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What the Privacy Policy means and what is covered

Poole Park Photo Mosaic (“We”) are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you (the user) provide to us when visiting or using poolepark.org, and we will comply with all Data Protection Act requirements.

This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you (the user) when you visit this project website.

  1. When you visit the website we collect data using cookies (as described below); personal information is not automatically stored or captured, only your IP address is automatically captured by the web server.
  2. Where personal data is voluntarily provided through electronic forms, Web App or email enquiries, this data is used only for the purpose it was provided and will not be given or sold to any third parties.
  3. We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

This Privacy Policy only covers poolepark.org. Websites linked to and from the site are not covered by this policy and we recommend you review the Privacy Policy at each of these websites to determine how that site protects your privacy.

Information We Collect

1. General 

To download images for the photo mosaic you will need to register with us. When you register we will collect personally identifiable information from you that will include your name and email address. This data is kept secure and will only be used for the purpose that you are providing it; it will not be passed on to a third party. 

2. Web Site Usage Information 

IP addresses and website usage information is automatically collected from you when you visit poolepark.org. This information helps us evaluate how visitors and subscribers use and navigate poolepark.org on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page, and the length of their visits.

Accessing Personal Information 

You may review and update your personal identifiable registration information on all facilities that require you to register at anytime. If you wish to no longer receive information about the Poole Park Photo Mosaic project you can opt out by contacting Martin Whitchurch at Borough of Poole. Any queries on your registered information should also be directed to Martin Whitchurch:

Tel: 01202 26700

Email martin.whitchurch@poole.gov.uk

How We Use Information Collected

We will use the email address(es) that you provide to:

  1. Send a confirmation email
  2. Contact you if we need any further information from you or to update you with news relating to the Poole Park Photo Mosaic project.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive by websites, they help websites to analyse web traffic or recognise your computer when you visit a particular site.

Cookies can allow web applications to tailor content to suit your needs by remembering your likes, dislikes and preferences - such as the way sites like Amazon and eBay suggest items that you might be interested in based on what you have looked at previously.

Cookies can also be used to track the number of visitors to a website, the time they spent on the site and the pages they looked at.

How we use cookies

3rd Party Cookies used by this website


Analytics - Google provides anonymised data about the visits made to our website. The information gathered by Google Analytics helps us to improve our site and tailor it to our visitors' needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, we cannot recognise you from the records we hold and cannot access your computer or any information about you.

Social Sharing - Google also store cookies which allow the "Google +" social sharing functionality.

More info:  www.google.com/policies/privacy

We also use cookies that allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites such as Facebook and Twitter:


Social Sharing - Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our website.

More info:  www.facebook.com/about/privacy


Social Sharing - Twitter also store cookies which allow their social sharing functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website.

More info:  twitter.com/privacy

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

Accept or decline cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept (or 'consent' to) cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may reduce your browsing experience but it gives you greater control over the cookies that are placed on your computer.

You can find out more about the different types of cookies and what they do at www.allaboutcookies.org

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