Privacy and Data

The Scout Association takes the issue of privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting and respecting our users’ privacy online. In turn Southend West Scouts aims to uphold this stance within the district and this Privacy Statement sets out our current data processing practices and should be read in conjunction with our terms and conditions. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, you should contact us at support@swscouts.org.uk.

1. The information we collect

The only circumstances in which we will provide any of your personal data to a third party for non commercial purposes are those contained in this Privacy Policy.

2. Registration information

swscouts.org.uk is a rescource for information only and has no ability to log in or register an account. We may track your IP at times of high load or suspicious activity to help enable the smooth running of this site. Log in options you may encounter on this site are redirects to the relivant service supplied by third parties and do not log into this site. These would be compass.scouts.org.uk and onlinescoutmanager.co.uk

3. Sharing of data

We dont collect your data so we have no data we could share, not even a google analytics connection

4. Advertising

We do not and will not support advertising within this site. if you see adverts appear whilst viewing these pages we’d suggest checking what browser plugins you have enabled

All personal information and details held on and processed by computers situated in the United Kingdom. (not Norway)

6. Further information

swscouts.org.uk will as part of it’s normal operation send out to information emails. Members can decide to ask for these emails via their account settings within compass.

7. Disclosure of data by order of a Court and Security

We reserve the right to communicate a Member’s personal information as we hold to third parties who are empowered by regulation, statute or order of a court.

We have security measures in place to protect our database and access to this database is restricted. Actually this site has no database and only data visable via the public facing site is stored untill a weekly refresh

8. Use of cookies by Southend West Scouts

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site The list below explains the cookies we use and why.

Essential cookies

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our website which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our website:

Other Cookies

We have no other cookies /sad face/ so please be sure to bring some to your next leader or group meeting

9. The Data Protection act

You can obtain further information about data protection laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/data_protection.

10. Contacting swscouts.org.uk

If you want to contact us to raise any questions about this privacy statement, or any general matters relating to swscouts.org.uk, you can contact us using this email address: support@swscouts.org.uk.

We have a contact page for getting in touch with us wich does take advantage of the cookies mentioned above. All communication processed through the form will not be passed onto individuals that have not completed out GDPR Compliance or not within our District. If we cannot deal with your request you will get a return message with guidance on whom you can contact and how.

Please use this address if you wish to request from us a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Please note that under English law we are entitled to charge you a fee for providing this service.

11. Google Analytics

Nope we dont use it, so nothing to see here. Some say were mad not to.. but we really dont have tome to look at the pretty charts.

12. Bonus Reading

The Scout Association Data Protection Policy can be found here. Finally, to get in contact with The Scout Association with regards to a Subject Access Request (SAR), please email legal.services@scouts.org.uk.