Privacy policy

Privacy Statement & Copyright

General policy

The Aire Rivers Trust (ART respects your privacy and is strongly committed to complying with the Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EC, the e-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC, the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC as implemented in various UK legislation, including

  • Data Protection Act 1998 | Data Protection Framework Directive 1995/46/EC
  • The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Statutory Instrument 2011 no 1208) | e-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC

We will not sell, rent or give any information that can be associated with a specific individual or household to any other person, or persons, or organisation.

All emails or online forms received by the Trust will be treated in the same way as other communications with the Trust.

Information on all visitors to our site

You do not have to give us any personal data or private information about yourself to access the information our site, unless you want to make use of our online services.

Our system does automatically gather certain usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors. This collective data helps us determine how much visitors use specific parts of our site, so that we can improve it and make sure that it is as accessible as we can make it for as many people as possible.

If you visit our site just to read or download information, we will collect and store only the following information about your visit:

The name of the domain from which you access the internet, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address or host name, which does not usually identify a specific computer.
The date and time you access our site.
The pages you visit.
The internet address of any website from which you linked directly to our site.
This information (web access logs) does not contain any personal data or private information, and we do not make any attempt to link the information in the logs with the individuals who actually visit our site. We collect web access log information for internal monitoring only.

Submitting personal data or private information

We will collect personal data or private information only if you specifically and knowingly provide it, through using an electronic form
or when making a credit or debit card payment online. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you.

When you supply any personal data or private information in this way, we have legal obligations to you in the way we deal with that data: we must explain why we are requesting the information, and then use it only for the purposes described when the information is collected. We must tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else[/hidepost].

In general, any information you provide will only be accessed by trustees or authorised employees of the Trust. We will never share your personal data or private information outside of the Trust without first obtaining your consent, unless we are required by law to disclose it.


This website uses cookies to help you in your interactions with the site. The cookie lasts only for the duration of your visit and is deleted when you close your browser. No personally identifiable data is collected. Examples of the sort of information that is collected via cookies is provided below. This list is not exhaustive:

The last search term that you used within the site Your preference in terms of accessible viewing options A unique ID to track your session from page to page, which is vitally important should you sign into the site Which page you are looking at within a multi-paged index of content, or search results. Certain cookies are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session, enabling an enhanced user experience when you return to the site.
Again, a non-exhaustive list of examples of the use of persistent cookies includes: The option to “Remember my username” when signing-in to the site The fact that you have voted in a poll, so that you are prevented from voting multiple times.
This website uses Google Analytics and other systems to allow us to track how popular our site is, to help improve our site, and to record visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally identifiable information, but it does use your computer’s IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site.
This site also uses SiteAnalyze web analytics. The SiteAnalyze cookie is used to help record your use of this website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when you last visited the site. This information is then used to improve the user experience on our website.
From time to time, we may embed external content from third party websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) within our website. These websites may utilise cookies and the Privacy Policy that will apply to such third party content will be that published on the website of that third party content provider.

Below is a list of cookies that we use:

Cookie Name Purpose More Information
Essential site cookie


This cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival to the Bradford Trust website. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser.

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics privacy information



This SiteAnalyze cookie contains a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. This SiteAnalyze cookie is called ‘nmstat’ in the list of cookies and is set to expire 1,000 days after your last visit.


Electronic data and networks controlled by the Trust are subject to strict security arrangements, both physical (such as firewalls and anti-virus protection), and administrative (non disclosure and confidentiality).
In addition, any debit or credit card details that you might supply us for any payments are not retained by the Trust, and are not accessible by any Trust employee. The Trust complies with the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and with central government codes of connection for the transmission and handling of sensitive information.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information the Trust holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. For further information visit the Data Protection section of the site.


Our site contains links to and from other web sites hosted by other organisations. These web sites may deal with privacy differently, and the Trust will have no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices, or the content of, any linked site.

We do attempt to ensure that we do not link to sites containing inappropriate or offensive material, and that other sites containing links to the Trust’s website do not contravene our policies or standards. If you have any concerns in this area, please contact us.

Privacy policy changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

We welcome your questions and comments about the Trust’s Privacy Policy.

Copyright and Re-use of Information

All intellectual property rights are reserved. Copyright and other intellectual property rights are protected by UK laws and international treaties. Copyright of material on this site may be held by a range of copyright holders and therefore any download in any form must be accurate, not put into a misleading context and be utilised only for the purposes of private study and non commercial research. Anyone wishing to use any material from this site for any purpose not outlined above should contact the webmaster. No material may be reused without a re-use licence.

This policy was last updated on 24 May 2012.


  1. The National Archives (all UK legislation may be viewed here)
  2. Directive 1995/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (pdf part1)
    Directive 1995/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (pdf Part2)
    the Data Protection Framework Directive (also in html format)
    implemented in UK legislation as:
  3. Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (pdf:36 pages)
    the e-Privacy Directive (also in html format) which amends
    Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (pdf:47 pages)
    the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (also in html format)
    and also amends
    Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (pdf:51 pages) the Universal Service Directive (also in html format)
    implemented in UK legislation as:

    The UK was the first state in the EC to enact legislation to implement the e-Privacy Directive (26 May 2011) in March 2012 10 EC states had enacted legislation to implement the directive.

    Key items to note from the new Directive:

    • The UK government has stipulated that “consent” means “informed consent” and not “prior consent”. This means there will be an opt-out approach rather than an opt-in regime.
    • While a period of grace (12 months) has been given to allow businesses adequate time to understand the law and prepare for its enforcement this is set to expire on 26 May 2012.
    • The ICO understands that compliance is difficult to “technically” achieve at the moment, so are looking to companies to demonstrate that they are making progress towards compliance.
    • The government supports the approach the industry has developed to address the new law.

Cookies are used by nearly every website to improve your web browsing experience. A recent change to european legislation (the e-Privacy Directive) means that we need your agreement to the use of cookies or other information we store when you visit our website. To find out more about the cookies that we use, please see our privacy policy.

One thought on “Privacy policy”

  1. RSS/Atom/RSS2/RDF feeds all work correctly

    However if Your_Browser is Safari = FAIL (safari no longer supports feeds – it used to do this via a browser specific pseudo FEED:domain.tld protocol)
    is the feed URL you attempt to use correct ?
    http://domain.tld/feed/ (RSS 2.0 format)
    http://domain.tld/feed/rss2/ (RSS 2.0 format)
    http://domain.tld/feed/rss/ (RSS 0.92 format)
    http://domain.tld/feed/rdf/ (RDF/RSS 1.0 format)
    http://domain.tld/feed/atom/ (Atom format)
    – ALL Work (some browsers incl safari will download a file “rdf” or “document” for the rdf format – it is an XML file)

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