Website Use Policy

This Website Use and e-Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association (CBKA) website collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of the website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by the CBKA website. (January 2020)

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • when Users visit our site,
  • Registering on the site,
  • Placing an order e.g. for places on a course,
  • Subscribing to the newsletter,
  • fill out a form,
  • and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.

Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information. However this may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer/device and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site. This may include the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. This information does not personally identify the User, but it can help us know how to display our pages for example.

Website use of browser cookies

Our Site will use “cookies” to enhance the user experience. It is the User’s own web browser that allows us to place our cookies on the user’s device. These cookies are for record-keeping purposes and also to keep track of information about the user, such as if the user is logged in or not (Authentication cookie). Users can choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies completely, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If a Users web browser does not accept our cookies, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Cheshire BKA may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

To improve customer service

Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

To personalize user experience

We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

To improve our Site

We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

To process payments

We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature

We may send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

To send periodic emails

We may use the email address to send User information and updates if you have agreed to this. Your email address may also be used to respond to enquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If the User decides to opt in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include Association news, updates or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or an unsubscribe link.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL/TLS secured communication channel. This and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures as and when required.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites. We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites which are linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this website use policy

Cheshire BKA has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will endeavour to post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Website Use Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, we will be sorry not to see you, but please do not use our Site again. Your continued use of the Site following posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

GDPR Policy

The Cheshire BKA GDPR Policy is available here:

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of this site, please Contact Us

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