Privacy policy

The Waltham Abbey Litter Picking Posse is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users of our online products and services as well as to respecting the Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1998. We do all that we can to protect information about participants. The following information applies to the Waltham Abbey Litter Picking Posse website, other websites linked from this site are not covered by this privacy policy.

Information about all users

The website does not capture or store personal information from site visitors without their knowledge. Data is collected on an ongoing basis using Google Analytics which helps us determine total number of visitors and how much visitors and participants use specific parts of our site so that we can improve its operation and appeal. This data is used in aggregate form only.

We also feature a members’ section of the website that allows all users to create a basic account. This data is only displayed to other regsitered users of the website and is collected only for the purpose of the user to access the memebrs’ section. We do not use this data to build our database and we do not use it for promotional or any other purpose.

How we do this? Use of cookies

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. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Google Analytics uses cookies to measure how many people are using the services, links and pages which are popular, time spent on the website etc, this is so that we can continue to improve the website and service for users.

Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

Information on members

The Waltham Abbey Litter Picking Posse website holds user accounts of team members and volunteers that are part of our group. We keep account information active in our user registration databases to allow members and volunteers to discuss and organise local litter picking activities.

If you ask the Waltham Abbey Litter Picking Posse to delete your account, in most cases your account will be deactivated and then deleted from our user registration database in approximately 90 days. This delay is necessary to discourage users from engaging in fraudulent activity.

Please note that any information that we have copied may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after your deletion request. This may be the case even though no account information remains in our active user databases.

If you have any questions around our privacy policy please contact us on contact@walthamabbeylitterpickers.org.uk

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