Privacy Policy

Who We Are

This website belongs to Westport Beekeepers Association. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This website collects very little information. We store only the minimum of personal information. This includes the name and email addresses of registered members and where they have been added the addresses of members.

This information is kept on the website’s server for the administration of the web site.


Westport Beekeepers Association uses cookies to provide a customized user experience on the site. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow your browser to remember information about your last session on that website. Your computer only shares information in the cookie with the specific website that provided it, and no other website can request that information. Westport Beekeepers Association also uses third-party analytics services (like Google Analytics) to gather this information for anlysis.

Westport Beekeepers Association collects and temporarily stores certain information about your visit to help us to better align our content and the website design with your needs. The information these cookies collect includes:

  1. The domain you access our website from
  2. Your computer’s IP address
  3. The date and time you accessed the site
  4. The operating system of your computer
  5. The browser you’re using to access our site
  6. The Universal Resource Locators (URLs) of the pages you visit on our website
  7. Your username, if you’ve logged into the site
  8. The URL of site you came from, if you clicked a link there that brought you to our website

We may share this information internally with Westport Beekeepers Association employees or third-party contractors as needed. This information is only used to to improve the website and enhance our visitors’ experience. Raw data logs are only retained temporarily for site management purposes.


When visitors 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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Forms

Our contact forms do not save information but the email accounts of the recipients will. The personal information in the emails will not be shared outside of the Westport Beekeepers Association and the people it was intended for or with whom it must be shared in order to act on it.

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.

Who we share your data with

Your data is only shared with third parties when necessary to perform the service that you are entitled to, e.g. delivery of purchased products. If you purchase a product from our website, we will receive your name address and email and delivery address. Some of this information is forwarded to PayPal in order to complete the transaction. We never see or have any access to your credit card details. They are only shared with PayPal when you set up your account or use their services.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

(1) Ask for a list of personal information we have about you, if any.

(2) Request a change, correction, or deletion of your personal information.

(3) Request that we avoid collecting anything in the future (opt-out).

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you have the option to turn cookies off in your browser. However, keep in mind that turning off cookies may impact how this website functions. Disabling browser cookies will also impact how other websites you visit store browser cookies as well.

Whenever we collect any sensitive information (such as credit card information), the information is encrypted and securely transmitted. You are able to confirm this by looking for the ‘lock’ icon in the browser address bar, and also confirm that the URL link starts with ‘https.’

If you believe at any point that we are not following this privacy policy as stated, please contact us immediately via email

Where we send your data

We do not send your data outside the EU.

How we protect your data

Our server is protected by an SSL certificate. This means that your information between your computer and our website is encrypted. This prevents the man in the middle attack. The website is also protected by security software.

What data breach procedures we have in place

All registered users will be notified as soon as possible if there is a successful attack on this website.

If you do not accept our privacy policy, you should not use our website.