Privacy, GDPR, cookies and terms

When you provide us with your personal information, ie when you contact us or purchase a membership or goods from us, we take reasonable precautions to protect that information. We may share your details within the Guild in order to best help you, but we will never sell or pass your details outside of the Guild nor use it for unnecessary purposes. We will only pass your details to our third party provider, Stripe, if you explicitly opt in – ie you use our online payments service.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This new regulation defines your rights over your personal data when you interact with the Guild. In order for us to hold and use your personal data, you must explicitly opt in. This is usually done when you purchase or maintain a membership with us or purchase a place on one of our courses.

We require certain items of personal data in order to provide you with your membership or training course. The items of personal data we ask for in order to provide you with your membership is your name, your address, your telephone number and where you provide it, your email address. We use this information as follows:

  • To provide you with and maintain your membership to the Guild

  • To keep in touch with you about your membership of the Guild and the activities of the Guild

  • To provide you with, and keep you up to date with, your upcoming course or taster session

We only keep your data for as long as you are a member of the Guild. When your membership lapses or you cancel your membership, all the data we hold on you is deleted

We do not sell your data. We do not pass your data onto third parties, with the following exception:

  • If you use our online payments service, provided by Stripe, your payment details are securely passed directly to Stripe in order for them to process your payment. They are not seen, stored or accessible by the Guild. They will only collect personal data that is required to process your payment

You have a right to see the information we hold on you at any time. You can do this by contacting the Secretary.

You have a right to have any incorrect information we hold on you corrected. Please contact the Secretary to do this.

You have a right to request that we delete any personal data we hold on you at any time. This is also known as your right to be forgotten. Please contact the Secretary if you would like to exercise this right. Please note though that if you request we delete any data we hold on you, we may not be able to provide you with membership to the Guild or your upcoming course or taster session

If you are not a member of the Guild and you contact us, we may need to collect personal data from you (such as your name, address, phone number or email address) in order to adequately respond to your request. We will always ask you for this information if we need it and ask you if we can share it within the Guild if necessary in order to respond to your request.

Finally, should the Guild need to change what data we collect from you and/or how we process it, we will let you know and give you the opportunity to opt in to these changes.

Third party services

The Guild uses two third party services - these are detailed below. We only collect and process personal data with one of these services, Stripe:

Stripe

Payments on this website are processed by Stripe on behalf of the Guild. The nature of the service they provide means personal data is collected. The personal data collect is limited to only what is required in order to process your payment, and is transferred directly to Stripe - it is not collected, stored or accessible by the Guild. By using our online payments service, you are consenting to Stripe collecting and processing your personal data in order to process your payment. You can opt out of this not using our online payments service.

For information on the use of personal data and cookies by Stripe, please click here to view the Stripe privacy policy

Google Analytics

On our website, we use Google Analytics to help us analyse how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses cookies (see section ‘Cookies’ below) to collect anonymous data about our visitors. Examples of the data collected includes how many times the site is visited, the countries our visitors are from (based on their internet service provider) and which pages on our website our visitors view. We cannot personally identify any individual through the data collected by Google Analytics. This includes your part of your computer’s unique address, known as an IP address, - our configuration of Google Analytics means this data is anonymised by not being collected in full. Data collected by Google Analytics is sent to Google and used to compile statistical reports for this site only.

For more information on Google Analytics and how they collect and process data, please click here. You can stop Google Analytics collecting data by setting your browser’s Do Not Track setting, or through this link

Cookies

Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer. They enhance your experience using the website, such as remembering where you are in the payment process. They also help us receive anonymous data about website usage. If you do not accept cookies on our website, your user experience may be affected. 

Our statistics service, Google Analytics, uses cookies. As explained above, the purpose of this is to collect anonymous data about usage of this website. You can opt out of this at any time by setting your browser’s Do Not Track setting, or through this link

Stripe, our payment services provider, uses cookies. These may be used when you use our online payments service in order for them to process your payment. Opting out of these may affect your ability to use our online payments service. For more information please view the Stripe privacy policy and cookies policy

Terms

If you use our online payments service, please be aware that this is provided by Stripe and as such you are subject to their policies which are detailed above.

All content on this site, unless otherwise stated, is Copyright © The Yorkshire Dry Stone Walling Guild and its contributors and should not be used without our permission. We ask you not to copy, reproduce or otherwise edit or use our content. Commercial use, including charitable, of our content requires our express permission. Personal use, including academic, is permitted without prior permission.

Any links to other websites, details about events or news items that we publish is provided "as is" and without warranty - we accept no responsibility for errors or omissions, nor for the content of third party websites. Provision of such material does not suggest or confirm endorsement by The Yorkshire Dry Stone Walling Guild.