Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which govern the Birstall and Wanlip Neighbourhood Watch relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website. The term ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whocan be contacted via Birstall Parish Council at Council Office, Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicester,  LE4 4DH. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s)
  • Birstall and Wanlip Neighbourhood Watch reserves the right to remove any content off the website if in our sole opinion we believe contents to be inappropriate, illegal or offensive. No warning shall be given for such removal of content and we shall not be held liable for such content
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Who we are

We are Birstall and Wanlip Neighbourhood Watch.

We are a non-political community group dedicated to making our two villages safer places in which to live.

We work to achieve this through offering advice on security; being more vigilant; fostering a community spirit; and maintaining close links with the Police, Parish Council and other organisations.

Our website address is: http://www.villagewatch.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Data

  1. Birstall and Wanlip Neighbourhood Watch maintain a database listing of current NHW coordinators living within Birstall and Wanlip.
  2. Each coordinator should maintain a list either in electronic or paper format of their scheme membership for the purpose of supporting NHW activities and providing information and newsletters. This information in either format will now be covered by the GDPR requirements detailed below.
  3. The list of the scheme members should be audited on a regular basis, currently in the February Newsletter when subscription donations are normally requested. Returned members subscription envelopes are passed to the Watch membership manager, who updates the details in a database and issues a membership card .
  4. The personal data held consists only of names, postal addresses and contact details, which may include email addresses.
  5. Birstall and Wanlip Neighbourhood Watch holds personal data for the purposes of supporting NHW activities and providing information and newsletters to its membership via the coordinators.
  6. The database is updated as and when inaccuracies are notified or identified through routine maintenance or specific contact with members.
  7. Coordinators and scheme members are deemed to give consent to inclusion of their details on coordinators listings and the Watch database when becoming a member or when renewing their membership each year. Members can withdraw consent at any time by submitting a written / email request to the membership manager by email to watch@villagewatch.co.uk.
  8. Coordinators can obtain a copy of the data held in respect of themselves by the Watch at any time by submission of a written / email request to the membership manager by email to watch@villagewatch.co.uk. Scheme members can contact the the membership manager by email to watch@villagewatch.co.uk for details of their data held and in which format.
  9. Members’ contact details will not be shared with other members or third parties without the prior consent of the member concerned.
  10. Members’ personal data will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with the purposes specified above.
  11. Members’ personal data will be permanently deleted within one year of your membership ceasing.
  12. Members’ Data held by the Watch will be accessed only by authorised officials of the Watch for purposes allied to legitimate NHW activities. All data will be held in files which are password protected/encrypted.
  13. Where members’ data is held by coordinators in paper or electronic format this information/data must be securely stored and when a member leaves the NHW that information/data must be deleted or securely disposed of.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. It keeps track of your movements within the site so that it can remember something about you at a later time.

Our website is built using WordPress, which uses cookies for authentication purposes to store session information.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you choose to sign up to our email mailing list, you will be asked to read and accept our terms and conditions as part of the registration process. Your information will be stored on secure servers and will never be shared with or sold to any third parties.

Here is a list of the cookies we use on our website:

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Statistical information provided by us regarding website usage will not include personally identifying information. You have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you on our databases. You should e-mail us at watch@villagewatch.co.uk stating your full name.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google analytics to track visitors to allow us to better analyse our website and constantly improve it. We do not share personal data with Google.

Who we share your data with

If you subscribe to our email news service, we will share your email address with our email service provider, Mailchimp.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.

Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.

With your permission, we may share your data with the Police or other authorities. We will only ever do this with your explicit permission for the purposes of crime reporting and prevention.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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 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

With your permission, we may share your data with the Police or other authorities. We will only ever do this with your explicit permission for the purposes of crime reporting and prevention.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive personally identifying data from any third parties.