This privacy policy sets out how Milford and District U3A uses and protects any information that you provide

Milford and District U3A 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, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Milford and District U3A 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 was modified on 23nd November 2010.

Personal Information

You can use this website without disclosing any personal information. We collect personal data from you when you apply for membership, sign-up to our mailing list or provide feedback or content for our web-site.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including address, postcode, telephone and email address
  • Demographic information such as preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to newsletter sign-ups, surveys and feedback

What we do with the information we gather

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

  • Membership registration and management
  • Internal record keeping
  • We may periodically send promotional email about events, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We do however provide membership information, but not email addresses, to the national office for their records.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact Rosemary Bryant, our Membership Secretary.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Anonymous analytics cookies - We use Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our website. This does NOT track or collect any personal information about you.

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains. We do not use any other cookies.

Personal information is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information. The Google Analytics Terms of Service, which all Analytics customers must adhere to, prohibits the tracking or collection of this information using Google Analytics or associating personal information with web analytics information.

Check out the Google Privacy Centre for more information about how they treat personal information including Google Analytics.

Log files

Every time our web site is accessed an entry is made in the web server's log file. This tells us broadly where an access is coming from, when it was made, which file was requested and whether the request was successful or not. It usually does not allow us to identify individual users. The data is used to assess usage levels and spot technical problems

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. 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. Furthermore, the inclusion of a link to an external website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website, the site's owners or their products/services.

Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.