Privacy Policy

Who we are A Father’s Child Services CIC

Our website address is:

We want everyone who supports us, or who comes to us for support, to feel confident and comfortable with how any personal information you share with us will be looked after or used. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use and store your personal information (this means any information that identifies or could identify you).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The A Father’s Child Services CIC ia a registered company ( 12204454 ) our Privacy Policy may change so please remember to check back from time to time, this is version 2.0 was last updated on the 01st September 2019. Where we have made any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will make this clear on our website or contact you about any changes.

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and other details regarding gender, sexuality and heritage
  • Contact information including email address and/or business details
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to client or customer surveys and/or offers


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Our contact forms can be found thoughout our website to send us a general enquire or to make a referral to us for your self, or someone that you may be supporting. We collect only the information that is necessary to provide the services that we offer, and our website is secure.

You can check this by looking for the padlock sign in the top left hand corner of the browser page. If you come across any of our pages that does not carry this sign, please notify us immediately at:


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Some examples of where we have a legitimate interest to process your Personal information are where we contact you about our work via post, use your personal information for data analytics, conducting research to better understand who our supporters are, improving our services, for our legal purposes (for example, dealing with complaints and claims), or for complying with guidance from the Information Commissioner or other relevant moderator.

Who we share your data with

The personal information we collect about you will mainly be used by our staff (and volunteers) at A Father’s Child Services CIC so that they can support you.

We will never sell or share your personal information with organisations so that they can contact you for any marketing activities. Nor do we sell any information about your web browsing activity.

A Father’s Child Services CIC may however share your information with our trusted partners and suppliers who work with us on or on our behalf to deliver our services, but processing of this information is always carried out under our instruction. We make sure that they store the data securely, delete it when they no longer need it and never use it for any other purposes. Some examples of where we may share your information are with our fulfilment partners who help to create and send information to you to reduce our costs, with our partners who help us to process donations and claim Gift Aid and our partners who help us to manage our social media accounts.

We enter into contracts with these service providers that require them to comply with Data Protection Laws and ensure that they have appropriate controls in place to secure your information.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Where the function is available for users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We keep your information for as long as is necesary to provide the service we are providing. Once that service has ended all information is destroyed inline with General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) and The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). We may also take into account guidance from any regulatory bodies such as The British Association Of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you in line with GDPR. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You have the right to request access to a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, along with information on what personal information we use, why we use it, who we share it with, how long we keep it for and whether it has been used for any automated decision making. You can make a request for access free of charge.  Please make all requests for access in writing, and provide us with evidence of your identity.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or make a complaint, you can do so by contacting our Administration team at A Father’s Child Services CIC, 69 Steward Street, Birmingham, B18 7AF, by email at by phone on 07731523297.  You can also make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office,

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, and if the service is available on our website all comments will be reviewed for satisfactory content before being posted by our website administrator.

Your contact information

We will only contact you about our work and how you can support A Father’s Child Services CIC by phone, email or text message, if you have agreed for us to contact you in this manner.

However, if you have provided us with your postal address we may send you information about our work and how you can support A Father’s Child Services CIC by mail unless you have told us that you would prefer not to hear from us in that way.

You can update your choices or stop us sending you these communications at any time by contacting ‘’ or clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the relevant communication where available.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We take looking after your information very seriously. We’ve implemented appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information we have under our control, both on and off-line, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss.

Unfortunately the transmission of information using the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information sent to us this way, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site.

Our websites may contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. Please be aware that advertisers or Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites or advertisers.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As an organisation we have full policy & procedures that guide out staff and volunteers (data processors) on how best to handle your information. If further guidance is ever needed we would always seek that support from The Information Commissioner who we are a registered Data Controller with. Further details on the ICO can be found at:

Industry regulatory (Legal) disclosure requirements

We may disclose your information if required to do so by law (for example, to comply with applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice or in response to a valid request from a competent authority); or, in order to enforce our conditions of sale and other agreements. Search for: Privacy Policy

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