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Privacy Policy, Cookies & Content Attribution

NFF / Privacy Policy, Cookies & Content Attribution

The Naval Families Federation (NFF) exists to speak up for Naval Service families on matters of concern to them. In appropriate circumstances it also advocates on behalf of families who have struggled to resolve an issue.

The NFF operates outside of the Royal Navy’s chain of command. It is hosted as an independent, Grant In Aid funded organisation by Aggie Weston’s, a long established and respected naval charity.

Information provided by anyone contacting the NFF is treated in strict confidence and with the greatest respect. It is only accessible to members of the NFF’s staff (all of whom have signed a confidentiality agreement) and is held on a secure, encrypted database.  Your details will only be passed to a third party, such as CarillionAmey for Service Family Accommodation issues, with your specific permission, and only for the purpose of resolving your issue.

Any reports going to higher authority (for example, the Royal Navy’s chain of command) that draw upon information contained in the database will be generic in content, highlighting trends and themes rather than individual cases.

Your information is considered confidential except in extreme circumstances such as:

  • Serious risk of harm to you or to others around you.
  • When your behaviour presents a serious risk to the legal rights of others.
  • When staff have been placed in a position that compromises their professional integrity.
  • To prevent a serious criminal act; especially where others may be endangered, for example an act of terrorism.
  • To protect the operational efficiency of the Service. For example; an individual calling to say that his/her Naval Service partner has just gone to work under the influence of drugs that could compromise the security and safety of serving personnel and/or their equipment.

If NFF staff consider that, in these rare cases, confidentiality is not possible, they will try to encourage individuals to disclose the information voluntarily to the appropriate authorities. In such cases the individual will be made aware that the information provided cannot be kept within the confines of the NFF and that it will have to be shared with the authorities concerned.

The Naval Families Federation is hosted by Aggie Weston’s. Aggie Weston’s is voluntarily registered under the Data Protection Act: registration number is ZA077307.

Use of Cookies

To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, the Naval Families Federation collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the Naval Families Federation’s website, you will need to re-enter your personal information each time that you attempt to access premium information.

Content Attribution Policy

The Naval Families Federation is happy for you to share content with your friends, contacts and followers either via email or social media. We appreciate your help in getting useful information out there.

You may quote up to 75 words from our content in your own content (articles, presentations, reports etc.) as long as there is a link to our website visibly included.

You may not republish in full any of our content online without checking with us here.

If you would like to share our content on a social media platform, you must share the original post from our social media page or website. You may not repackage our content.

If you have not shared our social media post, Homeport or website article directly but you have cited the Naval Families Federation in your text, this is not sufficient. Please ensure you directly share from our platforms.

Why?

In order for us to ensure we are reaching our Royal Navy and Royal Marines families with useful information and helpful content, we need to be able to evaluate each social media post, website and Homeport article. If you do not share our post directly, we lose this valuable insight and therefore opportunity to ensure that we are succeeding in our organisational objectives.

It is also a violation of our Content Usage and Copyright Policy and does not give sufficient acknowledgment to the hard work of our small team.

If you’d like further clarification on any of the above or you have any questions, please email info@nff.org.uk or call 02392 654374 to speak to our Marketing and Communications Manager who will be more than happy to assist.

Thanks for sharing our content. We appreciate it!