Privacy Policy

This is a statement about Heswall u3a’s policy towards Privacy and Cookies, in relation to EU regulations on the subject.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms
We use Contact Forms on this site, this is to allow you to contact us easily and Vice Versa. We collect your Name, Email Address, Telephone Number and your Message. You should not enter any information into your message which you would consider to be of High Value, such as your Bank Account details or National Insurance number. The information that you enter into the contact form is emailed to Heswall u3a. In the short term a copy of the information is stored within the website.


What are Cookies?
A Cookie is a small piece of information which a web site stores on your computer. Generally Cookies are quite benign but some sharp operators are using them in clever and devious ways that you may not approve of. For example, they can be used to track your interests as you browse the web.

Your viewing of this web site means that you agree to the use of Cookies, in this manner. If you do not agree then you should quit this web site and/or configure your browser to reject Cookies.

If you visit our login page, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies and the Law
In May 2011 the law relating to Cookies changed making it illegal to record them on a computer without the user’s specific consent – unless the Cookie is essential for the current transaction. This is equivalent to ticking the box at the bottom of an order form allowing the supplier or their partners to contact you with further offers.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics is a free software tool created by Google that helps digital professionals monitor and analyze website traffic. It collects data by placing a cookie on a user’s browser when they visit your site, thereby providing insights such as how many users you have, where they are from, and which pages they click on. Google Privacy Policy

How long we retain your data
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.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
No personal data will be shared with a third party except when it meets Data Protection Act 1998.

What data breach procedures we have in place
All data is held within the UK and is processed within the UK and as such come under UK Data Protection Legislation.

The data that is held, consists of Name, Email address and Mobile Telephone number, and is held online for the shortest period possible to mitigate against such leakages of data. If any breach does to take place, we will inform those people identified within the information disclosure without undue delay. The data that we will hold is considered to be of low risk.