Information collection and use
You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use most of the website. However, in order to use certain functions on the website or receive certain information from us, you must register and provide information about yourself.
This information enables us to provide you with information in which you have expressed an interest. We may use your information to contact you either to fulfil a specific request or to verify any information supplied by you. We will only contact you on unrelated matters if you consent to us doing so when you register. You may withdraw this consent by following the instructions at the bottom of each email communication or by using a self-service facility if available.
We use small files known as “cookies” to enhance your experience of our websites as follows: cookies are small text files that are set on your computer if you use specific facilities on our websites to help us recognise you or your preferences every time you visit our websites. Through being able to recognise you we are able to provide you with information that's tailored to your preferences.
Most web browsers accept cookies by default but you can change your browser settings to choose not to receive them. You can learn about cookies, how to view what cookies have been set on your computer and how you can manage them at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.
You may also delete existing cookies such as the ones used by our websites. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you may still use our websites, however certain features may not function correctly, an example being the Login facility.
Cookie name: _utma _utmb _utmc _utmzUsage: We use Google Analytics to help identify popular areas of a website, trends, where we might need to improve speed or performance in some way and where our visitors have come from and how they found us. These cookies have varied lifetimes, some might be set to exist for over a year. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form i.e we cannot tie a particular visitor journey to a name or email.
More info: You can understand more about these cookies via Google's own site
Author: Canal & River Trust
Cookie name: ASP.Net_SessionID Usage: This cookie may or may not be set for the lifetime of your visit to a Canal & River Trust website. It allows us to associate information you save or preferences you set during your visit to the website. It has a maximum lifetime of one hour after you leave the website.
Cookie name: Advertising/behavioural cookies
Useage: We have relationships with carefully-selected suppliers who may set cookies to collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. The data contained in the cookie is anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry.
More info: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/. The guide contains an explanation of the IAB's self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
We may provide to third parties aggregated demographic information such as website visitor totals and the average length of website visits. This information is not linked to any personally-identifiable information.
If all of the assets which Canal & River Trust uses to operate its business (or substantially all of them) are acquired by a third party, or are transferred by statute, we may transfer your information to that party.
Finally, Canal & River Trust reserves the right to disclose any personal information to a third party where there is a legal duty or requirement to do so.
Third party websites
Canal & River Trust takes every precaution to protect your information. When users submit personal information to one of the websites, this information is protected both on-line and off-line. However, it remains your responsibility to protect any passwords and protect against unauthorised access.
Amending / updating personal data
If a user's personal information is incorrect or requires updating, we will amend or delete that information as necessary, upon request. In order to make such a request, you can contact us either by writing to us at Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB, emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning us on 0303 040 4040. If the website offers a self-service facility, you can use that too.
Place of processing
All personal information or data which is held by Canal & River Trust is held on and processed by computers situated in the European Economic Area.
Changes to this policy