Privacy Policy

How information is collected?

The Beware Floods Ahead Project (from now on the Project or we) wants you to be familiar with how we collect information from you when you visit our website. Information will be collected from you if you register for a forum and via cookies on the rest of the site.

How the information is held?

We take protection of your data seriously and your information will be protected by implemented industry-standard security systems and procedures to prevent unauthorised disclosure, misuse or destruction.

How users can access the information?

Under the Freedom of Information Act anyone can request the information we hold about them. To do so please Contact Us.

Third party websites

Please note that this policy applies only to our website and if you follow links to third party websites you may want to read their privacy policies too.

Who is the information shared with?

We use Google Analytics to help us to understand how you make use of our content and work out how we can make things better. These cookies follow your progress through our website, collecting anonymous data on where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the site. This data is then stored by Google in order to create reports. These cookies do not store your personal data.

The Google website contains further information about Analytics and a copy of Google’s privacy policy.

On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/.  After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.  WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

How users can decide to de-activate themselves from the site or withhold information from third parties?

Instructions on how to manage and remove cookies in Internet Explorer can be found here, Edge here, Chrome here, Safari here and Firefox here and here.

Changes to the privacy policy

Our privacy policy is regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The last update was in September 2020.

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact Jeremy LeLean either by email, by phone: +(0)1183 784491.

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