Website and Cookies Policy

1.       About this Policy

1.1 This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of our website. Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them. 

1.2   We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in this Data Privacy Policy and as described when we collect data from you.
1.3   We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice. You are advised to check our wbta.co.uk for updates.
1.4   We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data. Further details on the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner (www.ico.gov.uk). For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “controller” of all personal data we hold about you.
2.       Who are we?
2.1   We are the Wooden Boatbuilders' Trade Association.  We can be contacted via the Secretary, Jane Kerr, at Y Bwthyn, High Street, Llandysul, Ceredigion. SA44 4DN
e-mail: jane.kerr2007@btinternet.com
Telephone:  01559 363201.
3.       How do we use Cookies?

3.1  Our site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our site and to provide and improve Our service. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
3.2  By using our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on our site for <>.  These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of our Site and your use and experience of our site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
3.3  Our site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our website. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our site, it does enable us to continually improve our site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The following Cookies are on our website:

Name of Cookie   Provider Purpose

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Expiry 1 day.


Google Analytics


Session Cookie. 

The Solutions Factory

Preserves the users state across the website.


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Expiry 1 day.


Google Analytics


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Google Analytics. Expiry 2 years.


Google Analytics

3.4 Managing cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a)        https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b)        https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c)        http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d)        https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e)        https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac (Safari); and
(f)        https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

4.         How we protect your personal data
4.1   We will not transfer your personal data outside the EU without your consent.
4.2   We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction.    All electronically held data is password protected.
4.3   Please note however that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
4.4   For any payments which we take from you online we will use a recognised online secure payment system.
4.5   We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data which might expose you to serious risk.

5.       Your rights
5.1   You have rights under the GDPR:

(a) to access your personal data
(b) to be provided with information about how your personal data is processed
(c) to have your personal data corrected
(d) to have your personal data erased in certain circumstance
(e) to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances
(f) to object to or restrict how your personal data is processed
5.2   Enquiries and complaints should be addressed in the first instance to the WBTA Chairman via e-mail to the Secretary.  
5.3   You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
0303 123 1113.
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Last update: 4th November 2019