Privacy Policy

Cookie and Privacy Policy for the Downs and Weald Rambling Group (May 2018 version)

Use of cookies
This website may use cookies but not for any monitoring purposes. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device by your browser when you visit our website.

Cookies can be used to improve the services a website provides eg.
– To recognise your device so you don’t have to provide the same information several times during one task
– To remember your preferences for the types of information you wish to see and the way it is presented
– To measure site usage to help improve the way the site works.

Please note that some features or services on our website may not function properly without using cookies.

You can choose to delete cookies, or stop cookies being stored on your computer in the future. To manage cookies yourself and to find more information about them, please visit You can also refer to the ‘help’ provided by your browser to learn more about managing cookies on your device.

Privacy Policy
The website provides mainly “view only” information about the Group and our walks.

When you apply to join us you will provide personal data.
Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you. For example, it can include information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number.
You may provide limited personal data by:
– Sending us “contact us” emails or
– Proposing a walk or social event with walk leader/organiser details or
– By contacting an organiser with respect to a walk on a Group holiday.

We respect your privacy and will not sell or pass your personal data to any third party.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of your data. Access to personal data is restricted to those members of the Committee with a valid reason on a need to know basis. Limited information, typically just an email address may be shared, for example, if you have ticked the box on the membership form indicating you are prepared to lead a walk or organise a social event..

Any personal information you provide we will treated in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation.

By providing personal data you consent to its processing as described in this policy – for example to publicise a walk on our programme.

When we collect your personal information we use procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access. However, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

If we intend to use your personal information for any additional purposes not described in this policy we will always ask you for confirmation when you provide us with any details.

If you think we have not followed our Cookie and Privacy Policy in some way or if you have questions about this policy please contact the Chairman or any member of the Committee.

Web Links
We provide links to other websites, for information purposes only. We are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linking to or from our website. We have not verified the content of any such websites and links to other websites and do not imply any endorsement of the material on those websites. If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so at your own risk. We accept no liability for any statements, information, products or services that are published on or are accessible through any websites owned or operated by third parties.

Notification of changes to this Cookie and Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to amend this Cookie and Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication.