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This privacy policy is for this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally it explains the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website.

Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer/device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.

1. Who we are

The Mill Bank Group is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and is open to everybody living in and around Mill Bank, Halifax. Every attempt is made to conserve the best of the past and ensure that developments are sympathetic to the environment and culture of the area. The Mill Bank Group is responsible for and maintains the website to keep villagers and local residents informed.

2. Website usage

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

We make every effort to ensure that viruses, malware and other malicious software is excluded from our website, however, we advise that you take appropriate precautions to protect your device. The Mill Bank Group cannot be held responsible for any consequential damage from malicious software or any other use of our website, documents or links.

Your personal data is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure secure transmission of the information. Please check that your browser shows the padlock symbol and that it is connected to our approved website

3. Data Protection Act & GDPR

This website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which came into force in May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Unless otherwise indicated, all materials on this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, and audio or video files, are the property of The Mill Bank Group and are protected by United Kingdom and international copyright laws.

No part of this website or its content may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of The Mill Bank Group, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other non-commercial uses permitted by copyright law.

Unauthorised use, reproduction, or distribution of any materials on this website may violate copyright, trademark, and/or other laws.

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of materials on this website, or for permission requests, please complete the online contact form.

5. Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

6. Website visitor tracking

This website uses Google Analytics tracking software to monitor visitors so we can better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information

7. Downloads & media files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise you to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

8. Contact & communication with us

Users contacting us through this website 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.

Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you relevant information through a mailing list system.

9. Social media policy & usage

While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

10. Data removal from the website

If you wish to have your data removed from the website (i.e email address and comments you may have added to the website) please contact the website administrator.

Within our website, we may link to other organisations’ websites which we believe may be of use to you. We do not endorse the information on these websites and we cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. The Mill Bank Group cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by these sites. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

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