If you choose to view our web site or to communicate
in any way with us or visit the Biss
Meadows Country Park website or forum then your viewing or communication
or visit is subject to the terms outlined on this page.
This page may change from time to time, and use of information that we gather
is subject to the information stated here in effect at the time of use.
You should check our web site frequently to see recent changes.
We, us and our refers to the
Friends of Biss Meadows Country
Park, or its officers or those authorised by the officers to undertake
a particular role or task. No other person is authorised to speak, act or
represent the Friends of Biss
Meadows Country Park.
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Friends Legal Basis
Friends of Biss Meadows Country
Park is an Unincorporated Association.
Copyright of Content
Copyright of all material on this web site is vested in the name authors
or creator or if no author or creator is given then in the
Friends of Biss Meadows Country
Park. None of the material may be used in whole or part without the
written permission of the copyright holder.
Use of Content is without Warranty
Neither the Friends of Biss Meadows
Country Park, nor any of its officers or its affiliates, associates,
partners, suppliers, agents or similar will be liable for indirect, special
or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits or data) arising
in connection with using this site or any site linked from this site or any
site mentioned in this site, even if we or any of the above parties have
been advised of the possibility of such damages.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither we nor any of the above parties
makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to
any content or any product or service mentioned or sold through this site
or through any site mentioned or linked from this site (including, without
limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement or any
implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade
usage), and the same are hereby excluded. In addition, neither we nor any
of the above parties makes any representation that the operation of our sites
will be uninterrupted or error-free and none of us will be liable for the
consequences of any interruptions or errors.
The use of this site or any of the material on it whether directly or indirectly
or from copies of the material is deemed to imply your acceptance of these
conditions. Any disputes or arbitration of disputes is subject to the application
of the law of the England and the jurisdiction of the English courts.
No Liability whilst Visiting Biss Meadows Country Park and Using its Amenities
The Biss Meadows Country Park
is a public open space and its use is subject to the by-laws of the owner
or its successors. If you have any concerns about visiting the
Biss Meadows and using
its amenities then please contact the owners West Wiltshire District Council
or its successors. Please refer to the Links page.
Whilst this site may encourage you to enjoy the nature and amenities of
Biss Meadows you and those
who accompany you do so entirely at your own risk. Parts of
Biss Meadows are extremely
dangerous and should not be entered by the general public. Children and animals
should be accompanied and closely supervised at all times especially near
river and pond banks and bridges.
Children and Persons under 18 years old
If you are under 18, you may use our web site, send us communications and
make purchases only with the involvement and permission of a parent, guardian,
teacher, youth leader or a responsible adult supervisor.
Taking and Use of Photographs
It is our normal practice to take photographs of events and other activities
of the Friends and the Country Park. Under English law it is permissible
to take photographs of people in a public space.
We use these photographs to highlight the amenity and wildlife value of Biss
Meadows, the events we organise, and the work of the volunteers to maintain
and enhance the area.
Publication may include, for example, our website, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter
pages, display boards and leaflets. We only publish photographs that show
a positive image of people.
Anyone who can be identified in such photographs may request that the photograph
be removed and this request will not be unreasonably refused. They may be
asked to identify the specific photos and the request may take some days
If we identify people it is normally only by their first name or first name
and initial where there are many who share the first name. However, role
holders on the Friends committee, people working in an official capacity,
and persons well known in the public domain may be identified by their first
and surname (e.g. the Chair, head of a council department, a celebrity).
We do not normally take pictures of children where the children can be
identified, unless we have the permission of their parent or guardian. Children,
if named, will only be identified by their first name.
Our grant funding bodies sometimes wish to use our photographs. They usually
ask that the people in the photographs sign a release form. We may therefore
approach you to sign such a form but you are under no obligation to complete
We take your privacy seriously and will take care of the data you provide,
use it in a responsible manner and process it in accordance to the law of
our site and in communicating with us by email, fax, telephone, SMS message,
letter or any other media, you are accepting the practices described in this
We will only use any personal information that you provide for the purpose
of managing our membership or communications lists and for informing you
of events, activities and initiatives of the association or those that we
are involved with. We may communicate with you electronically, telephone,
or by letter. We will not pass your information to a third party unless you
have asked, agreed or implied this to us either explicitly or implicitly.
You may ask us to remove your details from our current membership database
or communications lists at any time but that does not obligate us to communicate
with you by other means or to remove your details from our archive or from
paper or electronic documents that we must retain for legal, professional
or insurance reasons.
As a result of new legislation in England and Wales to enact the EU Directive
on Privacy and Electronic Communications, we can only respond to your
communications if either a) you have given your prior consent to receive
a communication from us, or b) a relationship exists between yourself and
us. Therefore, if you email us or complete one of the forms on this web site
then we presume that you wish us to respond to your communication and/or,
without obligation to either party, you wish to form a relationship with
us. This will enable us to respond electronically and by telephony to your
communication to us.
We gather information that you explicitly give us:
Internet Data: This is the information that you have provided on the various
forms on this site.
Email: When you send us an email these may be printed on paper or stored
on our office computers. The content includes the email narrative written
by yourself and the automatic information described below.
Telephony Calls: When you telephone our offices and all our lines are busy
you may have the option to leave a message. Such messages will be recorded
on our equipment or the equipment of our telecommunications provider. We
delete such messages when they have been actioned. The content includes the
voice message spoken by yourself and the automatic information described
Fax Calls: When you send us a fax these may be printed on paper or stored
on our office computers. The content includes the fax narrative written by
yourself and the automatic information described below.
SMS Text Message: When you send us a SMS message these will be stored in
our mobile 'phones temporarily until we have actioned them. The content includes
the SMS narrative written by yourself and the automatic information described
We gather information that is automatically collected by the electronic
communications devices that we use or is used by yourself:
Forms: When you complete one of the web forms we also gather information
about the type of browser and the operating system you are using, the form
page you were completing, and your internet IP address. We use this information
to help us technically develop the web site to support the most common browsers
and system environments.
Email: Our email software will make a log record of the email including your
name, sending email address, date and time of sending and of receipt, subject
and any signature information such as company or personal name, telephone
number, postal address.
Telephony Calls: Our telephony software and answer machine will make a log
record of the voice call including your sending number (unless withheld),
date, time and duration of the call.
Fax Calls: Our fax software and fax machine will make a log record of the
fax call including your sending number (unless withheld), personal or company
name, date, time and number of pages.
SMS Text Message: Our mobile 'phone will make a log record of the SMS message
including your sending number (unless withheld), date and time.
Email, Telephony and Fax Calls and SMS Messages: Your telecommunications
company or ISP may provide us with calling details such as the number you
are calling from, the date and the time. We may use such information to quickly
retrieve your personal and company details in order to better serve you.
Your telecommunications company may provide you with a facility to stop such
calling details being sent.
Log Data: In common with all web servers, our servers log data about visitors,
their technical environment and the pages they view. We use this data to
anonymously analyse web traffic in order to identify which pages are of most
interest to visitors, how many visitors view our web site, at what times
visitors in general look at the site, what sort of technical environment
they are using, etc.. We use this information to help us develop the site
content and the supporting infrastructure. We do not use this information
to identify and report individual visitors or their specific visits.
Search Data: When you use the site's search facility, the search information
that you enter is also sent to us. We use that information to help identify
what information in general is of interest to our visitors. We cannot link
a particular search to an individual unless the person making the search
enters their own name or the name of another person as a search criteria.
We do not recommend this unless you are making a search for information that
is already in the public domain (e.g. the name of an author of a book).
We do not use counters on this web site.
If you select any of the accessibility options, such as font size and background
to set the options again on your next visit.
EU Privacy and Communications Directive
Under this directive we need your permission to store a cookie to remember
The first time you select an accessibility options you will be asked to give
Click OK to accept or Cancel to reject.
If you reject then your choices will only be remembered during that visit.
If you accept then you can clear all cookies by clicking "Reset above".
We store and retain information you provide so that we can recall the nature
of our conversations with you at a later date,and to provide information
and services to you, and to meet any legal, professional or insurance
requirements we may hold any information obtained as outlined above.
We may summarise, record and store information about our communications with
We may compose and send correspondence and reports etc. to you and maintain
a copy (in paper or electronic form) for our records.
We will retain such information as long as it is needed, and if relevant,
as an historic record, and also to meet any legal, professional or insurance
requirement, which ever is the longest.
Please do not send us any information that is of a sensitive nature or is
commercially confidential or sensitive.
Our office computers are located in the UK and our email and web servers
in the EU. When you send data by email or by completing a form, or when we
email data to you, then that data is sent over the Internet and, depending
on your location, may well travel through computers that are not located
in the UK. As in common with nearly all the email traffic over the internet,
we do not currently encrypt such data. You should not therefore use the internet
to send highly sensitive data such as credit card or bank account details,
or company trade or financial information, or sensitive personal information.
For these we recommend the use of the fax or letter.
The Search services may be provided by a US company. These do not involve
the use of personal identifying data unless when Searching you enter your
own name or the name of another person. We do not recommend this except as
Some of our web services are provide by third parties who are therefore holding
some of the above information on their computers as a service to us.
We believe that such third parties hold and use such data in a responsible
When you click on a link that takes you to another site (and this includes
any adverts) then that site will no doubt be recording information about
you and your visit. Please refer to those sites and their privacy statements
for information as to what data is recorded and how it is used.
We never as a matter of course pass any of the above individual information
to any third party without your permission. Such permission may be implied
in any correspondence you send us. We will pass any individual information
when compelled to by a court of law, by the police or by some other regulatory
authority with the backing of the law.
We may make aggregated information available to other parties such as PR
companies, the press, advertisers, customers, suppliers or potentials of
any of these. With all such aggregated information it will not be possible
to identify individuals.
You have the right to see a copy of any personal data that we hold on you.
To retrieve such data you will need to provide us with information to help
us locate the data and information that verifies you are the person who you
say you are. We have the right in law to charge an access fee. By law we
need to delete from any copy any information that may identify other persons.
Computer viruses may be received or downloaded onto your computer system
via email communication or by visiting web sites that have become infected.
It is the recipient's responsibility to take any action necessary to prevent
computer viruses being received by these or any other means. Accordingly,
the Friends of Biss Meadows Country Park and its Officers disclaims all
responsibility which arises directly or indirectly from the transmission
and/or receipt of computer viruses.