Privacy and Cookies Policy

This privacy and cookie policy sets out how the Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) uses and protects any information that you give the TFA when you use this website.

Privacy

The TFA 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.

The TFA 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.  This policy is effective from 24/08/2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title.
  • Contact information including email address.
  • Demographic information such as address, preferences and interests.
  • Information about any land you farm and the agreements you have to do so.
  • Other information relevant to surveys and/or offers.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional material in the post or by email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for marketing or market research purposes.  We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.  We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission from your browser to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.  If the cookie request is granted, dependant on your browsers security settings, the cookie will then help 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.

We use two types of cookies:

  1. Session tracking – a temporary cookie is issued for each visit to the website to provide authentication and access control services.  This cookie is erased when the web browser is closed.
  2. Analytics and reporting – which enables us to collect statistics on website usage.  Permanent cookies are issued to track user visits but do not contain any data that can personally identify an individual user.

We also use Google Analytics for tracking and reporting of site performance.  If you would like to opt out of this, please click here.

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.  If you want to know more about cookies and how to alter your browser security settings then follow this link http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

In using the website you are confirming that you are content and agree with the way in which the TFA uses cookies on its 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.

Personal information

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 Tenant Farmers Association, 5 Brewery Court, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AJ.

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.

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21 August 2012