Privacy policy

We do not collect personally identifiable information without visitors knowledge. Where visitors do provide such information (e.g. in emailing Childnet, or signing up for a Childnet newsletter) we will only use it for that purpose, and will only reveal contact information or use quotations in a public context having obtained specific permission.

Childnet will track the number of visitors to our site and retains aggregate statistics about this, but we never look at the specific usage of our website by identifiable individuals.

More detail:

Whilst using the Childnet web site, we may need to collect information about your browsing session. We are committed to ensuring that this information is collected, stored and used in an ethical way, which observes UK data protection legislation.

Anonymous Site Usage Data

Whilst you browse our web site, we will collect data about your browsing session. This data is anonymous; we cannot use it to relate your browsing session to you personally. The kind of data we collect includes the pages that you visit, the number of times that you visit them, your operating system, your screen resolution, the version of your web browser and the country you're visiting from.

This data helps us:

  • To plan for future site developments;
  • To identify and better promote our most popular content, and likewise, our less popular content;
  • To gauge the success of marketing campaigns;
  • To identify periods of heavy site usage, to help forecast when is best to perform maintenance work on our server.

We use a tool called Google Analytics to collect this data. All of the data is stored securely on Google's servers. 

In order to track your browsing across sessions, Google analytics will place a 'cookie' on your machine (a small text file that web sites use to track and remember information across several browsing sessions). You can tell your web browser not to accept cookies if you don't want us to do this (refer to your web browser's help file for more information).

For further details on Google Analytics, and the Google Analytics privacy policy, please visit the Google Analytics web site.

Our Mailing Lists

You can optionally choose to subscribe to one of the Childnet mailing lists at When you subscribe, you'll need to provide us with your name and email address. These details will be used solely for contacting you with information relative to the mailing lists that you subscribe to.

Childnet will not hold share, rent or sell your details with any third party.

You can unsubscribe from our mailing lists via the link provided at the foot of all the sent newsletter communications, after which point, your details will be permanently removed from our servers.

Feedback & Send to a Friend

When you use the 'Comment or Suggest' and 'Send to a Friend' features of our web site, you may be asked to provide names and email addresses.

These site features automatically generate an email and send it to a nominated address; as such, your information is as secure as it would be if you were to send it via email. In light of this, we would advise you not to send sensitive information using these site features.

When you use these features, we do not store your information on our servers.

Online Booking Systems

From time to time, we may run conferences and events which require online booking. Our booking system will collect personally identifiable information about you, which will be used to process your booking request. Additionally, with your permission, we will add your email address to our mailing list.

Delegates, exhibitors and sponsors of our events often find that a printed delegate list can aid networking. As such, we may include the following information about you on delegate lists, which may be distributed at the events: Your name; the name of your school or organisation; the name of your Local Authority; details of the workshops that you are booked onto, where applicable. At the time of booking, you will be given the opportunity to opt-out of appearing on these delegate lists.

Your details will not be passed on to any third party and will not be used for any other purpose.