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Privacy Notice


At Yorkshire Mentoring, we are committed to managing and safeguarding the information you give us when volunteering with us or visiting when you visit our website or contact us.


The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.  The data protection law states that we are allowed to use personal information only if we have a proper reason to do so. The law also states that we must have one or more of these reasons:

            •          To fulfil a contract we have with you, or

            •          When it is our legal duty, or

            •          When it is in our legitimate interest, or

            •          When you consent to it.


Here is a list of the ways in which we use your personal information if applying to volunteer or work with us.

  • To clarify and support your DBS application.

  • To appropriately match you with young people, avoiding extensive travel journey times

  • To use your email and phone number to discuss the volunteering you are undertaking with us at Yorkshire Mentoring.


Our reasons

  • Your consent

  • Our legitimate communication with you in relation to your volunteering


A legitimate communication is when we have a business use to contact you.

Our legitimate reasons include:

  • Keep our contact details of volunteers up to date

  • Seeking your consent when we need it

  • To distribute development opportunities to all our volunteers


Where we collect it from

  • Your initial email to us enquiring about volunteering.

  • Your completed application forms


This data includes 

  • Your Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Address

  • Contact information including email and telephone numbers


We will not share your personal information with any third-party organisation.


Want us to stop using your data:


If any of the following applies

  • Your contact information changes, i.e. email address change or mobile number change.

  • You inform us that you intend to stop volunteering with Yorkshire Mentoring.


Then please do contact us directly.

Visiting our website or contacting us.

If you contact us, 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 visit to our site including but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

Addresses and Cookies

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 our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern

  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize our site according to your individual interests

  • To speed up your searches.

  • To recognise you when you return to our site.


We also use Re-marketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Double Click cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website.


The following types of cookie may be used during your visit to our site: -


  • Session cookies that are deleted after each visit.

  • Persistent cookies are valid across visits and, for example, are used to avoid the need to tell us your country of residence at the start of each visit.

  • Email cookies which are set on your computer by an email from us but are accessed by our site when you use our site.

  • Third party cookies that are used by our partners, for example, to help us measure site visitors or to serve our ads.

  • Third Party Service Provider.


We may utilise the service of other third-party service providers & same will be disclosed on this section of our website.

You may at any stage refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. By continuing to use our site without activating your browser to block cookies, you agree to us using cookies on our site.

If you have any more questions or concerns please email us & we will be happy to answer your questions

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