Privacy Policy

This Statement of Privacy applies to the medwaydogtraingclub.com website (the Website) and governs data collection, processing and usage. By using the Website, you consent to Medway Dog Training Club (MDTC)’s data practices described in this statement. If you do not agree to any part of this Statement of Privacy, then you should stop accessing the Website. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), the data controller is Medway Dog Training Club.

Definitions

Capitalised terms in this Policy have the following meanings:

Member” means a prospective, current or former member of Medway Dog Training Club. The term shall also include any individual agent, representative, partner or family member of Medway Dog Training Club where Medway Dog Training Club has obtained his or her Personal Data from such Member as part of its relationship with the Member.

Data Subject” means an identified or identifiable natural living person about whom Personal Data is being processed.

Volunteer” means an volunteer (unpaid person) of Medway Dog Training Club. A Volunteer may be a resident of a country within the European Economic area.

Europe” or “European” refers to a country in the European Economic Area.

Personal Data” as defined under the European Union Directive 95/46/EC, Personal Data means data that personally identifies or may be used to personally identify a person, including an individual’s name in combination with country of birth, marital status, emergency contact, salary information, terms of employment, job qualifications (such as educational degrees earned), address, phone number, e-mail address and password. Personal Data does not include data that is de-identified, anonymous, or publicly available. For Switzerland, the term “person” includes a natural person and a legal entity, regardless of the form of the legal entity.

Sensitive Data” means Personal Data that discloses a Data Subject’s medical or health condition, race or ethnicity, political, religious affiliations, sexual orientation, or trade union membership.

Third Party” means any individual or entity that is neither Medway Dog Training Club nor a Medway Dog Training Club volunteer or representative.

Collection of your Personal Data

MDTC may collect and process Personal Data, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. MDTC may also collect anonymous demographic information which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. Medway Dog Training Club will not delete Customer information for paying members. However, Medway Dog Training Club reserves the right to delete Customer information for members who’s annual membership fees lapse or no longer attend classes.

Information about your computer hardware and software also may be automatically collected by the Website. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by MDTC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose Personal Data or Sensitive Data through the Website’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

MDTC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Website, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. MDTC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Medway Dog Training Club website.

Use of your Personal Data

MDTC may use your Personal Data to inform you of products or services available from MDTC and its affiliates, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

Storage of Personal Data

As part of the services offered to you through the Website, the information you provide to us may be transferred to and stored in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). By way of example, a transfer of your information may happen if any of our servers are located in a country outside of the EEA.

If we transfer or store your information outside the EEA in this way, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected and treated securely as outlined in this Statement. By submitting your Personal Data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing by us.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

MDTC will disclose or share your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with any legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MDTC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Website, or the general public.

MDTC may disclose your Personal Data to any member of our group, which means our volunteers and committee members.

Disclosures/onward transfers of Personal Data

MDTC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to Third Parties.

Sensitive Data

Sensitive Data is any sensitive data relating to you, including information about your political opinion, religious beliefs or any other beliefs of a similar nature. MDTC will not process Sensitive Data about you without your express consent.

Use of cookies

The Website uses “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise the Website pages, or register with the Website site or services, a cookie helps the Website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Website features that you customised.

We may use any of the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the possible advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or to fully experience the interactive features of the MDTC website.

Data security & Integrity

The Website secures your Personal Data from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. The Website secures the Personal Data you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Right to access, change or delete Personal Data

Right to access: the Act gives Data Subjects the right to access information held about them, to ensure that such Personal Data is accurate and relevant for the purposes for which the Website collected the data. You may review your Personal Data stored in the Website databases and correct, erase or block any data that is incorrect, as permitted by applicable law. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £25 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

You may edit your Personal Data by contacting us by phone or email. In making modifications to your Personal Data, you must provide only truthful, complete and accurate information. To request erasure of Personal Data, please submit a written request.

Satisfying Requests for Access, Modifications, and Corrections: we will endeavour to respond in a timely manner to all reasonable written requests to view, modify, or inactivate Personal Data.

Volunteers: MDTC Volunteers may access and use Personal Data only if they are authorised to do so and only for the purpose for which they are authorised.

Changes to this Statement

MDTC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect our volunteers and customer feedback. MDTC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how MDTC is protecting your information.

Contact information

Medway Dog Training Club welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Website has not adhered to this Statement of Privacy, please contact us at enquiries@medwaydogtrainingclub.com.