Privacy and data protection
We collect and use personal information about the people we deal with, such as current and prospective members, newsletter subscribers, suppliers, and others with whom we communicate. We recognise that, in relation to such personal information, we must be fully compliant with the applicable law and comply with the principles it establishes for the collection, processing and disclosure of this information.
Website: We do not track or retain any information about you when you view our website. Your visit here is 100 percent private apart from any consequences of the cookies mentioned below (over which we have no control).
Events: If you register for an event, as part of that process we ask you for permission to use your personal data to administer the event and possibly to share your identity with the venue (which will be notified to you in advance) for security purposes. To withdraw your consent at any time, or if you have any questions about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The following is a list of cookies that we are aware of that may be put on your computer (or phone/tablet) by browsing pages on this website. There may be others or these may change and while we will try to keep this list up to date, it is created manually by examining a feature present in many browser programs (such as Chrome or Microsoft Edge – this is an ‘advanced feature’ and is called something like ‘developer tools’) that can show information about cookies. If you are using such a browser you can open that tool and check our information. If you spot a problem please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
|__utma||Third party, persistent||2 years||Set by MailChimp (.list-manage.com) only if completing Newsletter subscription form|
|__utmb||First party, persistent||1 day||Set by WordPress|
|__utmb __utmc __utmt __utmz||Third party||See first party entries||Versions of these four cookies (with different text contents) are also set by MailChimp (.list-manage.com) only if completing Newsletter subscription form|
|__utmc||First party, session||This viewing session only||Set by WordPress|
|__utmt||First party, persistent||1 day||Set by WordPress|
|__utmz||First party, persistent||18 months||Set by WordPress|
|AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT||Third-party, session||This viewing session only||Set by MailChimp (.list-manage.com) only if completing Newsletter subscription form|
|viewed-cookie-policy||First party, persistent||1 year||Set by WordPress - a simple yes or no indicator|
Information on specific cookies may be found by searching at for example http://www.cookiepedia.co.uk
The information given there for __utmb indicates that it is ‘one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance’. It is worth stressing, therefore, that we do not use any information from this cookie (and indeed the other Google Analytics-related cookies) in any way.
Opting out from cookies on this site
There is no mechanism for us to operate this website without cookies, so you have two options if you do not want the cookies to be put on your PC (or mobile/laptop). The first is to set your browser preferences to block all cookies. Surprisingly, this has no effect on the operation of our website but as a general setting it could prevent you using many popular websites unless you make an exception for each such site individually. The second option is to not revisit this site. We hope you will continue to visit – and indeed, if you have not signed up for our newsletter, do that as well by clicking HERE