Privacy Policy

Who we are

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Here at Vision Support Barrow and District we take your privacy extremely seriously and we will only use your personal information to enable us to provide you with our services. Your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.

Occasionally we would like to contact you with details of our fundraising activities and events that we are holding here at the Centre.

Also from time to time we may need to refer you to other agencies that are able to assist you, such as Adult Social Care, Low Vision Services etc. but we will always inform you who we will be referring you to and why we are doing so.

We will never “sell” your personal details to third parties.

You are entitled to the “right to rectification” this means that if any of the data we have relating to you is incorrect you are entitled to ask for the error to rectified.

You are entitled at any time to access the data that we hold about you. If you wish to execute this right, please write to Elaine Rollinson, Data Protection Officer at the below address. We are legally obliged to provide you with your personal details within one month.

You are also entitled to the “right of erasure”, which means you can request that we remove all your personal details from our records; this means that we will delete electronic data and destroy any paper copies, again if you wish to execute this right please write to Mrs Elaine Rollinson, Data Protection Officer at this address.

Vision Support barrow and District
Vision Support Centre
67/69 Cavendish Street
Barrow in Furness
Cumbria LA14 1QD

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.