Privacy & Cookie policy

At ADCS, we are committed to respecting your privacy and making sure you are protected.

This policy is in place to guide you on how we collect your personal data, why we collect it and what is done with your data once it is collected. Below, will detail some of the questions that may arise in terms of our usage of personal data and its collection.

What information is being collected?

​The information that is actively collected from our website, includes but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Local Authority
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail

Information that is automatically collected from our website is your IP address. When our website is visited, the server would automatically log the IP address, this address would not then be linked to any information that may be held with us. The usage of the IP address is to determine the geographic reach of our website and to provide the appropriate information to suit the needs of the visitor.

How is it collected?

We only collect information that has been voluntarily given by a visitor to our website. 

Why is it being collected?

This information would be used to follow up the initial contact with the visitor and would then be processed as to how best use the information to suit the needs of the initial query.

How will it be used?​

If contact is maintained, the information may be retaken, to ensure this is correct information and that the visitor has had chance to alter or edit anything they wish. Any visitor has the right to have their personal information deleted at any time without explanation and also have the right to block the processing of their information. If you are no longer a user, we will maintain your information unless you request to have it restricted or deleted. 

What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be reflected on this page and those affected will receive notification via their preferred means.

Use of Site

This website, (the “site”) is operated by The Association of Directors of Children’s Services Ltd (ADCS).

Please read these terms carefully before using this website. Using the site indicates that you accept these terms. We may change these terms at any time and we will post the amended terms on this page. Please re-visit this page from time to time to review the revised terms by which you are bound. You should assume that everything you see or read on this site belongs to ADCS unless otherwise noted. Access to it does not imply a licence to reproduce and/or distribute this information which means that you cannot reproduce, modify, publicly display, link to or distribute the contents of this site, unless you have express permission from ADCS.

Web Sites Links

This site may contain links to other websites. These are provided as a convenience to you and access to any of these linked sites is at your own risk. ADCS does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. ADCS does not allow unauthorised hypertext links to the site.

Cookie policy

We use Google Analytics cookies on this website so that we can see which content, pages and facilities are useful to our visitors. We do not use any other cookies.

We use cookies for the simple reason that we want to make your online experience with us to be the most relevant and useful for you. The information that we collect is not given out to any other party, but is only utilised for our own use. Cookies aren’t harmful and they cannot hold information that disclose who you are

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files which are collected as you browse different web pages. They are designed to hold the amount of data required to make your browsing experience more efficient and detailed towards the user.

We only use cookies to see which pages visitors access and searches to make it easier for visitors to get what they are looking for and improve the overall experience that you have with us.

Limitation of Liability

You agree that your use of the site or any downloadable devices is at your sole risk and that you are responsible for all costs associated with your access to, or use of, the site. ADCS will not be liable for any damages, losses, costs, claims or demands of any kind, whether direct, indirect or consequential, related to your use of this site.

These terms are governed by English law and any dispute will be resolved by the English courts. Any materials on this site belong to ADCS.