Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to inform you about (and protect) any personal information we collect from you. The following information is our policy at this time. This policy may be subject to change and any changes will be promulgated as updates to this page.
Who we are
Website Name: The National Trail website.
Website Address: http//www.nationaltrail.co.uk
Website Managed By: Walk England.
Business Contact Address: National Trails, Walk England, 63 Delph Hill Road, Halifax, HX2 7EE
Email address: Nationaltrails@walkengland.org.uk
Data Controller: Walk England
We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of websites not managed by Natural England and to which the National Trail website may link.
What personally identifiable information do we collect?
We provide anonymous access. You can access our website’s home page and browse our sites without disclosing your personal data. The National Trail website does not automatically store or capture personal information nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with data about specific individuals.
In common with most websites we have access logs. These logs record a user’s IP address and browser and are aggregated to produce summary information. We also use IBM SurfAid statistics tracking on all pages. This tracking causes the user’s browser to load a very small picture from the SurfAid server and allow statistics about the popularity of the website to be compiled. Log files do not contain any personal information.
The National Trail website is an interactive, dynamic site. It uses sessions to remember which function a user is employing. Sessions work by using a temporary cookie in the browser, and are required to ensure the server knows which browser is which. The temporary cookie is automatically removed when a user closes the browser, or the session expires after 30 minutes of inactivity.
We collect different kinds of information or personal data that you may volunteer while using the National Trails website. This information will vary depending upon which pages or services are used. Users who register with us will be required to provide us with a name, postal address and email address.
If you send us an email or make telephone contact asking for information or help, please note that we may need to contact another Department or organisation to get the information you need. We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so.
We do not give visitors to our website the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data. We implement security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorised access, use, disclosure or modification; and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
All members of staff that have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of that personal data.
Data collection and purpose specification
- We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services.
- We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources.
- If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, other than that for which it was originally supplied, we are required by law to ask you first.
Your rights to access personal data
National Trails, Walk England, 63 Delph Hill Road, Halifax, HX2 7EE
If you ask for a copy of your personal data, we aim to provide you with a readable copy of the personal data that we keep about you within 40 days. Evidence of proof of your identity will be required.
It is both in our interest and yours to hold accurate data. If the data we hold on you is inaccurate in any way you may, where appropriate, have the data erased, rectified or amended.
We aim to ensure that we resolve all matters satisfactorily, however if you are not satisfied with our response you may contact:
The Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
Switchboard: 01625 545 700
Fax: 01625 524 510
DX: 20819 Wilmslow
Glossary of terms
A software application used to locate and display web pages.
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser then stores the message and each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, email address and interests.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the Internet communicate via IP, the technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two host computers. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
Every computer connected to the Internet will have an IP address.
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer