Brighton & Lewes Beekeepers Website Privacy Policy

The Brighton & Lewes Beekeepers (B&LB) is a Division of the Sussex Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy (together with our websites terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email or writing to the Secretary. The rules on processing of personal data are set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who are we?
We, the B&LB, are one of the county’s divisions of the SBKA dedicated to assisting in our area of Sussex. We are classed under the GDPR regulations as a data controller. That means we decide how your personal data we receive is processed and for what purposes. The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), of which we are part, is a registered charity (no. 212025).

How do we collect information from you?
When using our website, we obtain information about you when you:
Contact us
Place advertisements for you regarding equipment you wish to sell or out-apiary sites you may be offering
The website does not collect, receive or process personal information regarding membership applications and renewals or regarding training and assessment as this is dealt with directly by the appropriate officer.

What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, phone number, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?
To provide you with feedback/information
Your data may be used for website statistical work
For Officers, to facilitate the working of the B&LB
For advertisers to facilitate the sale/offer being made

What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
Our lawful basis for processing your general personal data under article 6 of GDPR is as follows
Consent of the data subject: we will directly ask for your consent to process data

Who has access to your information?
Only the B&LB requires access to personal information such as name, address, phone and email details in order to:We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Unless requested by you or by law (e.g. by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime) we will not pass your details to any third party.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of ‘cookies’
Unlike many other websites, the B&LB website does not use cookies. (Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual).

Our website contains links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.

16 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. We do not process anyone’s data aged under 16 without their parent’s/guardian’s explicit permission. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe
This will not happen.

How to make a complaint
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the B&LB Secretary.
If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 03031231113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.

Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.

Review of this Policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

This Policy was last updated in March 2019.