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Kielder Water Sailing Club

Changes to this privacy notice

Our full Data protection Policy can be found here.

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 30th December 2013.

The information below covers our policies for this website regarding:

Privacy Policy Introduction

The Club Website is a valuable communication medium, but presents issues regarding member privacy. This policy is designed to address these issues. It is based on the recommendations of the National Grid For Learning; details of which can be found at

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites
  • people who use our services, eg who subscribe to our newsletter or login to our website via an approved login identity

Your Privacy

If you contact us via the website we will collect your email address and such other information as we need to provide you with the information you select. We will only use this personal information to provide you with the services you select. Member details may be collected via the 'Change of Personal Details' page. Again these will only be used for member contact and will not be divulged or sold to third parties. emails collected in this manner may be used to help with our Dutyman function to manage our sailing programme rota.

Visitors to our websites

When you visit our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website except where you request services from us such as making a booking or requesting a newsletter. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Publication Of Personal Details

Personal details will only be published with the express permission of the individuals involved. Even then, such details should be restricted e.g. occasionally, telephone numbers. It should always be borne in mind that parts of the website can be accessed by anyone - not just Club members. We will not routinely publish any members email addresses on the website other than potentially in the member's only area of the site.

Disclosure of Personal Information

In all circumstances we will not disclose personal data we hold about you without your consent. Such disclosure will only be used for the purposes intended.

Publication Of Images

Publication of images of members, especially children, again has issues with regard to protecting identity. To this end, the core principal of the policy is that if we publish a name, we do not publish a picture. If we publish a picture, we do not publish a name.

Images will usually be in the form of general photographs of members taking part in an activity, or of groups.

Permission must be sought from subjects in either of the following cases:

A close-up image An occasion where we may wish to identify a subject by name

Image content must be appropriate. When publishing images, the subjects must be appropriately dressed. In particular, images of Juniors sailing during the summer may well portray them wearing swimsuits. While this dress is appropriate for the activity, it may not be appropriate for publication on the website.

Reporting Inappropriate Content

If inappropriate content is discovered on the website, then in the first instance the webmaster should be contacted via the feedback page.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

How to contact us

Individuals are welcome to contact us to obtain details of the information that is held about them.

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be emailed to us or:

  • by post: Steve Gibbon, Cornmill Cottage, Station Road, Bardon Mill, Northumberland NE47 7HY or
  • by phone: +44 (0)1434 344383


Use of cookies by Kielder Water Sailing Club

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

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. Cookies are just harmless files. Cookies cannot look into information stored on your hard-drive. It is technically impossible for cookies to read personal information. Cookies can only store data that is provided by the server or generated by an explicit user action.

The table below describes this sites use of cookies and their type. Where cookies are persistent the duration of that cookie is provided.

One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set (see ‘Essential site cookie’ below). Another cookie is essential and used to prevent repeatedly asking the user if they accept site cookies.


CookieTypeDurationPurposeMore information
unique id Session Lasts until the browser window closes. Records the session id and is set by the Content Management System to ensure all accesses on all pages are from the same user. Partly used for security therefore. Essential when logging into the site as a registered user. Until the Content Management System is changed (and it may not) this cookie is regarded as essential.
fs Set period If set, lasts for 365 days or until the user clears their cookies. Records the font size setting used if set by the user using the facilities provided. This ensures the font size is used on every page consistently. Not essential.


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