Privacy policy

This website has been developed by Alcohol Health Network, an independent social enterprise. 

Alcohol Health Network Ltd ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy - in short, we will never pass on your personal details to anyone.

Instead, we collect anonymised information and aggregate it - for example "100 men used the website aged 21-30". We pass this anonymised and aggregate information to Kingston Borough and Kingston University. This information is helpful to Kingston University in order to plan student health services in the future.

We never reveal your own personal information to anyone. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact Alcohol Health Network's Director, Don Shenker

donshenker@alcoholhealtnetwork.org.uk

Introduction

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Alcohol Health Network Ltd of 4-7 Clearwater House, Manchester Street, London W1U 3AE.

Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Don Shenker.

Information we may collect from you

To provide you with personalised information based on your drinking levels, we ask for your gender and age. At your own discretion you can also provide us with other personal information such as ethnicity.

In order to keep an on-going record of your drinking you will need to provide an email address as part of the registration process. Your email address will never be shared with anyone and will be destroyed if you do not log in after 3 months of last use. We may contact you to ask you if anything has changed and how you experienced using the site.

We will analyse the demographic data and average levels of drinking related to users of the site but this will be purely for statistical purposes and will never be linked or linkable to you personally.  We also collect information about which parts of the site are used and how many new visitors there are to the site but this is anonymous.

How will this information be used?

When you take an alcohol health review we will use this information to provide you with anonymous and confidential feedback on your drinking. This personal data will never be shared with anyone else.

We will provide Kingston University and Royal Borough Kingston with anonymised information on the proportion of people who used the site (ie x% of site users were men or women) and what the average drinking levels were (ie x% of men/women used the site; and average drinking levels were x units per week).  This will help Kingston to plan future health promotions effectively.

If you wish, you can give us your email address in order to access additional services we provide, such as to keep track of your drinking. If you do not provide us with your email address, we cannot and will not process any information which refers to you individually.

If you provide it to use, we may collect and process the following data about you. (Unless you provide us with your email address, all of the information will be anonymous and not able to identify you personally.

Information that you provide by interacting with the E-Drink Check Tool (our site).

This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, engaging with our service, posting material, submitting responses to questions or requesting further services. The types of information you might provide by means of our site include an email address, your gender, age, ethnicity, occupational status and levels of alcohol consumption.

If you contact us (including through our corporate website at www.alcoholhealthnetwork.org.uk), we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.

Sensitive personal data relating to your racial or ethnic origin, physical and mental health (including alcohol consumption levels). 

IP addresses

 We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to the organisation which promoted our site to you who (our customer). This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. 

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy. 

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. 

Uses made of the information

If you do not choose to provide us with your email address, we will not have any personal data about you to use in any way. If you choose to provide us with your email address, we will use that information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To carry out anonymous analysis of your alcohol consumption levels.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our site, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our site.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our customers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have used the site in the past week).

We may also use aggregated information about our users for the purposes of our own statistical analysis, which we may share with other people on an aggregated basis which does not identify you individually. 

Other People’s use of your information

To help us host and provide the site we use selected specific suppliers who employ appropriate data security measures. We will need to disclose your information to them, but this will be solely for the purposes of them helping us provide the services available by means of our site.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Alcohol Health Network Ltd, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. 

Other Sites

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. 

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. 

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Alcohol Health Network, 4th Floor, Willow House, 17-23 Willow Place, London SW1P 1JH.