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The PAVO website is maintained for your personal use and viewing.

Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

Content disclaimer
All information is provided as part of the service we offer at this website. However, PAVO cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. You rely on this information at your own risk.

Welsh Language statement
PAVO has adopted the principle that in the conduct of its public business it will aspire to treat the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality.
In accordance with this aspiration, PAVO will aim to ensure that the core text of this website is available in English and Welsh.

Privacy statement

This privacy statement sets out how Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

PAVO is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you when using this website to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

PAVO may change the policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This statement is effective from April 2017.

What we collect

We collect the following information regarding visitors to our website at

· information regarding which pages are accessed and when

· information volunteered by you, such as your responses to surveys and information you provide by filling in forms on our sites, posting material or requesting services or information from us

· your preferred means of communication and personal information offered by you when you contact us such as your address, phone number, email address etc.

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve the site. Our use of cookies is only to aid you in navigation of the site and system administration. We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and in particular for the following reasons:

• to help us understand more about our site and how to improve it

· to help us communicate with you about subjects that may be of interest to you (including our services, activities and fund-raising), either electronically or otherwise

· to allow you to participate in interactive features on our site, when you choose to do so

We offer volunteer user registration to make it as easy as possible for you to apply online for volunteering opportunities.

When you register your interest in volunteering, your contact details (name, address, phone and email) and information on skills may be sent to the organisation hosting the opportunity in order to take your application forward. Please note that when these contact details are sent to an organisation hosting an opportunity, you will be contacted directly by the organisation in question.

Otherwise, the information will never be passed on to a third party without your permission unless we are legally obliged to do so.

We will also retain this information ourselves for as long as necessary. The retention of your information allows us to provide an ongoing service to you as a volunteer and to evaluate the effectiveness of our service.

We ask for information about gender and date of birth to help us with equal opportunities monitoring and, where appropriate and objectively justifiable, to identify suitable age or gender specific opportunities. By choosing to submit this information you consent to the processing of this information by us. Information you provide is also collated to help us to demonstrate our impact to funders and develop our service to further meet users' needs.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. PAVO is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office and complies with all relevant provisions of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties that we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information that we hold about you, under the Data Protection Act 1988. A fee of £10 will be payable to meet our costs in providing you with these details.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Data Controller, PAVO, Plas Dolerw, Milford Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2EH. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us at the above address or email us at as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Privacy notice - Adults Integrated Assessment

If you have been referred to the Older People's Integrated Team by our Community Health and Wellbeing Coordination Service please read this notice, which tells you when and how PAVO will share your information with the team.

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