Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Halton & St Helens VCA uses and protects any information that you give  Halton & St Helens VCA when you use this website.

 Your privacy is important to us. Halton & St Helens VCA incorporating Volunteer Centre Halton, Volunteer Centre St Helens and Healthwatch St Helens (hereafter referred to as Halton & St Helens VCA) privacy policy is designed around these principles:

We don't ask for your personal information unless we truly need it. We don't care about your gender, race, income level or social background: our products are for everyone.

We don’t share your information with anyone without your permission except to comply with the law or protect our rights

Gathering of Non-Personally Identifying Information

Halton & St Helens VCA collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our websites. From time to time, Halton & St Helens VCA) may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Halton & St Helens VCA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify our visitorsand do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Halton & St Helens VCA website (, and to other websites that we operate, choose to interact with the sites in ways that require Halton & St Helens VCA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Halton & St Helens VCA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with us. Halton & St Helens VCA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain business-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

Halton & St Helens VCA) is registered with the ICO and takes all reasonable measures necessary to protect against the unauthorised  access, use, alteration or destruction of personally identifying information. Halton & St Helens VCA discloses personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and funders  that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at Halton & St Helens VCA, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using Halton & St Helens VCA websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Halton & St Helens VCA will never rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and funders as described above, Halton & St Helens VCA discloses personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Halton & St Helens VCA, third parties or the public at large.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Halton & St Helens VCA uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our websites and their website access preferences. Halton & St Helens VCA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Halton & St Helens VCA websites, with the drawback that certain features of these websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Communications Preferences

Every marketing email from Halton & St Helens VCA contains instructions on how to opt out of receiving further marketing emails. If you have any concerns about your communications preferences or feel that your request for change has not occurred, please contact


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time for any changes. Your continued use of this Site and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Some of the terms in this privacy policy were borrowed from, who are kind enough to make their privacy policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.