Who we are
“Sustainable Dorset” is the brand name of Dorset Agenda 21 Ltd, a Charity (1102528) and a Company (04988176) registered in England and Wales. Our website is www.sustainabledorset.org
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Transmitting your information
Unfortunately, the transmission of data across the internet is not completely secure and whilst we do our best to try to protect the security of your information we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur whilst data is being transferred.
We will keep your information only for as long as we need it to provide you with the services or information you have required, to administer your relationship with us, to inform our grant/bursary decision making, to comply with the law, or to ensure we do not communicate with people that have asked us not to.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your information with anyone without your consent. This website is a social networking website and as such you are in control of what you share with whom.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Storing your information
Information is stored by us on computers located in the UK.
We place a great importance on the security of all personally identifiable information associated with our members and supporters. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal data under our control. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur while it is under our control, we use our best efforts to try to prevent this.
What we will not do with your information
We never sell or share your information to other organisations to use for their own purposes.
Sustainable Dorset complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
The Data Protection Act gives you certain rights over your data and how we use it.
- The right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
- The right to prevent your data being used for direct marketing
- The right of access to a copy of the information we hold about you (known as a subject access request)
If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact Sustainable Dorset,
Sustainable Dorset (da21), c/o The Volunteer Centre, The Coach House, Acland Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EF. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about your rights under the Data Protection Act and the GDPR go to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Version 1.2 December 2019