Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  2nd February 2018 (v2.1)

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This Privacy Policy is for www.savemanstonairport.org.uk and served by the Save Manston Airport association and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

Our full Cookies Policy can be found here.

 

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

User Registration

As part of our experience, we welcome users registering with the site’s membership, in order to gain access to additional documentation and information about the campaign to Save Manston Airport.

As such, we collect the following identifiable data from users:

  • First Name and Surname
  • Email Address
  • Post Code
  • IP Address

Post Codes are collected to allow us to contact you in future with further information about SMAa Reach-Out events or consultations in your area.

Collection of IP addresses is regrettably part of our registration system which cannot be switched off, and are used to help maintain website security.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about progress with the campaign to Save Manston Airport.  Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion, by the following means:

  • By using the mailing list signup form, on the right-hand side of most pages on the website; or
  • By registering for membership on this website, where email addresses which pass validation are automatically added to our mailing list.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.  All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.  No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email.  Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation.  Such tracked activity may include: the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity (this is by no means a comprehensive list).

This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system.  This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. Users may also unsubscribe by contacting us using our Contact Form.

User and Website Security

This website employs different measures in order to protect the integrity of the system, and the safety and security of its users and their data.

As part of this, the website routinely stores the IP address of each user who accesses it, whether human or bot, in order to help prevent spam, DDoS, brute force or hacking attacks.

In doing so, it may become necessary to transfer IP address data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing, storing and shared protection.  All external third-party Service Providers enter into a contract that requires them to use your Personal Information only for the provision of services to us and in a manner that is consistent with this policy. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is stored securely.

Unfortunately, the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion, such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages.  By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs (this is an example: http://bit.ly/23VQIFj).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners.  Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Access to your information

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you.  If you wish to receive a copy of all information that we hold on you please send us a Subject Access Request (SAR) via our Contact Form (a fee may be charged for this service).

Resources & Further Information

Save Manston Airport association

committee@savemanstonairport.org.uk