29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day

Privacy Statement and Cookies Policy

This page explains how we collect and use information, and how we protect your privacy.

Privacy Policy

www.armedforcesday.org.uk is managed by the Ministry of Defence. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

This page explains:

  • what information we collect about you;
  • how we use this information;
  • our marketing communications;
  • how to access or amend information we collect about you;
  • our use of cookies;
  • other websites you may encounter;
  • changes to our privacy policy; and
  • how to contact us.

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. You have a right to access your personal data and change any inaccuracies. We use leading technologies to safeguard our data, and strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We will ensure that any information we obtain and use will always be held, used and transferred in compliance with all applicable data protection rules.

Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Information we collect about you

We collect information about you when you register with us for our newsletter, add a local Armed Forces Day event to our list or apply for a grant. We also collect information about how you use our website using cookies.

How we use this information

We collect information about you to process your local event or grant application, manage your account and, if you agree, to email you a newsletter about the annual Armed Forces Day national event.

www.armedforcesday.org.uk and the Ministry of Defence will not share your information for any purpose with any other area of the Ministry of Defence or wider Government.

Marketing communications

If you sign up to our email newsletter, we will send you information about the annual Armed Forces Day national event and events around the country. If you have consented to receive marketing from us, you may opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted we provide an unsubscribe button in each and every newsletter that is sent.

How to access or amend information about you

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us or write to us at the following address: Armed Forces Day, G.B.1., Ministry of Defence, Horse Guards Avenue, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB.

Our use of cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

You can manage these small files yourself and remove them if you’d like to. For more information on how to do so, please visitΒ the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of our website.

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2011 require us to make you aware of the cookies that we use on this website. These cookies are listed below.

Cookies to enable site functionality

On the Events page of this site there is a button to detect your location. If you use this feature your location will be temporarily stored in cookies named gmw_*. The information in these cookies is only used to display the events closest to you, and is not stored on our servers.

Cookies for improving services

Our website uses Google Analytics, which makes use of cookies to analyse site usage. More information on cookies and Google Analytics can be found on the Google Analytics website.

User survey cookies

During the two-week period of our user survey, we will use cookies to record if you have taken the survey or have chosen not to. The cookies used are session cookies, which expire when you close the browser or seven days from when you first accessed the page.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites and social media. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you visit other websites and social media you should read their respective privacy policies.

Changes to the privacy and cookies policy

If this privacy and cookies policy changes in any way, we will post the new information on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. This privacy policy was last updated on 21st May 2018.

How to contact us

If you have any queries about this privacy and cookies policy you can email us at the following address: armedforcesdayuk@gmail.com.

For specific event enquiries please see the Events page and use the contact details for the event in which you are interested.

For general enquiries, please call 02078070970. For media enquiries, please call 02072184615.