Privacy Policy & Cookies

Data Protection And Confidentiality

Normandy Village Hall considers Internet user privacy and data protection to be of paramount importance.
Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used. Any information you do submit will be stored securely and will never be passed on or sold to any third party.

User Anonymity And Personal Information

Due to the nature of the service, the Normandy Village Hall website is providing, users will be asked where required, to provide personal information to register for a service such as to make a booking online. You may choose not to provide us with this information; however, this may limit our ability to provide you with a specific service or offer.

This website is hosted and powered by Google Cloud Platform. Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website’s web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised the web servers. For more information visit: https://cloud.google.com/security/gdpr/.

Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be made available to Normandy Village Hall staff and partner agencies to allow them to measure and improve the website service we offer, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site. This monitoring does not include personally identifiable information. Most website servers on the internet will store this information every time you visit their site.

Except as stated already, NVH and partner agencies will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of NVH.

NVH will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, NVH reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of NVH web services.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for NVH to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access.
All log file information collected is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.

For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data-sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner at http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Use of Cookies

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file containing letters and numbers that we store in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer.

There are two different types of cookies:
Session cookies
These are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your browsing session. The next time you visit that particular site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before.
Persistent cookies
These remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last.

Why do we use Cookies?

We use cookies for a number of reasons:
1. Essential and Functionality Cookies
These allow us to ensure that our website works properly for our users. For example: that the search functionality acts correctly; that your preferences are remembered across the site, and that you know you are logged in to your account as you move from page to page.
2. Performance Cookies
With these cookies, we are able to record how you use our website and make sure we update it to be as useful as possible for our users.
We are able to look at this data and analyse statistics such as how long people are spending on a particular page, how quickly they leave the site or which pages they most often view next.

What Cookies do we use?

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries, and visits to this website.
Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither NVH or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
These cookies are set only after the user has given consent to us to use cookies.

How do I block Cookies?

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Further Information about cookies is available at the below websites:
http://www.allaboutcookies.org
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DT

Email: bookings@normandyvillagehall.org; For Hall Manager: text 07836 250099

Normandy Village Hall is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Charity Number 1177242.