Internet security is very important to Worcestershire Beekeepers' Association and you can be assured that we do everything we can to make sure your personal information is kept secure at all times.
What information we hold about your visit to our website.
If you have expressed an interest in beekeeping through our contact form, we will have your email address, phone number and address. Your details are sent to the nearest Branch Secretary who may beable to help you and your details will be removed from the database at the end of each year.
If you use our website to locate a beekeeper to collect a swarm of bees, we store the geocoding result so we can track areas where beekeepers are losing swarms.
If you are a beekeeper who collects swarms then at the end of each year we will send you an email to ask if you would like to continue to be visable to swarm searches otherwise you stay invisible to swarm searches.
Logging on to this website will prevent your details being erased which happens after at least twenty four months of inactivity.
We collect information of a general nature about how many 'hits' our website gets. And we monitor the site traffic patterns; this tells us which areas of the site are being visited more than others. It also helps us build a more useful site in subsequent re-designs. We don't track individual users' pathways through the site.
What we do with the information.
We never exchange, sell or otherwise give away your email address to other companies or individuals. Your email address is used solely by us for reminding you that events are about to start, emailing you regarding your membership and to update you with any communications.
Our site also uses 'cookies'. Cookies are small amounts of data sent to your web browser by a web server. They cannot harm your machine in any way as they are small text files with simple information in them. You can see them as small text files inside your 'Temporary Internet Files' folder in Windows. Our cookies keep track of visits and act as place markers when you move around the site.
Who else sees your information
We will not disclose your information to anyone outside the Association without a court order.
If you are worried about anything to do with our site, please 'phone us on 07800 856386 or email us we'll be glad to talk through any issues with you.
Date last updated: 26 March 2018.