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Privacy Policy

The Guild of Mace-Bearers (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your
privacy. This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents
referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you,
or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully
to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will
treat it. We will not pass your data on to any third parties, except where required by
law, without your express permission.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms or completing an order on our
website (our site) and completing paper forms available at
other locations and responding to promotions. If you contact us, we may keep a
record of that correspondence.

We do not store credit card details.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP
address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage
by using a cookie file that is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies
contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us
to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They
enable us:

  • To recognise you when you return to our site.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
  • To undertake market research.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your information if we are under a duty to disclose or share your
personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or
apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or
safety of the Guild of Mace-Bearers, our members or others. This includes
exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of
fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment
transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have
chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are
responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a
password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely
secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot
guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at
your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict
procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing
purposes. We will request your permission before collecting your data if we intend
to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise the right to withdraw that
permission at any time by writing to the Guild of Mace-Bearers, 5 St. Patrick’s Close, Deal, CT14 6RJ.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our
partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these
websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that
we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these
policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

You have the right to access the information held about you. Your right of access
can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Any access request may be subject to a
fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold
about you.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this
page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact Us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and
should be addressed to the Guild of Mace-Bearers, 5 St. Patrick’s Close, Deal, CT14 6RJ.


E&OE  February 2021