Welcome to cara-friend.org.uk, the online home of Cara-Friend. We’re delighted you’re here! This site is will provide you with information about our organisation, events, and groups. We’d like you to read and understand our privacy policy.

Cara-Friend is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We sometimes collect personal information from our users. This page explains what information we collect, why we collect it, what we do with it and what you can do about it.

Collection of personal information

Cara-Friend maintains the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information that we obtain from our users. We do not disclose personal information to any outside party. When registering for Cara-Friend or any of its related services, we ask you to provide certain personal information. This information is for internal use only and will not be distributed or sold to any parties outside Cara-Friend

We strive to create content, resources and information which require a very minimal amount of information from our users. Our online forms, surveys, and mailing lists sometimes ask users for contact information (like their e-mail addresses) or information about their hobbies or interests. This information is also only for internal purposes and will not be shared with any party outside Cara-Friend.

About IP addresses

An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the web. Web servers–the big computers that “serve” up web pages–automatically identify your computer by its IP address. cara-friend.org.uk collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report anonymous aggregate information to third parties. When guests request pages from cara-friend.org.uk, our servers log the users’ IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We will know your IP address, but not who you are or where you are. We collate the information for site statistics to review where our “hits” are coming from and how users are using the site. Information is subsequently used to improve parts of the site that you visit most.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. They allow a website to remember you and allows for the personalisation of web pages. The use of cookies is an industry standard; you’ll find them on most major websites. cara-friend.org.uk sometimes uses cookies to understand our users better and to track information for them. However, these cookies do not store identifying information about you such as your name, address, or contact details.

As a specific example of this, Cara-Friend makes use of Google Analytics in order for us to analyse our traffic and gauge who’s interested in our services. We make use of Google’s Demographics analysis, which gives us an anonymised breakdown of our user’s age range, sex, and interests, based on your tracking cookie. This information cannotbe used to personally identify any individual users. You can opt out of Google’s tracking cookie system at this link: Google Opt-out

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognise a unique “cookie” on your browser.

Links to other sites

You should be aware that when you are on cara-friend.org.uk you might be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. Every site on the web has a different privacy policy and different policies regarding your personal information. The privacy policies and the practices of sites outside of cara-friend.org.uk and all of its services are beyond our control. It is your responsibility to read and understand the privacy policies of any and all websites you visit on the internet These other sites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up on the net. Cara-Friend is not responsible for the content on any external link found on the Cara-Friend website.


The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of our users’ personal information from their computers to our servers by utilizing encryption software. Only those employees or volunteers who need access to our users’ information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Any employee/volunteer who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

Children’s privacy

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) does not allow the collection of any personal information from anyone under the age of 13. In compliance with COPPA, cara-friend.org.uk does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. It is important for you to understand COPPA; we encourage you to read more about COPPA by visiting the FTC’s website at www.ftc.gov. Any information retrieved from persons under the age of 13 is destroyed.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you signify your assent to the cara-friend.org.uk privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of our site more than 30 days following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes. You can send e-mail to us with any further questions.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the practices of this site or your dealings with it, you can contact:

Belfast LGBT Centre
1st Floor
9-13 Waring Street

Email: admin@cara-friend.org.uk

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