We use software to collect website usage data, this includes IP addresses.
If you give it to us, will never pass your email address on to anyone else.
What personal data do we collect?
Website stats and security
We collect IP addresses so that:
- we can protect ourselves from hackers;
- we can see how many people visit our site and what they are looking at while they are here, this helps us improve our content and layout.
If you are using a VPN we will not be able to see your IP address, we will see the IP address of your VPN.
It is quite normal for websites to use your IP address to analyse how the website is used. And like many other websites we use Google Analytics. We also collect and processe data into nice graphs using a program called Piwik installed on our host’s server.
When you visit the website your IP address is anonymous, in that it is not linked to any other information about you. The only information your IP address potentially reveals is your internet provider and your general location on a city scale (assuming that you are not using a VPN). Normally only your internet provider can link an IP address to your name and physical address.
We also collect data that your computer sends to our hosting server as a matter of course when requesting a web page. This includes your operating system (e.g. Windows, iOS, Android etc.), the browser you are using and the search engine you used to find us. This data is used to improve our website design.
See Cookies below for more information about tracking.
You can choose to join our email list. This is used to send out infrequent information about events.
We promise that we will never pass on your email address to any other person or organisation, nor will we use your it for commercial gain.
The email list uses Mailchimp and the list of addresses is kept on their servers.
Data pertaining to financial transaction are kept as long as HMRC requires. Please refer to PayPal’s privacy statements to find out how long they keep records of each transaction.
We do not collect or store any personal data classed as sensitive.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer to log details of your visit to a website. They can help remember the contents of a shopping cart and help us collect usage data for the website.
The cookies we use on this website are:
- tracking cookies placed by Piwik (the program we use for website usage stats);
If you want to see the cookies set by our website when you visit try this page https://www.wikihow.com/View-Cookies.
Your browser will also have settings that control which cookies it will accept from the websites you are visiting.
Where is this personal data stored?
Website data we collect are stored on our host’s servers.
The email list is kept on Mailchimp’s servers.
The Google Analytics data is stored on Google’s servers.
Who can see personal data from this website?
The data we collect can be seen by a few BristolPFF members who maintain the website and email list. Our website host could also see the data stored on their servers if they wished.
We are hosted by xtreamlab.net, who are a small, Bristol based host specialising in hosting websites for community groups. We know them personally, and we trust them.
If you have any questions regarding the personal data held by BristolPFF please email ..