Privacy Policy

Warwickshire Beekeepers Association Privacy Policy
Warwickshire Beekeepers Association is committed to respecting privacy of members and users of the website. We have developed this policy because we want you to feel confident about the privacy and security of your personal information.
Who we are
This privacy policy governs the manner in which Warwickshire Beekeepers Association (a charity registered in England – registration number 500276) also hereafter referred to as “WBKA”, “Us” or “We” – uses, maintains and discloses information collected from members and users of our websites (the “Data”). It does not apply to any other organisation or to any other organisation’s websites
Personal information collection
We may request or collect personal information from online users in a variety of ways, including through online forms for ordering products and services, and other instances where users are invited to volunteer such information. “Personal information” in this privacy policy, we mean information, which identifies you as an individual, or is capable of doing so – for example, your name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth and billing information.
Non-personally identifying information
We may also collect information on how users interact with our websites by using cookies and log files which may include your Internet Protocol (IP), browser “user-agent”, pages viewed and other activities similar activities.
Cookie policy
This site may use cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies (http://www.aboutcookies.org) website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it may mean that your experience on our website will be limited.
How will we use the information?
WBKA may use the personally identifiable information collected to contact members and users regarding news and events organised by WBKA or one of its branches. We may also use information provided for research, and statistical analysis. We will not in any way share this information with a third party unless you specifically authorise such disclosures. We will also use your information for processing your order(s) and managing and administering your account, delivering any services products or information requested by you, responding to enquiries or complaints and for verifying your identity.
Length of data retention and data maintenance
The time period for which we keep information varies according to what the information is used for. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed.
The data may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by WBKA. We employ industry standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information, but whilst we cannot guarantee that any loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, every effort is made to prevent such occurrences.
Access to your information
If you wish to find out what personal information WBKA holds about you, please tell us and give us any relevant information (such as your full name, address) to enable us to locate the information about you because this will speed up our reply. We may be able to provide the specific information you want without you having to make a formal request. You can make a formal request if you want to know what personal information we hold about you. In this case, please put your request in writing and send it via email to the webmaster. You may be charged an administration fee of ten pounds sterling.
Please be aware that communications over the Internet, such as emails/webmails, are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may route through a number of countries before being delivered – this is the nature of the World Wide Web/Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.
Transferring your information outside the EEA
It may sometimes be necessary to transfer your personal information to companies located in countries outside of the European Economic Area. This may happen when our service providers are based outside the EEA. The data protection and other laws of these countries may not be as comprehensive as those in the UK or the EU – in these instances we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights are respected.
Your responsibilities
If the information we hold about you is inaccurate, please let us know and we will make the necessary amendments and confirm that these have been made. If any of your information changes, it is your responsibility to notify us about the change as soon as possible. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that all usernames and passwords issued to you are kept safe and secure.
Changes to our privacy policy
We may change our privacy policy from time to time or how your data is processed under the Data Protection Act. New policies will be published on our web site.