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Privacy Policy

Education and Services for People with Autism (“the Charity,” “we,” or “us”), Registered Charity No. 1037868 is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

This Data Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, disclose, and store personal information when you interact with our website and related services. We adhere to the standards set by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and applicable data protection laws, including The Data Protection Act 2018 which is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

By using our website and providing your personal information, you consent to the practices outlined in this Data Privacy Policy.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our practices and your rights regarding your personal information.

Data Controller

The data controller for the personal information collected and processed through our website is Education and Services for People with Autism, Registered Charity No. 1037868 in the United Kingdom.

What sort of data do we collect?

We may collect personal information directly from you when you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you fill out forms on our website, subscribe to our newsletter, make donations, or engage in other activities on our website. The types of personal information we may collect include:

Automatically Collected Information

When you visit our website, we may automatically collect certain information through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies. This information may include:

Use of Personal Information

We use the personal information we collect for the following purposes:

Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Information

We will only process your personal information when we have a lawful basis to do so. The lawful bases for processing personal information include:

Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your personal information in the following circumstances:

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. When we no longer require your personal information, we will securely delete or anonymize it.

Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Your Rights

You have certain rights regarding your personal information under applicable data protection laws, including:

To exercise your rights or request more information about the personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the details provided below.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Data Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at:

Data Protection Officer

Education and Services for People with Autism

North House

Ferryboat Lane


Tyne and Wear


Tel: 0191 516 5080

Changes to this Data Privacy Policy

We may update this Data Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable laws. Any revisions will be posted on our website with the updated effective date. We encourage you to review this policy periodically.

Make a complaint

If you think your data has been misused or that we have not kept it secure, please contact us in the first instance.

However, if you’re unhappy with our response, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane



Telephone: 0303 123 1113

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