Privacy Policy for Ability Options Perth

Privacy Policy for private users

At ADL Smartcare (creators of the ADL Platform) we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site and how we use cookies on this website.

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

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1. Information That We Collect

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  • Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you request information or register an account.
  • Data is collected when you perform a self assessment through Ability Options Perth. This is collected in order to provide healthcare related guidance, information and services.
  • Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

When you perform a self-assessment, the ADL Platform system collects data about you in order to provide healthcare related guidance, information and services.

Where we are responding to your specific instructions (either directly or through a third party), we will forward information to others as necessary. (You will NOT receive unsolicited information from commercial companies because of data we collect).

However in addition to your specific requests, there are times when providing access to some or all of your personal data to authorised users from other organisations such as the NHS, Social Services, GPs and the Voluntary Sector, may allow us and them to provide you with better services, and reduce or avoid duplication.

2. Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site's policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

3. Requesting information on the data that we collect

Please contact us in writing if you would like to request what information we hold on you. When you contact us please include your username or email address to aid us in finding your data. We may have to charge a nominal value for the search. Please send your requests to:

Stephen Miller
Data Subject Request
ADL Smartcare Limited
Electric Works
Sheffield Digital Campus
S1 2BJ

We do not sell on any information that may identify you.

Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly. By browsing this website, you consent to allowing cookies to be saved on to your computer's hard drive.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

By browsing this website, you consent to allow cookies to be stored on your computer.

Are Cookies Dangerous?

No. Cookies are small strings of text. They are not computer programs, and they can't be executed as code. Also, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses, and modern versions of Internet browsers allow users to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their hard drives.

While cookies are stored on the computer's hard drive, they cannot access the hard drive - so a cookie can't read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.

How we use Cookies
  • The Ability Options Perth website uses both first and third party cookies to enhance your experience. We use cookies to:

    • To keep you logged in to your account as you browse our website and to remember your preferences (such as accessibility options) for future visits.
    • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook
    • Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics. This helps us to improve our services by looking at the pages you visit, when & how often you access them and how you initially found and entered our website. Click here to learn more about the type of information collected by Google Analytics.
    Cookie name Source Function
    .AspNet.ApplicationCookie, ASP . NET_SessionId Ability Options Perth Both cookies are used to remember your account details and keep you signed in to Ability Options Perth. They will be cleared once you sign out of your account.
    _ga Google Analytics This cookie is used to distinguish users.
    _gat Google Analytics This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rates.
    __utma Google Analytics This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred.
    __utmb and __utmc Google Analytics The __utmb and __utmc cookies calculate how long a visit takes (with one cookie logging the start and the other logging the end). __utmb will expire after half an hour and __utmc expires at the end of the session.
    __utmz Google Analytics The __utmz cookie tracks where a visitor came from, what search engine they used, the link they clicked on to access the website and where they were in the world when they accessed the website. It expires after 6 months.
    accessOn, fontSelected, rulerOn, styleSelected, textSizeSelection, visits Ability Options Perth These cookies are for the basic functionality of the site such as the accessibility bar - all cookies for the accessibility bar are required to remember your preferences (to the size of the font, colour scheme, etc) when you move from one page to the next.
    __RequestVerificationToken Ability Options Perth This cookie is used as part of our anti-forgery process (keeping our website and data secure). It will expire when the browsing session ends.

    To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit

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You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.

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