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Privacy Policy

We collect personally identifiable information from visitors to this site through:

  • the use of blog comments
  • other online forms, surveys and interactive features
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Information provided by you will be used by the TUC for the effective administration of this site and to record user patterns. We will not disclose any details to any third party, except to any service provider managing or administering the site on the TUC’s behalf.

We will use your contact details to respond to your questions, or to send you material by email that you have requested.

We may use your answers to forms, surveys and interactive features as a source of research or in publicity related to those topics, though this will not be in a personally identifiable form (eg data on the average response values submitted to our interactive calculators).

Our web logs automatically collect additional non-personally idenfiable information about your visit to our web site, such as time of visit, pages read and your IP address.

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing this web site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Other web sites

Our web site may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

We also make no guarantee on, and cannot be held responsible for, the content of other web sites that we link to. Linking from this blog does not constitute an endorsement of another website or its opinions.


We do our best to make sure information on this site is accurate when published, but we cannot take any responsibility for any loss arising out of use of the information on this site. In particular you should not consider information on this site to constitute legal or financial advice to your own circumstances and you should always seek relevant further advice.