Privacy and Cookies policy

  1. Introduction

1.1       We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

1.2       This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3       We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

1.4       Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the publication of your information. You can contact us at any time to chance your privacy settings.

1.5       In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to the Forest of Marston Vale. For more information about us, see Section 13.

1.6       This privacy policy was last updated on 22/5/2018

  1. Credit

2.1       This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).

  1. Collecting personal information

3.1          In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a)        the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b)       the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(c)        the legal bases of the processing.

3.2       We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

3.3       We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your name and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.4       We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address and profile pictures The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.5       We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data"). The service data may include your name and email address. The source of the service data is you. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.6       We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.7       We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.8       We may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information ("customer relationship data"). The customer relationship data may include your name and your contact details. The source of the customer relationship data is you. The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting our products and services to customers. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.9       We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website ("transaction data"). The transaction data may include your contact details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely the administration of our website and business.

3.10     We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.11     We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

3.12     We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

3.13     We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

3.14     In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.15     Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

  1. Providing your personal data to others

4.1       We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy. This consists of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust, Marston Vale Services t/a the Forest Centre ltd or Marston Vale Farms Ltd.

4.2       We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.3       Financial transactions relating to our website and services are handled by our payment services providers, Paypal, Stripe and Go Cardless. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers' privacy policies and practices here:

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Stripe: https://stripe.com/gb/privacy

Go Cardless: https://prismic-io.s3.amazonaws.com/gocardless%2F7771e6dc-9885-4a69-8361-513e747a6f28_privacy-notice-v0518-0.pdf

4.4       We may disclose your enquiry data to one or more of those selected third party suppliers of goods and services identified on our website for the purpose of enabling them to fulfil their contract of the goods/services you’ve purchased from them, via our website. Each such third party will act as a data controller in relation to the enquiry data that we supply to it; and upon contacting you, each such third party will supply to you a copy of its own privacy policy, which will govern that third party's use of your personal data.

4.5       In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

  1. International transfers of your personal data

5.1       In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

5.2       Our payment providers Paypal and Stripe have offices and facilities in the USA. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws the USA. Transfers to the USA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission. We do not have access to this data – it is entered directly by the customer into Paypal/Stripe and handled directly by their systems.

5.3       You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

  1. Retaining and deleting personal data

6.1       This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

6.2       Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.3       We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a)        Names and email addresses given when signing up to our website for any reason will be retained for a period of 7 years on the Raising IT platform as their ‘account’. Additional information (e.g. address, telephone number, gender) can be given but is not required. This information can be accessed and amended at any time at: www.marstonvale.org/my-details. If the customer asks for their details to be fully removed from our website then we will contact the owners of our web platform, Raising IT, to anonymise the information. If consent has been given for an email address to be added to our newsletter, the customer can unsubscribe from this at any time on Mailchimp. This will not affect their ‘account’ on www.marstonvale.org

(b) When booking some events, it is mandatory to provide a phone number/dietary requirements – this will only be kept in relation to the specific event. This information will be retained for a period of 7 years on the Raising IT platform, but a customer can request that it be deleted at any time.

6.4       In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:

(a)        Account information given when signing up to the website will be retained for 7 years, or until a customer asks for it to be removed.

6.5       Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

  1. Amendments

7.1       We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

7.2       You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

7.3       We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.

  1. Your rights

8.1       In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

8.2       Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)        the right to access;

(b)       the right to rectification;

(c)        the right to erasure;

(d)       the right to restrict processing;

(e)       the right to object to processing;

(f)        the right to data portability;

(g)        the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h)       the right to withdraw consent.

8.3       You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data by visiting marstonvale.org/my-details when logged into our website.

8.4       You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

8.5       In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed]. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

8.6       In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

8.7       You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

8.8       You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

8.9       You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

8.10     To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a)        consent; or

(b)       that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,

             and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

8.11     If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

8.12     To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

8.13     You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.

  1. About cookies

9.1       A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

9.2       Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

9.3       Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

  1. Cookies that we use

10.1     We use cookies for the following purposes:

 

Cookie Name

Used by

Description

Expiration

__utma

Google Analytics

Stores the amount of visits of a user, the time of their first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.  

2 years from set/update

__utmz

Google Analytics

This performance cookie stores where a user came from (eg. search engine, search keyword, link).

6 months from set/update

_ga and _gid

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish between website users in Google Analytics.

2 years and 2 hours

_gat_UA-XXXXXXXX-X (where the Xs are replaced by the Google Analytics ID number)

Google Analytics

Used to moderate calls to the Google Analytics service.

1 minute

__unam

ShareThis

Set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only identifies a user if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them consent. Checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.

14 months

cc_cookie_accept

Website

Stores whether the user has accepted the cookie message or not.

365 days

ASP.NET_SessionId

Website

Used for authenticating a user's session after logging in. Closes when you exit the browser.

End of session

ARRAffinity

Website

Tells our infrastructure which server to handle the request.

End of session

MemberLoggedIn

Website

A binary flag which stores whether a user is logged in or not.

End of session

ai_session and ai_user

Website

Tracks users as they navigate the website predominately for infrastructure performance insights.

1 day

DisplayName

Website

Keeps track of a donors preference to show their name during a Direct Debit.

End of session

IDE,  DSID,

_ct_rmm

Doubleclick.net

These cookies are managed by DoubleClick, an advertising platform we use to display adverts. They help us identify which visitors to our website have seen or clicked one of our adverts.

2 years from set/update

__cfduid

CloudFlare

Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis

365 days

 

  1. Cookies used by our service providers

11.1     Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

11.2     We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

  1. Managing cookies

12.1     Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)        https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)       https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)        http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)       https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)       https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)        https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

12.2     Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

12.3     If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

  1. Our details

13.1     This website is owned and operated by The Forest of Marston Vale.

13.2     We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 3462405, and our registered office is at The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, MK43 0PR.

13.3     Our principal place of business is at the above address.

13.4     You can contact us:

(a)        by post, to the postal address given above;

(b)       using our website contact form;

(c)        by telephone, on 01234 762615; or

(d)       by email, using [email protected]

  1. Data protection officer

14.1     Our data protection officer's contact details are: Grant Sorrell and he can be contacted by phone on 01234 762616 or by email on [email protected]