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Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy relates to this website (www.rainhillcc.com) governs the privacy of its users. This is separate to our general privacy policy in respect to the information we hold about members. 


The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and Rainhill Cricket Club (the club). Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.


When you visit or complete our contact form on our website you will be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name and contact details. We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from e-mails or letters you send us.


Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our site and to supply the services you have requested. It will also enable us to contact you if necessary. We may also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve, and develop our services.


The information you provide us may be accessed by club personnel for the sole purpose of providing these services. If you have given your explicit consent, we may use your information to contact you by post, telephone, e-mail, or text message for your views on our services; to notify you of important changes or developments to the site and our services; and to let you know about other products and services which we offer which may be interest to you. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us. We may also pass aggregated information on the usage of our site to third parties for analysis purposes, but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.


Unless required to do so by law we will not otherwise share, sell, or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your explicit consent.


You are entitled to see all the information held about you, and you may request changes to ensure the information is accurate, up to date, and relevant. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.


The Website


This website and the club take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.


Use of Cookies


This website uses cookies to better its users’ experience while visiting the website. The website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.


Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save, and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide users with a tailored experience within this website.


Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive, to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information.


Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved, or collected.


Contact & Communication


Users contacting this website and/or the club do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to e-mail submission process but the club advises users using such form to e-mail processes that they do so at their own risk.


This website and the club use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to, for example, an e-mail newsletter but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to e-mail process. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving e-mail marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.


In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each e-mail campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.


External Links


Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.


The club cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite its best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website, and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.


Adverts and Sponsored Links


This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our sponsors and partners, who may have their own detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.


Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website, and the club cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.


Social Media Platforms


Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform, respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in relation to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor the club will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or e-mail.


This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.


Shortened Links in Social Media


This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs.


Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and the cluib cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

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