Privacy & Cookie Policy

This is The Active Guide website privacy policy. Please read it carefully as you should only submit information to us through this site if you agree we may use it in accordance with this policy.

We collect certain basic information about you when you visit our website. We recognise the importance both of keeping that information secure and of letting you know what we intend to do with it.

We may amend our policy to reflect changes to our business, website or to data protection law or legislation. We therefore ask you revisit this policy on a regular basis to ensure you are familiar with its terms.

This policy only applies to our website; if you follow a link out of our site or leave our site in some other way, this policy will no longer apply.

The policy sets out: (1) who we are and describes (2) the information we collect (3) what we do with it (4) how you can find out more.

Who We Are

This website is provided by the Outdoor Industries Association, the trade body for outdoor leisure pursuits in the UK. More information about the Outdoor Industries Association may be found on our website. We are a registered Company in Scotland SC366266.

The Information We Collect

We collect information from you:

  • when you complete our on-line forms
  • by means of 'cookies' when you use our site, and
  • in the form of 'traffic data'.

On-Line Forms

In general, we will collect the information we need to provide you with the service to which the form relates. For example, when you register with us we will collect your email address, a user name and a password.

Where we ask for more information to help us improve our services, over and above the basic required information, your response is voluntary and you are free not to provide us with more information if you would prefer not to do so.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer's hard drive by websites you visit to enable the site to 'remember' who you are. In general, cookies are only visible to the site that serves them, not to other websites. 'Serves' means places on your computer's hard drive.

We use the cookies on this website to 'remember' information so that it can be passed from page to page and to collect site statistics.

We use two types of cookie on this site. None of them stores any information that identifies you personally, such as by a name or address.

Our website provider, Different Advertising and Marketing, uses 'persistent cookies' which allocate a unique ID number to track your sessions. Persistent cookies remain on your hard disk until you delete them. These cookies originate from the web server hosting our site, so are 'first party cookies'.

We use the free Google Analytics tool (see http://www.google.com/analytics/) to collect and analyse site statistics. Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to track data. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data such as visits and page hits. Google Analytics' cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual or path through the website. Google uses the cookies to read information and evaluate visitors' use of the website in the form of statistical reports that we can access. The Google Analytics' code is incorporated into our site's code so that our site serves the cookies, but Google has access to the cookies.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies and you should be able to accept, delete or reject them if you wish by adjusting the settings on your browser. This will, however, affect your use of the areas of our site that use cookies.

We do not use 'spyware', that is web bugs or hidden identifiers or other similar devices to gain access to information, store hidden information or to trace your activities. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to accept, delete or reject cookies, see the IAB website at http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Traffic Data

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by the server. This includes your IP address, the website address you visited before ours, the website address you visit after leaving our site and which pages you visit on our site. We do not store or analyse this traffic data in a way that identifies any individual. We also use Google Analytics for site statistics – see 'Cookies' above for details of how this works.

What We Do With Your Information

We use your information to provide you with relevant support, information or other content and services that you request.

We will keep you on our mailing lists until you ask us not to contact you further. See Finding out more below for details of how to opt-out of mailings from us.

We will share your information with other members of the Outdoor Industries Association.

When We Share It

We may disclose your information to third parties in certain circumstances.

Suppliers who process information on our behalf, such as our IT service providers. They will have incidental access to your information but will be obliged to act only on our instructions and to keep your information secure.

We may disclose your information to law enforcement or regulatory bodies if required to do so by them.

We may also disclose your information to a third party in the context of actual or threatened legal proceedings or if otherwise required to do so by law.

Your information will not be disclosed to or shared with any third party except as specified above.

How We Keep It Secure

Only authorised personnel and contractors have access to your information.

We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Transfers Outside Europe

Data protection legislation is harmonised throughout the European Economic Area (EEA), which comprises the EU member states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Countries outside the EEA do not generally have the same level of protection for personal information as those within the EEA.

Because of the way the Internet works, it is possible that the information you provide to us could be routed via countries outside the EEA. However this is not considered a 'transfer' under data protection legislation and unless you are from outside the EEA, we will not transfer any information we collect from you outside the EEA without your permission or as permitted by law.

Further information about data protection issues including the online Register of Data Controllers can be found at http://www.ico.gov.uk

Finding Out More

You can ask us to stop sending you material at any time by  by email to getinvolved@theactiveguide.com. Please specify what you wish us to do clearly.

Further information about data protection issues including the online Register of Data Controllers can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.

© Outdoor Industries Association 2018

OIA Ltd, EICA Ratho, South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA

info@outdoorindustriesassociation.co.uk

+44 131 333 4414