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Data protection
Information provided by you will be used by the TUC for the effective administration of this site and to record user patterns. We will not disclose any details to any third party, except to any service provider managing or administering the site on the TUC’s behalf. We may contact you with details of TUC initiatives, services and products but will never pass your e-mail address or other details to another organisation, other than our service providers for management and administration purposes.

TUC cookies
You should be aware that when you use our website we may collect information by using ‘cookies’. We aim to answer some important questions about how we can collect, use and protect your personal details in our Cookie Policy, below.

Privacy statement
This section sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Internet and the World Wide Web by TUC.org.uk. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at alerts@tuc.org.uk.

1. Information collected. We collect personal information from visitors to this web site every time you e-mail us your details. Our web logs collect additional information automatically about your visit to our web site, such as time of visit, pages read and your IP address.

2. Use of personal information. We process personal information collected via this web site for the purposes of (a) maintaining information as a reference tool or general resource, and (b) carrying out research (e.g. scientific, social, economic and market research).

3. Other web sites. Our web site may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

4. Access rights. You have a right to access the personal data held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LQ.

We do our best to make sure information on this site is accurate and up to date, but we cannot take any responsibility for any loss arising out of use of the information on this site. In particular our advice on employment law can only provide a general overview. You should not rely on it applying in your own circumstances and should always take further advice.

Cookie policy

A cookie is a small file that we put on your computer or handheld device, to help us distinguish you from other users of the site, and learn how we can make improvements. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. By using and browsing our website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

Session cookies enable you to carry out some essential functions on our site, such as maintaining log in details for the session or filling in a form. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the Internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.

Google Analytics tracking cookies enable us to recognise visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our site.

Some third party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages and relate to the ability of users to share content on this site. These cookies are not in our control, for example, Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, YouTube and Vzaar.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, all modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org.

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