Privacy Notice – May 2014

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when 2nd Hazel Grove Scout Group collect personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our website;
  • people who post on our website or sign up to our newsletter;
  • people who email us or contact us via our contact form;
  • members of our group.

How other websites capture, store and use personal information or site visitor information is outside our control. As such, we recommend that users read the privacy statements of all organisations and/or websites they visit.

Visitors to our website

The site is hosted at WordPress.com, which is run by Automattic Inc. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns when someone visits our website, www.2ndhazelgove.co.uk, for example the number of users viewing pages on the site, in order to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment to enter a name and email address. Remember that publicly posted information can be captured by third parties. Therefore site visitors post their details on public forums at their own risk. Users wishing to have posts removed from any of our public forums should contact us using the contact form.

People who email us or sign up to our newsletter

Where you provide personal information on this website or via email, it will only be used for the service you requested, for example when asking for information, giving feedback or updating membership records. Email messages sent using our contact form are not published and are kept confidential. However email is not a secure method of transfer so if there is anything confidential or sensitive that you want to discuss please see one of our leaders at a group meeting.

People who sign up to our newsletter can unsubscribe at any time and are given an easy way of doing this at the end of every newsletter.

Members of our group

We have to hold the details of the people who have joined our group in order to operate it. However, we only use these details to manage the group and for other closely related purposes, for example, to send relevant information and updates. Anyone who opts to become a member of our group will receive relevant information and important updates and, when people subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time.

Access to personal information

Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Disclosure of personal information

We may share data supplied by you (or collected about you) with other parts of The Scout Association. We will not disclose your personal data to any other third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as if the health and safety of others is at risk or if the law requires us to pass on information.

See the Scout Association Privacy Policy at http://scouts.org.uk/privacy-policy/ for more information.

How to contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy and/ or the processing of your data are welcome, and should be sent using the contact form on our website.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 17 May 2014.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Analytical/Tracking cookies (Google Analytics) may be used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to measure the usage of the site, tailor site content and provide valuable feedback to the site owners (which pages are more popular etc.).Theses cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

For full details about the cookies used by Google Analytics, visit the following website:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

We embed videos from YouTube, which may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

How to stop cookies

If you do not wish to use cookies set by this site, you can choose to stop them in your browser. Please remember that some cookies are useful for site owners and help provide a better experience for the user.

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 www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Copyright and disclaimer

All content on this site is copyright protected. All photographs that appear on this website are taken by members or leaders, and are copyright of their owner.

Any views that are posted on this website are not necessarily the views of the Scout Association.

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