Privacy Policy

Our website provides an interactive environment on the Internet to enable users from around the world to find, use and share information on Vale & Downland Beekeepers’ Association. We recognise and support the need to protect the privacy rights of our users through disclosure of our practices for collection and use of user information.

In general, you can visit this site on the Web at any time without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. We log the IP address, type of operating system and browser software used by each visitor to our site, and from this information we can derive the identity of the visitor’s geographic location and Internet Service Provider. We use this data in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful facilities by analysing the collective characteristics of our users and measuring usage of each area of our site. We may also provide statistical information based on this aggregate data to our advertisers, potential advertisers and other business partners.

In some circumstances we will ask you to provide us with your email address and/or certain personal information, such as when you sign up for our newsletter or enter our competitions and promotions. We will NEVER provide information about you to third parties. In all cases where we ask you for personal information we will:

  • Notify you that such information is being collected, and
  • Identify which informational items are required and which are optional, and
  • Offer you the opportunity to opt out of receiving further information from us.


Our site contains links to other Internet sites. We encourage all of our partners, contributors and third parties to implement policies and practices that respect the privacy of our users. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and those practices are subject to change. We ask that our visitors periodically review this page to ensure familiarity with the most current version of our privacy statement. If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, you can contact us at:

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