Privacy Policy

Last modified: 28th July 2015

This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you submit to us via this website. This policy explains what information we collect about you, what we do with the information, who we share the information with, and how you can to contact us if you have any queries.

What information do we collect about you?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

What do we do with the information we collect?

Personal information submitted to us via this website will only be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy. We may use your personal information to:

Who will we share your information with?

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information (including your email address) to any third parties, unless we are required to do so by law.

Your email address will not be visible on your public profile page unless you tick the "Make profile public" tickbox on your account page.

Records provided through this website may be added to the county database. The Berkshire Ornithological Club may use this data to publish reports and to satisfy requests for records that they consider are in the interests of the county's birds. Any funds raised from this will be used by BOC for charitable purposes in accordance with their constitution. If you do not want the records you have submitted to be added to the county database tick the "Do not forward sightings" checkbox on your account page.


A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. A website can only access the cookies it has sent to you and not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

You can stop a certain website or all websites from sending you cookies using the privacy settings of your web browser. However, this may have a detrimental affect on the operation of the website.

We use "session" cookies (which are deleted from your computer when you close your browser) and "persistent" cookies (which remain on your computer until they are deleted or expire) on this website. We use persistent cookies to manage your login state and remember your login name and (optionally) password. If you do not wish us to remember your password un-tick the "Remember me" tickbox on the login page. We also use cookies to remember your preferences (including species names, species order, bird news order and bird news filter).

We use Google Analytics to collect visitor statistics to help us improve this website. Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitors and store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Google's privacy policy is available at:

We use third-party advertisments to help support this website. Google uses cookies (including the DART cookie) to serve adverts based on your visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager.

Learn more about how Google uses data.

How can you contact us?

If you believe we have incorrect information about you, you would like a copy of the information we hold about you, you would like your personal data to be removed, or you have any questions about how we use data, please email


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