The Holocaust Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This policy explains how the Trust makes use of and protects the information you give when using this website. If you are asked to provide information whilst using the website, it will only be used in the ways described in this policy.
How we collect information
We only collect personal information when you give it to us. For example, when you register for the Lessons from Auschwitz Project or the Teaching Resources section of the website, order a product from our online shop, or donate to us. We may also collect information about your usage of the website using cookies (see below) but this is anonymous.
What information we collect
We may collect the following information when you fill in forms on the site:
- Name and job title.
- Contact information, including home address, postcode and email address.
- Only if registering for Lessons from Auschwitz: date of birth, passport details.
- Only if purchasing items or making a donation: bank card details.
- which pages you visit;
- the amount of time you spend on the site or a particular page;
- whether or not you have visited the site before;
- how you came to our website – for example, through an email link or a search engine;
- the type of computer, browser, network location and internet connection you use.
How we use this information
We may use this data for the following reasons:
- For our own internal records.
- To monitor website usage.
- To send registered users emails about our resources, programmes and events.
- To fulfil orders for tickets for events or to process any donations made to the Trust.
- To process applications for the Lessons from Auschwitz Project.
We are committed to ensuring that your data is held securely. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures. We store your data on our secure servers based in the UK.
Cookies and how we use them
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive which enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages.
- To monitor how visitors are using the website. We use Google Analytics to learn information about our users, such as which country they live in and which pages are most read and how long they are read for. This enables us to improve our website. It does not allow us to obtain personal information about visitors.
- To enable registered users’ browsers to remember their username and password for the Teaching Resources section of the site, should they wish them to do so.
- To remember search terms users have entered to make searching the website easier for them.
- To allow users to link to the site on social media.
- To collect any personally identifiable information, unless you have chosen to give it to us when registering for Lessons from Auschwitz or for the Teaching Resources section of the site.
- To pass any information to advertisers or any other third parties.