Privacy Policy

What data do we collect?

Platform Staffordshire collects the following data:

  • Personal Identification Information (Name and Email Address).

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Platform Staffordshire with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register for membership.
  • Register for the newsletter.

How do we use your data?

Platform Staffordshire collects your data so we can:

  • Create a membership account for you/ your business that will appear on our membership page.
  • We will email you our newsletter when it is available.

How do we store your data?

Platform Staffordshire stores data using the WordPress content management system via the system’s server files and the server database (SQL).

What are your data protection rights?

Platform Staffordshire would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Platform Staffordshire for copies of your personal data.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Platform Staffordshire correct any information you believe is inaccurate.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Platform Staffordshire erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Platform Staffordshire’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Platform Staffordshire transfer the data that we have collected to another organisations, or directly to you, both under certain conditions.

If you make this request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights please contact us via our email:

What are cookies?

A “cookie” is a text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or phone or any internet device when you visit a website.

A cookie is small in size, so does not usually have a noticeable effect on the hard-disc space on your device

There are different types of cookies:

Session Cookies: these are usually deleted when you close your browser

Persistent Cookies: these remain on your device until they expire, or a site or you deletes them for your browser cache. These type of cookies help a site remember customised settings and information about your individual use of the site.

To find out more about cookies visit From you can find out information about cookies, what cookies have been set and how you can delete them.

Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.

How can I control cookies?

If you do not wish sites to set cookies, you are able to modify your browser so that it can either refuse all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. You are also able to delete cookies that have already been set in your browser.

To block all or some web browser cookies then you can do this through using your browser settings. Your browser Help section will be able to help you with this. Alternatively,, contains information on how to do this.

How we use Cookies

We use cookies (and similar technologies) to:

  • Collect usage statistics to help improve our service

Site Use Statistics Cookies

These cookies help us collect traffic information and statistics that help us to improve the sites functionality and design to suit the browsers and devices you use.

The site use statistics cookies:

  • Name: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz (__utm* in general) and __qca
    Purpose: These cookies are set by Google Analytics and Jetpack in order to collect statistical information about traffic and use of the website. You can find out more about Google’s Privacy Policy at
  • Name: __atuvc
    Purpose: Created and read by the AddThis JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the AddThis share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

Other Cookies

  • Name: wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1, wpfilebase, wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_logged_in
    Purpose: Essential cookies used by the Content Management System and hold no personally identifiable information

Third party cookies

From time to time we embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Flickr, Twitter (etc) to enable us to offer information and help guides (etc). Pages on our site that contain embedded content may present cookies from these third party websites. Also, when you click on any “Share this”, “Like”, “Tweet”, “Post” or “Send to a friend” links/buttons a cookie may be set by the service providing the functionality. We cannot control the use of these cookies so these settings will not block cookies from those websites. You can change the cookies on the third party website themselves. Please contact them for further information.