Your personal data – what is it?
“Personal data” is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photographs, videos, email address, or address). Identification can be directly using the data itself or by combining it with other information which helps to identify a living individual.
The processing of personal data is governed by legislation relating to personal data which applies in the United Kingdom including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and other legislation relating to personal data and rights such as the Human Rights Act.
Who are we?
Current members need to request access to the private part of the website. In requesting that access they need to provide their names and email addresses only.
This personal data is used within the private part of the website to enable effective communication with and between current members. It is not made available to third parties and is not used for marketing purposes.
This personal data only remains on the website for as long as a person is a paid-up current member and wishes to be able to access the private areas of the website.
In addition to the above personal data, personal information that members submit for publication on the website either as content on public pages or as content within the newsletter will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. In submitting such information, members expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
What information do we collect on our website?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views) any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the webserver to identify and track the web browser. Cookies can identify users, remember preferences, and help users complete tasks without having to re-enter information when visiting multiple pages or returning to your site. This helps provide a more personalised and smoother user experience.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of most websites.
Third party websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
Using your personal data
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the personal data we hold about you or to exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints at:
The Data Controller: NGS-IOW Support