At Dying Matters we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us. This policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you while you are on this site.
Any personal information that we collect and store is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. Membership information is kept solely for the use of the Dying Matters Coalition and will not be passed on to any third parties.
Sharing your stories
Dying Matters aims to encourage a greater willingness to engage on death and bereavement issues. By sharing your real life stories with others, you will help people understand how beneficial openness and communication can be.
We appreciate that it may a daunting prospect to speak to a stranger about these issues. However, your stories can act as invaluable support for others. Hearing about your experiences can help people realise they are not alone in what they are going through.
Using your story on our website
When you send us your story, we will ask you to fill in a form before it is posted online. By submitting this form you will be consenting to the story being used on our website.
All stories are anonymous and no personal details will be disclosed unless you give direct permission. We will also remove any details (such as place names) that might indicate where the story came from.
Dying Matters may want to use your story in any media work we do to promote greater openness around death and dying. We will contact you before approaching any media outlet, and would only ever pursue media opportunities in line with your wishes.
If you would rather your story were not considered for inclusion in any press activity conducted by Dying Matters, there is space on our release form to indicate this.
For any questions about stories, or support creating your piece, please contact Dying Matters on freephone 08000 21 44 66 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.