Privacy policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of BWPA website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.


(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
  • (a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
  • (b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
  • (c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
  • (d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
  • (e) any other information that you choose to send to us


(2) Cookies

This site uses cookies to help make it more useful and reliable, some essential cookies may have been set already. If you continue to use the site, we'll assume you're happy to accept the cookies.

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use “session” cookies and/or “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit; and to allow you to log in and use your account.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

For further details on cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org where you can find comprehensive information on cookie restriction and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.


(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
We may use your personal information to:
  • (a) administer the website;
  • (b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  • (c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • (d) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
  • (e) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  • (f) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • (g) send to you our newsletter and other communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  • (h) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  • (i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Paypal. You should only provide your personal information to Paypal after reviewing the Paypal privacy policy (available at http://www.paypal.co.uk). We will share information with Paypal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.


(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers, sponsors or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
  • (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
  • (d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.
Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.


(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website may be published on the internet and, if so, may be available, via the internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.


(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.


(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.


(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)


(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.


(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.


(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please email info@bwpawards.co.uk

(12) Data controller
The data controller responsible for our website is Wildlife Photography Awards Ltd.
Our data protection registration number is Z1674822.