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Welcome to the environment update for August 2018. July has been a
WERRA is 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 will only collect information that we believe is necessary for us to inform or represent you as an association.
WERRA 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 15 July 2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as address and post code
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our services.
- If you have consented, we may periodically send promotional emails about local news other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
- We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to residents needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and we are unable to determine which pages an individual has viewed.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Sharing your data with other organisations
As a voluntary organisation, we need to use services provided by other organisatios.
GoCardless – GoCardless are a UK company that provide a direct debit service allowing members to pay their membership subscription online. GoCardless will collect the required information to process a direct debit and contact details to notify you of any problems or to remind you of the annual payment. WERRA have access to your name, address and contact details. At no time are your bank account details shared with WERRA. The GoCardless privacy statement can be found here.
MailChimp – We use MailChimp to organise any email subscriptions you have signed up for. Our website is directly connected to MailChimp and we have access to your name and emaill address. As well as the information you provide to MailChimp they will also collect further information such as whether you have opened an email or clicked through to our website.
Links to other websites
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 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.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 63 Heatherside Road, West Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9UJ.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to, or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.