The Bluebell Walk Partnership is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to email@example.com or by writing to Bluebell Walk, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road, Arlington, Nr. Polegate, BN26 6SH.
We are the Bluebell Walk Partnership, consisting of John & Carolyn McCutchan, Philippa & Michael Vine who maintain Beatons Wood and the walks and facilities around Bates Green Farm. The registered address is Bates Green Farm, Tyehill Road, Arlington, Nr. Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6SH.
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you register to receive our newsletter. We also obtain information that you provide via comments cards during your visit, quizzes and competition entries.
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.
We may use your information to:
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the Bluebell Walk Partnership for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive newsletters from us about the work on maintaining the bluebell wood and various walks and of the status of the bluebells during open season, then you can select your choice by ticking the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your information.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post [if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted]. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email:firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Bluebell Walk, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road,Arlington Nr. Polegate BN26 6SH.
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: email@example.com or by writing to Bluebell Walk, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road,Arlington Nr. Polegate BN26 6SH.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge £10 for information requests to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We do not analyse your personal information in any way.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian`s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
Currently any information that we hold about you is stored in data centres located in the UK.
If, as part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us is transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”), we will update this Policy accordingly. By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are relocated in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in January 2019.