Privacy Statement for Newport District Scout Councils web site/s

Newport District Scout Council has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: Newport District Scouts.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Newport District Scouts will not disclose any information gathered from this web site to any other party or willingly allow any other third party to use this information.
Any names and contact details that appear on this site do so with that person/s permission.
Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information. The customer’s contact information may be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor’s experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.
We run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information . The customer’s contact information may be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Public Forums
This site makes chat rooms, forums, guest books, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The level of security is in line with the content and financial constraints of the site.
Guide Lines
This site has been constructed within the guide lines set down by The Scout Association in its document titled “Developing a Scouting website” item code FS295207 December 2006 Edition no 4. available from The Scout Association, Information Centre, Gilwell Park,  Bury Road, Chingford,  London E4 7QW )
Children’s Guidelines
This site collects online contact information from children without prior parental consent or parental notification.
This site gives children the ability to publicly post or distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.
1. You can send an email (see contacts)
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.
1. email us see contacts)
The internal content on this site should be suitable for children of scout age and upwards.
Newport District Scouts will not knowingly allow material of an unsuitable nature to be displayed on the site.

We operate an “opt-in” policy with regard to images published on this site, by this we mean that we will only publish suitable images of children and adults without the permission of the individual/s. We will remove any image if there is good cause and requested by the individual/s or their parent/guardian/legal representative.

Newport District Scouts can not be held responsible for the suitability of  content on any external link. If any linked site does offend, contact us and we shall remove the link.
Data protection
This section is intended to pre-empt some questions and reassure visitors about this site by listing the eight basic principles of data protection as proposed by the Data Protection Registrar (DPR) and outlines the approach adopted by The Newport District Scout Council.
There are laws in place that provide data protection in the United Kingdom and they are available for public viewing in great detail from 
The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. It sets rules for processing personal information and applies to paper records as well as those held on computers. The 8 rules are that information gathered must be:
   fairly and lawfully processed;
   processed for limited purposes;
   adequate, relevant and not excessive;
   not kept longer than necessary;
   processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights;
   not transferred to countries without adequate protection.
It is Newport District Scout Councils commitment to adhere to the above rules as far as it is practically possible.
There are a number of exemptions to the need to register with the Data Protection Registrar and Newport District Scout Council is currently seeking clarification on a claimed exemption as being a “not for profit organisation”.
( Information based on the publication, Data Protection item code FS270001 June 2008, Edition 2)        
 available from The Scout Association info centre, email

CopyrightNewport District Scouts will allow copying of  information with certain *restrictions  from this site if its use is for Scout related non-profit sites, (a link back to this site would be appreciated).

The copying of material and images for use on commercial sites and/or for financial gain is prohibited.

*restrictions some pages or images may have a “right click” disablement, where this feature is active the copyright on this content is restricted. Attempts to over ride this feature will class as an infringement of our copyright.

Some images on this site have been copied from the web, if you should require your copyrighted image to be removed then contact us and we will remove.

E mail

Newport District Scouts reserve the right to amend or withdraw any (name) email addresses at any time and without notice. Any mail within the account will be deleted. The address may then be reallocated if required.


Newport District Scout Council 
(South Wales), its members, web master, contributors or any of its agents can not and will not be held responsible for any injury or damage caused by acting on information from this site.  Activities can carry some element of risk, it is up to the individual who may use this information to ascertain the level of risk of these activities and personally determine the risk to themselves and others who may be in their charge.

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