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Privacy policy

The Open Spaces Society is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

  • information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering as a member with us
  • information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters
  • any other information that you choose to send us

Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use “session” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one

Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website

We may use your personal information to:

  • administer the website
  • enable your use of the services available on the website
  • send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website
  • send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you
  • send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post
  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Worldpay. You should only provide your personal information to Worldpay after reviewing the Worldpay privacy policy (available at www.worldpay.com). We will share information with Worldpay only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.

Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

International data transfers

We do not, and have no plans to, transfer data to any country outside the UK, and will change our privacy policy should this situation change

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password and firewall protected) server. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted (using SSL technology)

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Access to your information and contact details

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00). We will respond within 40 days. Contact us

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or content and practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. (webmaster@oss.org.uk)

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please contact us

This website privacy policy is based on a template created by www.template-contracts.co.uk and distributed by www.website-law.co.uk

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The Open Spaces Society  25a Bell Street  Henley-on-Thames  RG9 2BA    Tel: 01491 573535    Email: hq@oss.org.uk

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