Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how midglosbadminton.org uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

midglosbadminton.org is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 30th April 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • URL of your website

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We gather your name and (optionally) your web site when you post a comment against a news item. We do this in order to publicly display this information so that other website users know who made the comment you posted.
  • We gather your email address when you post a comment against a news item. We do this in order that we may contact you, if necessary, regarding comments you post. Your email address is not made public and we will never share it with any third parties.
  • We gather your email address when you fill in the “subscribe by email” form. We do this in order that we can send you site-related announcements including notifications when news items are posted to the site. Your email address is not made public and we will never share it with any third parties.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Club contact email addresses

We display contact email addresses provided by clubs in the MidGlos badminton league. In order to avoid these being harvested by spambots and added to lists of email addresses that receive spam, we use encoding techniques to hide the email addresses within the page source so that they are visible to website visitors but obfuscated such that most spambots will not recognize them.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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