Privacy policy

We collect certain information or data about you when you use our website. This policy explains what data we collect from you and how we use it.

We may collect the following information:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on this website.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of your email or letter.
  • Details of your visits to our site, including which pages you visit and what you do. This is to enhance your experience of the site and for logged-in members to ensure access to restricted resources.
  • If you login to our site we may collect details of your IP address. This helps us ensure the security of our site by monitoring normal and malicious use of our site.

This helps us to:

  • Keep our records up to date.
  • Improve the website.
  • Contact you in response to a specific enquiry.

Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer by a site when you visit it.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

You can refuse cookies on our website, but this may prevent you from using parts of our site, like creating a membership account, logging in and out booking events and posting contributions to our noticeboard.

We embed videos on our site using Youtube, which sets cookies on your computer once you click on the video player. To find out more about Youtube’s cookies please visit their privacy policy.

We use the Google Analytics service which allows us to monitor how our site is used. Google may set several cookies and these are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to monitor how many visitors come to our site, from where, what pages they visit, what type of browser, computer or device they used. We use this information to improve our website. The Google Analytics cookies collect information in an anonymous form and cannot personally identify you. You can read more about Google’s Privacy Policy here.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should tell you how.

You may also like to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

Sharing your information

We will not share your information with any third parties. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we won’t pass on your details to other websites.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

Disclaimer

Our site may contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.