Privacy and Cookie Policies

Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the policy adopted by NASS towards visitors to the NASS website and/or members of NASS or users of NASS services. Although the NASS website is hosted by a third party, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website’s visitors.

General Undertaking

When visiting the NASS website or contacting NASS, we will:

  1. Respect your privacy and confidentiality,
  2. Only record your personal details in the manner and for the purposes set out in this privacy policy;
  3. Keep your personal details secure from unauthorised access, use or disclosure; and
  4. Not sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party unless legally obliged to do so.
  5. Only use your information in accordance with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What we collect

Indirect collection:

The NASS web server automatically collects standard information such as browser type, operating system, access times, etc.
The NASS website use cookies to customise web page content. Cookies are small electronic files which a website can transfer to a user’s hard drive to identify a user and personalise their use of that website.
Any information that is collected indirectly is used by NASS only to monitor the volume, type and pattern of traffic towards, and usage of the NASS website and to develop the design and layout of the website.

Direct Collection:

NASS collects limited personal information from incoming enquiries or when you use the ‘Contact Us’ form.

We collect:

  • Name,
  • Email address,
  • Job title,
  • School/organisation,
  • address and telephone number

What we do with the information we gather

NASS may retain this information in our system to enable us to respond to your enquiry and meet your requirements. We may also use the information to improve our website.

Controlling your personal Information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Access to Information

NASS can provide you with a copy of any information that NASS maintains about you upon written request to:

PO Box 705
YO30 6WW

Or by emailing:

NASS will amend any information held about you or your organisation that is inaccurate on receipt of written notification.


This website contains hypertext links to external websites. NASS is not responsible for the privacy policies operated by the owners of those sites and does not accept responsibility for any information obtained by third parties as a result of use by you of such hypertext links.

Privacy Statement Updates

NASS reserves the right to periodically update or modify this privacy policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the NASS website.

Cookies policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Our website uses cookies.
1.2 By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2. Credit

2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (

3. About cookies

3.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
3.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
3.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
3.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

4. Our cookies

4.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
4.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(a) we use ‘cookie_opt_in’ on our website to acknowledge that a user has closed the cookie dialog on entry to the site.

5. Analytics cookies

5.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
5.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
5.3 The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz
5.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
5.5 Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at:

6. Blocking cookies

6.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
6.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
6.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

7. Deleting cookies

7.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;
(b) in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
7.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.