Wales Biodiversity Partnership is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website or use our services, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our services, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
You can contact WBP at [email protected] 0300 065 4242 or write to us at: Wales Biodiversity Partnership c/o Natural Resources Wales, Ty Cambria, 29 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0TP
The Wales Biodiversity Partnership (WBP) brings together key players from the public, private and voluntary sectors to promote and monitor biodiversity and ecosystem action in Wales. WBP is currently hosted by Natural Resources Wales.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the Data Controller and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Natural Resources Wales has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through [email protected] 0300 065 3000
What information do we collect about you?
WBP activities include regular biodiversity updates through our internal email list, telephone, e-newsletter using the Mailchimp platform (subscription based); topical newsletters (pdf format); and organising conference and workshop events. Booking for conference and workshop events are made through the Eventbrite platform or using an internal email booking system. WBP also uses the Twitter platform to promote its activities.
WBP activities require the collection of information such as name, email, telephone number and in the case of conference events, address, dietary and other special requirements. WBP also carries out surveys to improve our offering. These include WBP website surveys and WBP conference feedback surveys using the SmartSurvey platform.
The WBP website is hosted by a third party (WiSS)
All web content and enquiries made through the web contact service are managed by WBP.
Cookies are small bits of information that are stored on your computer by websites. These are typically used by websites to remember preferences, or to track your viewing history to target advertising more effectively.
The anonymous information is collated and reported using Google Analytics to help us with managing the website. This prevents us from seeing any individual records: we can only see summary and trend information.
When someone visits www. www.biodiversitywales.org.uk we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Our site contain links to and from the websites of our partners and members. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.
How will your information be used?
- Providing information
- Responding to queries
- Conference and workshop bookings
- Feedback on our services using survey information
- Notify you about changes to our service
- Administering finance through our small grants system
- Optimising the WBP website
Data is processed in-house and is not used to make automated decisions
What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
Processing is necessary to perform a task in the public interest that is set out in law, namely Welsh, UK and EU biodiversity and environmental legislation.
Who receives your information?
WBP support staff (hosted by NRW) are the main data processors for the purposes of carrying out duties aligned to the general purposes of WBP. You can contact WBP at [email protected] 0300 065 4242
- WiSS web services who host the WBP website
- Mail Chimp, for the administration of our newsletter services
- Twitter for web content services
- SmartSurvey for collating and compiling WBP surveys
- Google analytics to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the WBP web site
How long will your information be held?
We will hold your data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes of discharging WBP activities.
What are your individual rights?
You have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, to restrict and to port your personal information.
Any requests or objections should be made in writing to NRW’s Data Protection Officer: -
Email – [email protected]
Data Protection Officer
Natural Resources Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Security of your information
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
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.
How to make a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may in the first instance contact NRW’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.
If you remain dissatisfied, then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF