Observatree is a 4-year partnership project, funded by the EU’s LIFE programme, to set up a tree health early warning system. Led by Forest Research, the research agency of the Forestry Commission, partners include Defra, Fera, The National Trust and The Woodland Trust.
For its part, the Woodland Trust is responsible for maintaining this website (www.observatree.org), the project newsletter mailing list and communicating with people who have signed up for the Observatree email newsletter and future communications.
This statement applies to:
- Woodland Trust, registered charity in England and Wales (number 294344), in Scotland (number SC038885), Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL
- Food and Environment Research Agency of Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ (“FERA”);
Woodland Trust and The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs acting through the Food and Environment Research Agency are registered as data controllers with the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom.
In this statement references to the Woodland Trust or to “we” or “us” are to the Woodland Trust of Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6LL or the Observatree Project. References to “you” or “your” are to users of this site and our other services, as applicable.
This statement is concerned with how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have. This is in connection with this website, social media pages and email which we send to our supporters and users.
How will we use your personal data?
If you have already supplied us with personal information, you can change your instructions at any time by contacting the Woodland Trust’s Supporter Services on 01476 581111 or writing to Supporter Services, Woodland Trust, Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL.
We may use your personal information to:
- administer our website
- improve your browsing experience by personalising the website
- enable your use of the services available on the website
- send you email newsletters/blog updates which you have specifically requested
- allow the most appropriate project partner to answer your queries
- undertake user satisfaction surveys
- carry out research and analysis
- and for any other purposes which you agree.
Feel free to tell us using the contact information above, at any time, if you do or do not wish to receive certain types of communications.
We will never sell or rent your personal data to other organisations. Every user has the opportunity to opt out of our e-newsletters/blog updates by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ option on the communication received or contacting The Woodland Trust. We may hold, transfer and process your data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) but this will be done in accordance with guidance issued with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Information for users aged under 18 and parents/guardians
If you are aged under 18, please ensure you obtain your parent/guardian’s consent before sending any personal information to this website
As parents or guardians, we encourage you to be aware of the activities in which your children are participating, both offline and online. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing any information without your consent.
Access to your own information
You can contact us anytime by letter or telephone to change or update your details. You can obtain a copy of your record (this is known as subject access request). Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 for any such request. Such requests should be made to the Food and Environment Research Agency of Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ.
If you have any problems or queries about your data please contact the Woodland Trust Supporter Services team on 01476 581111 or in writing to Supporter Services, Woodland Trust, Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL
Cookies and how they benefit you
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
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Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)
- There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
Social website cookies
So you can easily “Like” or “Share” our content on social network sites, we may have sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Site improvement cookies
We may test new designs or site features on our site. We may do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website experience.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
- Google Analytics
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s website as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.
Links to third party website
Our website contains hyperlinks to other websites. This information is supplied in good faith, in case it is of interest, or use, to our website users. We are not responsible for the content or functionality of any of these external websites – but please let us know if a link is not working (use the ‘Contact us’ link which can be found top right of every webpage ). Visitors to our website should be aware of the following:
- In purchasing goods or services from any of the partners to which this sites links, you are forming a contract with the company(s) concerned (agreeing to their terms and conditions), not the Woodland Trust or the Observatree Project.
- Using our social media pages (i.e. Woodland Trust or Observatree pages on websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube)
Whilst this statement covers our privacy practices and how we will use any data collected from our website and social media pages, it doesn’t cover how providers of social media website will use your information. You should read the social media site’s privacy policies before adding any content to our social media pages. Make use of the social media site privacy settings and reporting mechanisms to control the way that your information is handled.
Posting content on our website and social media pages
Remember that the internet provides instant worldwide access. Any information that you provide will be just that – worldwide instantly!
Please don’t provide information about yourself or other people unless you’re sure you and they are happy to have it made public. In particular, don’t provide any information about others without their consent where that information might identify them, such as:-
- Tagged photos
Under no circumstances make public other peoples’ home address, email addresses or contact numbers.
We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal data under our control. Whilst we can’t ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data won’t occur, we’ll do our best to try to prevent this.
Unfortunately, the transmission of data across the internet isn’t completely secure and whilst we do our best to try to protect the security of your information we can’t ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data won’t occur whilst you or we are transferring this data.
Your acceptance of this statement
By using our sites or social media pages, you consent to our collection and use of information in accordance with this statement. If you don’t agree to this statement, please don’t use our sites or social media pages.
This Privacy and Cookie Statement was last updated: July 2014