Concerning cookies and your use of this site
A cookie is a short unique string of characters which is retained in your internet browser for a length of time. It can be used to identify your computer during a visit to a website, or from one visit to the next, and can enable other data you may provide wittingly or unwittingly to be linked to the same computer. A cookie is given an expiry time by the application which sets the cookie. The Association does not set permanent cookies nor marketing software on your local computer for the purposes of tracking visitors to this site between visits, but may set an ephemeral cookie to enable use of parts of this site during a visit or "session." If you elect to log in to the site for the purposes of site or content administration, an ephemeral cookie will be placed on your computer to enable this.
Whilst accessing the website, your Internet Protocol address, which is the identifier that enables a web page to be served to your computer on request, will be recorded. This is to help counter potential abuse of the website.
Concerning the Data Protection Act 1998
Information that you volunteer to the Thames Ditton Retailers Association is handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the principles of which are that personal information should be:
- fairly and lawfully processed
- processed for limited purposes
- adequate, relevant and not excessive
- not kept longer than necessary
- processed in accordance with the data subjects’ rights
- not transferred to countries outside the EEA without adequate protection
Data that you volunteer are processed and stored solely for the purposes of:
- Public relations
- Accounts and records
- Communications between the Association and you
Under the Data Protection Act you are entitled to a copy of any information held about you.
Data will be made available only to authorised personnel within the Association who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information and will not be given to other parties except as may be required by law.