Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website (www.livingwage.org.uk) and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

This policy outlines the obligations of the website users and owners, as well as the way this website processes, stores and protects user data. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your device. They are made by your web browser when visiting a website, and every time you return to that website your browser will send the cookie file back to the website’s server. This improves your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preferences and measuring your use of the website to tailor it to your experience.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use of cookies on this website on, they should take the necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not collect, save or store personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information (www.google.com/privacy.html).

Contact and communication

Users contacting this website or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required, as stipulated in the Data Protection Act 1998. Please be assured that we will not, under any circumstances, share your data with anyone for marketing purposes and you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to us.

How we will use the information you give us

The Living Wage Foundation will use your information for a number of reasons including, but not limited to: relating to any correspondence you have entered into with us; for completing transactions or sales contracts you have entered into with us; our internal records; providing you with information regarding the scheme you have enquired about or any of our other activities.

Email newsletters

This website operates an email newsletter programme, used to inform subscribers about news and services supplied by the owners of this website. Users can subscribe via our contact us page should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you. If you would like a copy of the information held please contact us.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website’s owners may contain tracking facilities within the email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored for future evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, the clicking of links within the email content and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

External links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee the contents of any externally linked website. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.