Who we are
Our website address is: https://midkentbee.org. We are the Mid-Kent and Swale Branch of The Kent Beekeepers’ Association, A Company Limited by Guarantee (Reg No 238630) and a registered Charity (Reg No 222946). The website is designed for informational purposes and to provide a storefront to enable our members to join or renew their branch membership. From time to time we may collect payment for other branch activities not included in your membership such as beekeeping courses run by the branch, Summer BBQ or the Christmas Party.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Information You Voluntarily Submit: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. This occurs when you voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to post updates, purchasing a membership or other product from our storefront or submitting a contact form.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as the links you clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the website. For example, when you close a banner, cookies remember that you already closed it.
How your information may be used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters or notifications of post updates. Each email sent will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.
Third-party use of personal information
We may share your information with outside parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information.
Additionally, the website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics: This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd (BDI): For the purposes of registering your Bee Disease Insurance cover when purchased with your membership we will share all your membership data provided to us by you with BDI. BDI also generate our electronic receipts and for this purpose any purchase made on this website and the data collected during the transaction may be shared with BDI.
This list does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Personally Identifiable Information
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your prior consent.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Publicly visible information
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. Options such as adding an avatar, a profile description, and/or a link to your website are completely voluntary. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend: You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive Personal Information