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Privacy Statement

This privacy policy covers the websites controlled by Berkshire County Scout Council:

Berkshire County Scout Council (Registered Charity No. 1015269) takes the issue of privacy very seriously and we are committed to protecting and respecting our members' and users' privacy. This Privacy Statement sets out our current practices and should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, you should contact the Web Team.
Material for these websites is selected and only loaded on to the site where it conforms with the Child Protection Policy and the Website Guidelines of The Scout Association.
You can browse our site(s) without disclosing any personal data to us. During such browsing we do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.
Our websites contains links to third party websites operating their own terms of use and privacy policies. Berkshire Scouts is not responsible for the policies of any linked third party sites.
By logging into the Berkshire Scouts website, you agree that for security purposes and for technical troubleshooting your actions may be recorded. A temporary session cookie is used whilst you are logged in, which is destroyed when you close your browser. Any data stored by Berkshire Scouts will be kept securely and made available to you upon request in keeping with the Data Protection Act 1998.
You can choose to use services via our websites which require you to provide personal information. We will only use such information in connection with Scouting. We will not share that information with third parties unless it is clearly required to provide the service requested or if the third parties are empowered by regulation, statute or order of a court.
For services which require your email address, we will also use this to provide you with the opportunity to receive weekly news and details of opportunities and support for both young people and adults in Berkshire. You will always have the option of discontinuing/modifying your subscriptions to such services - click here to visit the My Details area to do this.
Any such personal data is maintained in line with the Data Protection Act and guidelines issued by The Scout Association.
We have security measures in place to protect all our databases. However, it remains each user's responsibility to keep their password secret, to protect against unauthorized access to your personal details, and to ensure they log out when leaving the Berkshire Scouts website.
The Berkshire Scouts Website www.berkshirescouts.org.uk has a Thawte SSL certificate. All web pages which require users to enter information will move to the secure mode. Please contact the Web Team if you wish to request from us a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Please note that under the Data Protection Act 1998 we are entitled to charge you a fee for providing this service.
We will provide you with a readable copy of any personal data that we may hold about you upon receipt of your request. We will require proof of your identity before releasing any data. In instances where you find information that we hold about you to be inaccurate, irrelevant or excessive we will promptly correct or delete it as appropriate.
If you want to contact us to raise any questions about this privacy statement, or any general matters relating to www.berkshirescouts.org.uk or other websites controlled by Berkshire County Scout Council, please contact the Web Team.



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Last updated 31 July 2008.

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