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Privacy Statement and Disclaimer


1st Burnham-on-Sea Scout Group takes the issue of privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting and respecting our users’ privacy online. This Privacy Statement sets out our current data processing practices and should be read in conjunction with our terms and conditions. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, you should contact us at Info Mailbox or email the Group Scout Leader: Toby Beard.

The information we collect

We will never share your personal information with a 3rd party for commercial purposes. We may share your data for other purposes outlined in this policy.

Sharing of data

We may share data supplied by you (or collected about you) with other parts of The Scout Association eg Moors and Coastal Scout District. To help answer your enquiry.

Legal jurisdiction

All personal information and details held on and processed by computers situated in the United Kingdom.

Disclosure of data by order of a Court and Security

We reserve the right to communicate a Member’s personal information as we hold to third parties who are empowered by regulation, statute or order of a court.

We have security measures in place to protect our customer database. Access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains each Member’s responsibility:

  • to keep their password secret
  • to protect against unauthorised access to your personal details
  • to search and obtain only the data specifically required and allowed for relating to their role.

Use of cookies by The Scout Association

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookie Settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The Data Protection act

You can obtain further information about data protection laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/data_protection.

Contacting www.burnhamonseascouts.org.uk

If you want to contact us to raise any questions about this privacy statement, or any general matters relating to www.burnhamonseascouts.org.uk, you can contact us using this email address: info@burnhamonseascouts.org.uk.

Please use this address if you wish to request from us a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Please note that under English law we are entitled to charge you a fee for providing this service.

Social Media

The group operates one Social media account on Twitter @bosscouts and Facebook /burnhamonseascouts this is only used as an alternative method of keeping interested parties informed about updates to the website and events that are happening.

The group does not have any control over the use of members social media sites (Facebook, Flickr Instagram, Twitter etc) that may be used by parents or youth members; individuals are responsible for the content of their own social media account.

We request that all parents are mindful of any content that you or your child may post to this type of site and that any pictures that are set in a scouting context should not bring the Group or movement into disrepute or put young people at risk. We would also ask that you don’t post pictures of other young people unless you have express permission of the other young peoples parents/guardians.

Google Analytics

Visitors to this website who have javascript enabled are tracked using Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects the following types of information from users:

  • Type of user agent (web browser) used, software manufacture and version number.
  • Type of operating system
  • Screen colors (color processing ability of the users screen)
  • Javascript support
  • Flash version
  • Screen resolution
  • Network location and IP address
    • Can include country, city, state, region, county, or any other geographic data.
    • Hostname
    • Bandwidth (internet connection speed)
  • Time of visit
  • Pages visited
  • Time spent on each page of the website
  • Referring site statistics
    • The website (URI) the user came through in order to arrive at this website (example: clicking on a hyperlink from Yahoo.com that took the user to this website)
    • Search engine query used (example: typing in a phrase into a search engine like Google, and clicking on a link from that search engine)

This data is only used to optimise our website for our visitors.
This data DOES NOT include any personalised identification information such as:

  • Names
  • Phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Mailing addresses
  • Bank account numbers
  • Credit card information

1st Burnham-on-Sea Scout Group Data Protection Policy can be found here. Also, to get in contact with 1st Burnham-on-Sea Scout Group with regards to a Subject Access Request (SAR), please email Info Mailbox.

Edition: January 2021