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Privacy Statement

Humane Slaughter Association

Personal Information

The HSA does not collect personal information as a result of your visit to the HSA website unless you voluntarily provide it, for example as part of a request for information, membership application, subscription or order of publications. Such information is kept securely and confidentially and is retained for fulfilment, administrative, accounting and auditing purposes.

The HSA is registered under the 1998 Data Protection Act. Members, associates, subscribers and others on the HSA’s regular mailing list are reminded that their names and addresses are held on computer for the production of address labels. Details of subscriptions and donations received are also recorded for audit purposes and, if payments are made by donations qualifying for tax relief, the amounts are listed to support claims from Revenue and Customs.

The HSA reserves the right to change, modify or update this statement at any time without notice.

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Determining Visitor Session Contains a unique visitor identifier

30 minutes from set/update


Identifying Unique Visitors Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update


Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation Contains traffic source and information about referring keyword or website

6 months from set/update


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Contains an anonymous identifier that can be used by the server to provide a continuous service.

Expires when the browser is closed


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