use the personal information (“Personal Data”) you provide in your dealings with
the Southern Coastal Group (SCG).
We know how much you care about the way your Personal Data is used. We are committed
to protecting the integrity and confidentiality of your information and act in a
careful, sensible manner in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We appreciate
the trust you place in us.
Personal Data does not include information such as data, messages, text, graphics,
images, photos, video, sounds, profiles, works of authorship and any other materials
that have been posted on to our website.
will update the “Last Updated” date and for material changes we will notify you by
placing a notice on the home page of our website for a minimum of seven days. It
are updated as to any changes.
Who controls the Personal Data that is collected?
All Personal Data collected by this website is in the control of the chair and research
chair of the Southern Coastal Group, and they may pass it on to any SCG member organisation
How is Personal Data collected?
When submitting a form or paying for membership services on this website, the submitted
data is sent to us. We use this data to contact you in relation to your enquiry.
Access to data we collect is limited to the members of our group who require that
data to perform their duties.
Do we share Personal Data?
We will not share your Personal Data with third parties without having obtained your
permission. We will only disclose your personal information, without your permission
or notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith believe that such action
is necessary to:
Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us.
Protect and defend our lawful rights and property.
Act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our customers and the
Do we monitor and/or record communications?
Monitoring or recording of your calls, emails, and other communications does not
currently, but may take place in accordance with UK law, and in particular for business
purposes, such as for quality control and training, and in order to prevent or detect
Please visit the Information Commissioner's Office website for further information:
As of May 26th 2012 the UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations came
Under the regulations southerncoastalgroup.org.uk is required to make available information
about all cookies we use on our website, including those set by external tools such
as Google Analytics.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive by websites, they help
websites to analyse web traffic or recognise your computer when you visit a particular
Cookies can allow web applications to tailor content to suit your needs by remembering
your likes, dislikes and preferences - such as the way sites like Amazon and eBay
suggest items that you might be interested in based on what you have looked at previously.
Cookies can also be used to track the number of visitors to a website, the time they
spent on the site and the pages they looked at.
Cookies we use
viewed and how often. The tool we use for this is called Google Analytics.
The information gathered by Google Analytics helps us to improve our site and tailor
it to our customers' needs.
Google servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our site.
These “server logs” typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address*,
browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more
cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, we cannot recognise
you from the records we hold and cannot access your computer or any information about
you. You can find out more about the tool we use for this and how it works on the
Google Analytics website.
and provide you with a better web experience.
*Internet Protocol (IP) address
Every computer connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an
Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based
blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country from which a computer
is connecting to the Internet.
Accept or decline cookies by adjusting your browser settings
If you are concerned about cookies from this or any other website you may want to
adjust the privacy settings in your internet browser. By doing this you can withdraw
your consent for websites to upload cookies to your computer.
Most internet browsers automatically accept (or 'consent' to) cookies, but you can
usually change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. Again, this
may reduce your browsing experience but it gives you greater control over the cookies
that are placed on your computer.
Here are some links to point you towards advice for the most popular internet browsers: