Your privacy is very important to us and we ensure that personal information held by us is held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations (after May 2018).

This policy outlines what information we collect from, our Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Database and how we use this information.


What we collect

As with most websites, the site maintains a log of activity.  Your IP address will be recorded, along with other information which may or may not be supplied by your browser.  This includes the address of the site that referred you to the website, the type and version of the browser you are using, the operating system you use, and the screen resolution at which you viewed the site.


This information is used solely to help us improve our delivery of the services on our websites.


CVS Cheshire East's Website

Our website collects your name, email address and other information when:

  • you sign up your organisation for membership of CVS Cheshire East.  
  • you use the E-Bulletin/Voice/Network subscription forms.  This information will only be used to send you our regular e-bulletins and will not be shared with any third parties.
  • you use an online form to register for an event or training. Your name, address and further booking information can then be accessed by CVS Cheshire East staff and stored on our database as part of the booking process or service. This information may be shared with a third party if we are required to due to funding.  If sharing your data is requiredthis will be made clear on the booking form. 
  • you register as a volunteer on our site and/or apply for volunteer opportunities.  Your name, address and further details provided can be accessed by CVS Cheshire East and stored on our database.  This information will be provided to host organisation when you apply for a volunteer opportunity. 


CVS Cheshire East's Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Directory

Personal and organisational details gathered when you sign up to our public Directory will be shared as per the permission you gave at the time of submission.  

All public information is made available via the CVS Cheshire East Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Directory.  Any private names and contact details you have provided will only be available to CVS Cheshire East staff. This information will be used to support, develop and promote Voluntary Sector services within Cheshire East.


CVS Cheshire East's Database

CVS Cheshire East stores personal and organisational details that it collects through the website and through our interactions in carrying out our service.  We hold this data and process this for the legitimate interests of the charity. 


We need to process this data as part of the delivery of our service to enable us to monitor the activities that we are underaking with the person and the organisation they have a relationship with.   This enables us to monitor what types of support service we are carrying out and enables us to monitor the performance of the service and provide overarching reports to funders. 
We hold your contact information in order to maintain contact with you to provide the advice and support that you require. 
Removing your Data

CVS Cheshire East will always respond to requests to remove an individual from a mailing list and will cease all contact where requested.  We will respond to individual requests to remove all your personal data, however due to legal contractural reasons we may not always be able to remove your data entirely from our system.  We will inform you in our response if this is the case. 



When you visit our websites, the pages you view, along with small text files called ‘cookies', are downloaded onto your computer.

Each time you visit the website your computer will download a session cookie.  This cookie only remains on your computer until you close your browser.  This cookie is not used to identify you personally in any way.  We use session cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use the site.  This information helps us improve the sites structure and functionality.


Your computer will also download a persistent cookie when you first visit the site.  These remain in your browsers cookie store between browsing sessions.  Persistent cookies allow us to recognise repeat visitors to the site.  Persistent cookies are also used to allow registered users to use the site without logging in on every visit.

You may opt to view the site without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings.  See your browser's 'Help' menu for information on how to do this.  If you disable cookies some functions of the site may no longer work correctly.

For more information on this privacy policy or to request a copy of the information we hold about you, please contact us at