Site notices and legal information
The content for this website is provided by Victim Suppport, a registered charity. Any questions or comments about this site and its contents should be sent to:Victim Support National Office
39 Brixton Road
London SW9 6DZ
tel: 020 7735 9166
fax: 020 7582 5712
As a registered charity, Victim Support operates within the regulatory framework set out by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Information about the Charity Commisssion is available from their website, www.charitycommission.org.uk.
Victim Support owns the copyright on all the material on this website, unless stated otherwise.
Unless otherwise stated, no part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any means, or used for any purpose other than private personal use, without the prior written consent of the copyright holder.
Victim Support will not release any personal data gathered via its website to any third party. We do not collect data on usage of this site by individuals or organisations beyond that needed to make sure that our computer systems, information systems and network infrastructure are operating efficiently. This data is not stored permanently. Neither do we store permanently any information relating to the usage of applications available via our websites beyond that required for legal purposes (for example details of any financial transactions). Any cookies or session information held on our server are used only for the duration of that session or application usage.
We do not store any details of credit cards used for purchasing items from our website or for making donations. This information is held by WorldPay, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, who process credit card payments of our behalf.
Users should be aware that Victim Support receives some personal information from the police to enable it to provide services to victims and witnesses. If you report certain crimes to the police, the police will pass your details on to Victim Support, unless you ask them not to. This happens in cases of burglary, theft (other than of or from cars), robbery, assault (other than domestic violence), harassment (including racial harassment), criminal damage against private property, and arson. If you do not want your name passed on as a victim of crime, tell the police officer dealing with your case.
If you have reported a sexual crime or domestic violence or if you have been bereaved by homicide, the police will ask you specifically if you wish to be referred to Victim Support. You will only be referred on with your agreement.
Victim Support is registered with the Information Commissioner as a Data Controller. Information about the work of the Information Commissioner is available from its website, www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk. This website also provides details of our entry in the Data Protection Registry.
A copy of the details of our entry in the Data Protection Register and Victim Support's Information security policy may be obtained by writing to the National Office at the address given above.
Users of this website should be aware that information and data transmitted using the internet is not necessarly private and may be read by others.
Although Victim Support takes great care in preparing and checking the content of its website, it cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage that may be attributable to this material.
Victim Support does not guarantee that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server on which it runs are free of viruses or bugs.
Victim Support takes no responsibility for the content of external internet sites. Links from this site are provided as an information service only.
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