hand side. You have the following individual privacy options:
Even if you’ve changed your privacy settings as described above, certain portions of your basic profile page (such as your name and profile photo), will always be visible to people who can access the Network. The remaining portion of your basic profile (such as gender, location and age/birthday), can be hidden or disabled by accessing the “Profile” section of your Settings page.
Regardless of the individual privacy settings selected by a Member, please note that we will still be able to view that Network’s profile pages, lists of friends and content in full.
10. Email Communications and Unsolicited Commercial Email
We may send you administrative messages, and updates regarding your account, the Ning Platform, and Ning services, by email. We may also send administrative messages. You can choose to opt-out of receiving notification messages from us by following the directions on the bottom of the email message you receive from us.
11. Third-Party Services
The Ning Platform, and Networks, may contain links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any Personal Information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services. We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with Personal Information.
We allow Members to use their account credentials from certain third-party services (such as Facebook and Yahoo!) to sign in or sign up this Network. As part of the sign-up process, the third party service will transmit certain information used to complete the new Member’s profile page, including name, email address and, where available, profile photo, birthdate, gender and location. Any of the transmitted profile information, except for email address, can be updated or changed during sign up. The email address can be changed after sign up.
We allow Members to share content via Facebook, Twitter and Share links. Members can share content or post status updates to their Facebook or Twitter accounts directly from this Network.
13. Contacting Us
Anchor Trust Registered Office:
2nd Floor, 25 Bedford Street,
LONDON WC2E 9ES
Registration: Registered Charity No. 1052183 (England and Wales) Company No. 3147851 Housing Association No. LH4095