Privacy policy

Helping you understand the data we collect on our website

This statement explains how Marie Stopes Sierra Leone and Marie Stopes International will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

Automated collection of personal information

As with many other websites, when you access pages on the Marie Stopes Sierra Leone website, certain information provided by you is automatically recorded. This will include your Internet Provider address, browser type and information about the page you last visited. This information is then processed to provide Marie Stopes Sierra Leone and Marie Stopes International with data about how the website is being accessed and used. This data is then used to continually develop and improve the site in order to respond more effectively to user needs.

 

Data collection and online security

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone will hold and process your personal data in order to provide the services or information you have requested. This data will not be sold or passed on to any unrelated party.

Every effort has been made to ensure that information sent over the internet is secure and that your details will remain confidential and accessible to only those who need to know that information in relation to the service / help requested.

Once you have completed an online form, your details are captured and sent through to our secure server. This encrypts all of your personal information (name, address, etc.) before it is transmitted over the internet to a secure database before being downloaded to our system.

 

Cookie policy

Our website makes use of cookies which are small digital files that are stored in your web browser that enable us to track your return visits to our website. Your browser settings may allow you to block these cookies, but we recommend you have them enabled to help us personalise your experience of our website.

Third party cookies

Additionally, 3rd party advertisers on our site may use cookies for tracking purposes. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to sites they visit on the Internet.

Website visitors may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

What cookies do we use?

This is a list of cookies that are used on this website:

_utma

Owner: Google

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to our site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. This cookie is set to expire 2 years after it is first set.

_utmb and _utmc

Owner: Google

The _utmb and _utmc cookies work together to calculate how long a visit takes. _utmb takes a time stamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while _utmc takes a time stamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. _utmb expires at the end of the session. _utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires.

_utmz

Owner: Google

This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. This cookie is set to expire 6 months after it is first set.

We also use third party video services Vimeo and YouTube on our site. As part of their service they use cookies to track videos viewed by visitors so they can in the future offer videos tailored to your taste. This also allows them to target their advertising more precisely.

Facebook and Twitter share links appear on most pages on our site, these will also add cookies to your session from their own servers.

To find out more about the cookies set by these external sources click the links below:

If you have any queries relating to this statement, please contact us.