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Privacy policy and cookies information


Hurst Village Halls collects personal information about users of its website. This privacy policy explains:

What information will we collect about you?

We will collect information about you if you complete a contact form on this website and send it to us.

We will also collect personal information about website usage through cookies (see the section on Cookies, Google Analytics and third party cookies below) and server logs, which track the IP addresses of users visiting our site and the pages they visit.

How we will use the information

We will not sell, license or trade your personal information without your consent. We will not share your personal information with others unless they are acting under our instructions or we are required to do so by law.

Information collected via our server logs includes users' IP addresses and the web pages visited; this will be used to manage the web system and troubleshoot problems.

We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to understand how visitors engage with our website and so we can improve it. See the section on Google Analytics below.

Cookies, Google Analytics and third party cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to help us analyse how users use our site. A cookie is a small data file able to track the online movements of an individual. This information could potentially be used to build an online profile of individuals and uniquely locate them in the world.

To help you to understand more about them more detailed information about the cookies we use is given in the separate sections below:

For further information on cookies visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org or http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies that are stored on your computer; the above websites tell you how to do this. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use or navigate through most parts of our website, although some functionality may be lost.

Cookies

This website does not use session or other cookies directly.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help us to understand how you make use of our content and work out how we can make things better. These cookies follow your progress through our website, collecting anonymous data on where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the site. This data is then stored by Google in order to create reports. These cookies do not store your personal data.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The Google website contains further information about Analytics and a copy of Google's privacy policy.

Other parts of the Halls website also store cookies on your computer to track user traffic patterns. We do this to see how the website is used, to determine page popularity, to help security and for general statistical purposes. Some of this information may be held on servers in the United States, however only companies participating in the Safe Habor agreement, the mechanism for ensuring personal information has adequate protection when transferred outside the UK, are used for this purpose.

The following table gives details of the different types of Google Analytics cookies that are used on this website.

Type of cookie Cookie name How long does it stay on my computer? What is it for? What information does it contain?
Google Analytics _utma For two years from when it is set Automatically set when visiting any of our pages. Enables the use of the Google Analytics web statistics service. These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to our website.
Google Analytics _utmb For 30 minutes after your last activity on the site Automatically set when visiting any of our pages. Enables the use of the Google Analytics web statistics service. These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to our website.
Google Analytics _utmc When you close your browser Automatically set when visiting any of our pages. Enables the use of the Google Analytics web statistics service. These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to our website.
Google Analytics _utmz For six months from when it is set Automatically set when visiting any of our pages. Enables the use of the Google Analytics web statistics service. These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to our website

How we will protect information about you

We do our utmost to protect your privacy. The Data Protection Act 1998 obliges us to follow security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us in order to avoid unauthorised loss or access. As such we have implemented procedures to protect information from unauthorised disclosure, misuse or destruction.

How you can access your information

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of particular personal information we hold about you then please contact us. We may make a small charge for this service.

Other websites and the scope of this privacy policy

This website contains links to other sites. This privacy policy applies to this website only so if you link to others you may want to read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This policy was last updated in March 2013.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

Hurst Village Halls, School Road, Hurst, Berkshire RG10 0DR

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