Privacy Policy

The Essex Alliance (previously known as Essex VCS Alliance) are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and as such are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Information we collect

We may collect the below items of personal information. These are required so that we can process your organisation’s application to join The Essex Alliance, your personal membership details, and send our weekly newsletters. We retain your information throughout your time as a member of The Essex Alliance.

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Username
  • Organisation name
  • Job title

Sharing your personal information

We do not share your personal information with any third parties, without your explicit permission.

Marketing communications

By registering as a member of The Essex Alliance, you are automatically added to our MailChimp database so that we can send you our weekly newsletter of grants, awards, news, job vacancies and other content relevant to your work in the third sector.

You can remove yourself from this database at any time by clicking the “update your preferences” or “unsubscribe from this list” links in the footer of any email, or by emailing us at [email protected].

Access to your information

If, at any time, you wish to access the personal information we hold about you, please email us at [email protected]. You may wish to do this for the following reasons:

  • To see what information we hold about you
  • To amend or update any of your personal information
  • To ask us to delete you from our records

Third party websites

As we gather our content from a variety of sources, we regularly link to websites owned by other organisations (known as “third party websites” or “external links”). As we do not own these websites, or take responsibility for them, we advise you to read their privacy policies before you provide them with your personal information.

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on the device you use to browse the internet (such as your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone). They provide anonymous data to the site owner, which can include:

  • Number of people using the website
  • Most viewed pages
  • User location

Why does The Essex Alliance use cookies?

We use cookies to help us understand our website users and ensure we provide the best online experience we can for our members and supporters. The cookies we use are for third party applications including WordPress (our website management system) and Google Analytics (who we use to understand our website users).

Can this website be used without cookies?

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Contact details

To contact us for any reason, please email [email protected].

This privacy policy was last updated on 27th March 2020.