Terms & Conditions and Privacy Statement

Social Firms UK's mission is to support, strengthen and grow the Social Firm sector so that more people facing the most significant barriers to work can gain employment. InfoMine has been developed to help us achieve this mission.

We also:

  • research into the sector, it's make up and it's needs;

  • represent our members and lobby on their behalf;

  • develop relationships that will bring benefits to our members;

  • identify and highlight business opportunities for our members.


The information you give us when you register on InfoMine, and when you use InfoMine will help us to:

  • develop InfoMine and other tools and resources;

  • get a picture of how the Social Firm sector is developing;

  • contact you with news and information about Social Firms and matters affecting them.

Keeping your information:

  • we will keep your information securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998;

  • we will not give your personal details to any third party without your prior permission;

  • if we publish data about the sector, it will be presented in aggregate.


Use of Cookies

We use cookies to measure the number of visitors to our website. Remember, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

We use Google Analytics which collects anonymous information about what pages you visit and how long you stay on them.  We use this information to provide evidence to funders and advertisers of the number of visitors we get.

If you are a registered user of the site, we also keep a set of cookies each time you login to identify yourself to the website so you can edit your details.

Below are details of the cookies used.

  Cookie name Lasts for Information
  user_email  24 hours This stores your email address, as a registered user once you have logged on.
  PHPSESSID End Session This stores the identifier for your current session in PHP where we store your answers until we save the record.
  acceptcookies 1 year This is set when you click to acknowledge that we store cookies.
  __utma 2 years Used by Google Analytics. Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with the website using different browsers, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site.
  __utmb 30 min Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.
  __utmc End of session
  __utmz 6 month When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to the site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within the site.



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