Privacy policy

We take your privacy seriously. Here are the things we do with your data:

This privacy policy sets out how Wessex Community Assets Limited uses and protects any information that you give Wessex Community Assets Limited when you use this website.

Wessex Community Assets Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Wessex Community Assets Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Newsletter subscription information

We use an online service called MailChimp to send our monthly newsletter. It handles all of the data we need for this. Mailchimp is part of The EU-US data privacy shield agreement, and is fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation – you can read more in the Mailchimp Privacy Statement.

You can subscribe to the newsletter using the subscription form on our site. By completing the subscription form (and ticking the privacy policy option), we assume that you are consenting to receive email newsletters from us.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and remove your data completely by following the unsubscribe link in every newsletter, or contact us and we will do it for you.

What we collect using the Mailchimp forms

  • Your name
  • Your email
  • Time of subscription
  • IP address

How we use the Mailchimp information

  • Send you the newsletter
  • Track newsletter ‘opens’ so we know how many people opened it
  • Track newsletter ‘clicks’ so we know what they read

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Website tracking

Like millions of other websites we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about our visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.

What does Google Analytics record?

  • What kind of computer you’re using
  • What pages you visit
  • What website you came from to get here
  • How long you stay for

What do we do with your data?

We use a plugin ‘Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress’, and have taken all the recommended steps to fully anonymise all of the data it uses as outlined in this excellent article.

The tracking information allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to the site, what computers they are using, and what content they’re reading. This allows us to make better decisions about design and writing.

Occasionally, we will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of our activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

How do I prevent the website tracking?

Our installation of Google Analytics supports and respects Do-Not-Track settings you might have set in your browser, if you have specified in your browser that you do not want to be tracked then we will not track you.

If you want to prevent this tracking as an anonymous user of the site you can either set your browser up to send Do-Not-Track headers, see the FirefoxSafari and Internet Explorer instructions or install the Ghostery plugin, which available for Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and which has an option to block Google Analytics.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us, contact page

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Heatherton Park Studios, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1EU.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.