Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Rye Meads Ringing Group protects and uses any information you provide when you use the website, contact us by mail or email, or become a member. Such information will only be used as described in this Policy.

This Policy may be updated from time to time; the latest version is that published on this page.

If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please email or write to the address shown on our Contact us page.

Data Privacy

The personal data we collect may include the following:

  • Name, contact information including email address, and payment details for members and donors (including Friends) for the purpose of maintaining membership records, sending out members’ publications, and keeping members informed
  • For ringing members and helpers, information on activities undertaken, on study data collected (including ringing, observation and breeding survey data), and on training and ringing permit history, and health and safety information including details of next of kin

When you fill in a form or provide your details on this website, you will see one or more check boxes allowing you to opt in to receive information communications from us by email or other media.

If you have agreed that we can use your information for communication purposes, you can easily change your mind later by signing into the website and changing your personal preferences, or by emailing or writing to us as shown on our Contacts page.

We will never pass your details to any third party without your express permission or unless required by law. All personal details held about you are stored securely and used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

We also collect aggregated information about visitors to this website in order to understand better how visitors use the site, and to provide relevant information and enable certain functions on the website.

If you wish to see a copy of your record or to update it, or if you would like more details on our GDPR compliance policy, please contact us as shown on our Contact us page.

Cookie policy

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer which enables our website to recognise you as you browse different pages on our site. It enables us to confirm whether you are signed in as a subscriber, and to offer content, options and functions which are specific to you. It also enables us to see how many people visit the website and which pages they view.

Cookies do not provide us with any means to access your computer or any information about you other than that which you choose to share with us.

You can refuse to accept cookies from us, but your browsing experience may be impacted and some pages may not be accessible. We will issue cookies to your computer unless you have configured your browser to refuse them.

If you want to understand more about cookies, a good site to visit is All about cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other third party websites. We have no control over such third party websites and are not responsible for data protection and privacy when you connect to these sites.