Who we are
We are the "East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club". Our website address is: https://www.eastdorsetowsc.org. The club is run by a committee elected in accordance with our constitution which can be downloaded from https://www.eastdorsetowsc.org/members/#documents. Those elected committee members are listed with email contact links on the page https://www.eastdorsetowsc.org/about/#who.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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Our website contains forms with which you may use to contact us. The form forwards your message in the form of an email which will be kept on our servers and be treated in an identical manner to other direct email. The email message and associated metadata may be kept indefinitely and will be stored on our servers. Email may also be downloaded to local email clients such as personal computers and mobile devices and the users of these devices have been trained and made aware of their data protection responsibilities.
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What are cookies?
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What types of cookies do we use?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
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The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.
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How can I control the cookie preferences ?
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Who we share your data with
We will not sell or pass any of your details to any third party apart from where we are required to do so by law, court ruling, or as may be required by medical authority in matters directly pertaining to the preservation of life.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we amend or erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
We are not required to appoint a specific Data Protection Officer but if you have any concerns you can email us through any of the web contact forms or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we protect your data
Web content and personal information as specified above including comments and email is protected by industry standard anti spam and anti malware protection. Administrative logins are protected by strong passwords, two factor authentication and is restricted to specific IP addresses. If data is downloaded or printed for any reason it will be handled by a committee member or by persons authorised by the committee who have been trained and made aware of their data protection responsibilities. Paper records that later become redundant will be securely disposed of.