Privacy Policy & Cookies

Privacy Policy

Washburn Heritage Centre is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to this web-site. Any and all information collected is used exclusively to facilitate services provided. We will not communicate with you unless you expressly request it and will not share, sell or divulge any personal information.

Our website or any subsequent email correspondence may contain links to other sites. We do not share personal information with those sites and are not responsible for their privacy practices.

Types of information automatically collected

We collect data through two forms on this website, Enquiries and Newsletter sign-up. These forms gather data including name, telephone number, email address and postal address. This data is entirely voluntary and only used in business communication. We do not share it with any third party.

The Washburn Heritage Centre complies fully with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We recognise the rights of individuals to make sure their data is held securely, correctly, and lawfully. Please contact us by email if you have any concerns over the data we keep.

Privacy and Information Security Policy


What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Washburn Heritage Centre.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

For more information about Google Analytics, view their terms of service here: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/tos.html

User Web Browser Settings to manage Cookies

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Website’s essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.



We make every effort to ensure that systems are secure and that the data you entrust to us in managed securely in accordance with this Policy.

Any questions?

Should you have any queries with regard to this Policy please contact centre@washburnvalley.org

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time according to relevant legislation and best practice.  Any changes will be published in this area.

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