Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.specialistautismservices.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
View our cookies policy (https://www.specialistautismservices.org/cookie-policy)
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Specialist Autism Services’ modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.
Specialist Autism Services have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery, which we consider to include different types of exploitation such as forced labour, servitude, child labour and human trafficking. We are committed to acting in an ethical manner, with integrity and transparency in all business dealings. We are also committed to creating effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Specialist Autism Services is a Community Interest Company which provides support and services for adults on the Autistic Spectrum across West Yorkshire, as well as contributing to local and national activities to raise awareness and acceptance of autism. We have approximately 100 employees working across sites in West Yorkshire.
We are confident that our risk of being involved with modern slavery is low. We ensure that we have policies and safeguards in place to minimise risk. In terms of our Recruitment Policy, we conduct eligibility to work checks for all employees and volunteers to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. With regards to our Employee Policies, our employee handbook includes, among other things, policies on diversity, health and safety, grievance procedures and whistleblowing. The whistleblowing policy in particular ensures that all employees are aware that they can raise concerns relating to modern slavery without fear of reprisals.
This statement was approved by Specialist Autism Services’ Board of Directors on 9/11/2018.