Privacy & Cookie Policy

  1. Introduction

The purpose of this privacy policy is to outline clearly how Forestry Contracting Association  (“us,” “we,” or “our company”) makes use of any information that you provide when using this website (the “Site”).

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy. We created this policy to give you confidence with regards to your personal data when visiting and using the Forestry Contracting Association website.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with “this privacy policy”.

Forestry Contracting Association may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. We may notify you by email of any major changes, however, we strongly recommend that you bookmark and review this page from time to time to stay up to date.

This policy is effective from [15th August 2019].
This policy was last updated on [15th August 2019].

Forestry Contracting Association  understands the significant importance of data protection and privacy and is fully committed to achieving compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.)

Please contact us at members@fcauk.com if you have any concerns with regards to the use of your Personal Data and we will happily assist you.

  1. What we collect

Only with your consent we will collect and store the following information through this website:

First and/or last name. (via Contact page forms, Email signup forms, Blog comment form, Feedback/testimonial form, Strip.)

Email address and/or telephone number, and/or blog or website URL. (via Contact forms, Email signup forms, Blog comment form, Feedback/testimonial form, Stripe online payments.)

Website audience information, and/or blog or website URL, preferences. (via the Blog comment form.)

Demographic information such as age, sex, plus GeoLocation (country, region, and city), IP address, browser/device, preferences, and interests. (via Google Analytics).

Referral information such as website address, industry, company, etc. (via Google Analytics).

  1. What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and to provide you with a better service.

Below you will find a list of the things we may store and use your personal data for:

Internal record keeping.

Communication.

We may use the information you provide to improve our products and services.

We may use the information you provide to customize our website according to your interests and needs.

We will NEVER sell, distribute or lease your personal information with any third party unless we are required to do so by law.

  1. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your personal data remains fully secured when visiting our website.

In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Please ensure that when you are visiting our website or filling out any submission forms, or purchasing a membership, the URL starts with the Secure HTTPS Protocol.

  1. What happens with your sensitive information when purchasing through our website?

All online payments are processed using Stripe.

We do not see, collect, or store your credit or debit card information.

We do not see, collect, or store other sensitive information such as usernames and passwords.

You can view Stripe’s privacy policy here.

  1. How we use cookies

Upon visiting this website for the first time, you will be greeted with an option to Accept Cookies.

Cookies are disabled until you consent whether you’d like to accept them. If you decide to accept, the page will reload shortly after. If you’d like to learn more, click the learn more link in the consent options bar.

A cookie is a small file which asks for permission to be placed in your web browser/computer hard drive.

The file is added and the cookie helps us to measure and analyze: website traffic and visitor behaviour.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an “individual”.

The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your “preferences”.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any sensitive information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Affiliate links and banner ads placed on this website also uses cookies. So, by clicking on an affiliate link or banner ad, it means that “your” actions will be tracked.

If you do not wish for this to happen, please DO NOT click on any links or banners that you see on this website.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with better user experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

If for any reason you decide that you do not like cookies, you can simply change your browser settings even after you’ve accepted them.

This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website, content, and offers.

  1. Third-party tracking

To furthermore add transparency to this privacy policy, we feel that it’s important for us to disclose to you whether third-party companies and organizations are able to acquire and track your personally identifiable information through our website.

Google and various other websites that are listed below can track you through “this Site” as we use their services for social media, usage analysis, behavior tracking, and infrastructure purposes.

Google participates in the NIA opt-out program. You can visit this link to no longer be tracked by Google and Google properties such as Google Plus.

You can also visit the following sites to read their privacy policies and how they track individuals across the web:

Facebook

Twitter

Google

  1. Links to other websites

Forestry Contracting Association, “this site”, may contain links to other websites of similar interest and relevance. 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 personal 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.

  1. Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a contact form on this website, look for the checkbox stating that you consent that the information you are submitting will only be used for communication purposes.

Whenever you are asked to fill in an email signup form on this website, look for the checkbox stating that you consent that the information you are submitting can be collected and stored in order for you to receive timely updates and/or marketing content, special offers via email communication.

You may request details of any 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 write to:

FCA Membership Ltd
PO Box 1,
LAIRG,
IV27 9AA

Tel: 0333 3553111

E-mail: members@fcauk.com

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

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. You can be kept up to date by bookmarking this page. The last modification was made on 15th August 2019.

 

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