We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24/05/18.
Who we are
This website is owned by Walkers are Welcome Otley
Our website address is: https://waw-otley.org.uk/
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
(1) information that you voluntarily submit to us (“User-Supplied Information”); (2) technical data automatically collected from all visitors to our website (described below under “Passive Data Collection”).
We may collect user-supplied information when you choose to provide us with your personal information via this website, either by sending us an email or using our contact form to ask a question.
Passive Data Collection.
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
- Pages you visit, referring url and other details about your device.
- Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this to help us improve our website.
What we do with the information we gather
We only use the information you supply to assist in dealing with your inquiry.
We may use passively collected data to monitor aggregate website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
All images on this website are the sole property of Walkers are Welcome Otley.
We do not store information from our contact form in any databases and do not share this information with any third parties, when you fill out the contact form and submit your enquiry it will generate an email to us.
Like most web based services, when you use our website we may automatically receive and record information. We may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs (also known as “web beacons”) and “cookies”, to collect this information.
1. Cookies and Other Automated Means of Passive Data Collection
This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.
Cookies store information about your activities on a website or other platform. For example, cookies can store your session information for easy sign-in to a website or other platform you have previously visited.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A clear GIF is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a website. The use of a clear GIF allows the website to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the clear GIF. It makes it easier to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a website.
Clear GIFs, which can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the Clear GIF, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the Clear GIF was viewed.
2. What Information Do We Passively Collect?
The information that we may collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on our website, the frequency and duration of your visits, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to our website).
3. How Do We Use Passively Collected Data?
We may use passively-collected data to monitor aggregate website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and administer, operate, and improve our website.
4. What Cookies Do We Use and Why? We use the following types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are used for the sole purpose of either (i) carrying out a transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or (ii) to allow the provider of an information society service to provide such service as explicitly requested by you.
Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘first’ or ‘third party’ cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by waw-otley.org.uk). Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
Session cookies allow website operators to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies on the other hand are cookies which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. We use both session and persistent cookies.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, and the specific purposes for which we use them, in the preference window.
5. How To Disable or Remove Cookies
You can configure your Internet browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies completely or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of our website.
Embedded content from other websites
This site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use an analytics package that helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and our analytics package anonymizes IP addresses. All data captured is stored on our server and is not shared with any third parties.
The information that we may collect could include, for example, your Anomynized IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on our website, the frequency and duration of your visits, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to our website).
Who we share your data with
We do not share data with any third parties.
How long we retain your data
Data submitted using our contact form is not retained.
Analytics data is retained indefinitely, however this data does not contain any Personally Identifiable Information.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information..
Who has access
The Owner and website Admin has access.
What rights you have over your data
You can open the privacy center using the button below or use the forms to exercise your rights under the GDPR Regulations.
Where we send your data
All data is retained on our server including analytics data and we do not send or share access to your data with third parties.
How we protect your data
The security of your information is important to us, including, but not limited to, the personal information collected via our website. We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal information under our control, both during the transmission and once we receive it. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of firewalls and encryption. Although we make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such personal information, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If we learn of a security breach involving your personal information, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using our website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our website.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Changes and Updates