Privacy Policy (Website)

D R A F T – subject to Committee approval


The information on this page sets out how we will deal with your ‘personal information’ as a user of the website.  ‘Personal information’ means information that could identify (or is related to the identity of) an individual.  For details of Minehead & District’s policy for members, please see Privacy Policy (Membership).

For Registered Members

There are specific points where a Cookie is set:

  • When you visit our login page
  • When you log in
  • If you edit or publish an article

Please review our Cookies policy for further detail.

For users that register on our website, we store the personal information provided in their user profile.  All registered users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).  Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Comments from you 

When visitors (members and non-members alike) leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture or avatar (if and where provided) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website (e.g. in a forum), you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.  Visitors to the website are able to download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Please see our Cookies Policy for specific technical information on cookie usage.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses Google Analytics to view traffic and page accesses.  No data is recorded which links to an individual name, identity, IP address, or other recognisable feature.

How we protect your data

Minehead and District U3A has in place a range of security safeguards to protect your personal information from loss or theft, as well as from unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.  Security measures include use of cloud storage, firewalls, and a management database system.  

What data breach procedures we have in place

To be added

What third parties we receive data from

Minehead and District U3A does not receive data from external sources.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

To be added



If you have any queries about this policy, need it in an alternative format, or have any complaints about our privacy practices, please contact the IT Champions.