Privacy Policy

Policy Introduction

This policy is intended to provide information about how the Stoney Stanton Action Group will use (or ‘process’) personal data about individuals including: its own members, it current, past and prospective contacts and with other groups and organisations with whom it has other relationships.

The information is provided because Data Protection Law gives individuals rights to understand how their data is used.

This Privacy Notice/Policy applies alongside any other information Stoney Stanton Action Group may provide about a particular use of personal data, for example when collecting data online or in paper form.

Anyone who is a member of the Stoney Stanton Action Group, or acts on behalf of the SSAG (including volunteers, members and service providers) should also be aware of and comply with this Privacy Notice /Policy.

Who we are

Stoney Stanton Action Group

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymized 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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The ‘contact us’ form goes thorugh to an email address that is monitored by a few memebers of the group and will reply to you in due course. In konw way is the email address used, sold or passed onto to third parties.

The form on the right hand side of the website is filtered through to Mail Chimp and will be used solely to send out periodic emails to keep you up to date with what is going on in the village


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


We have some basic analytics on the site so that we can guage the interest and hits that we are getting so that we can review and taylor our targeting on search engines.

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with third parties

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

The information you provide (personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, organisation) will be processed and stored so that it is possible to contact you and respond to your correspondence, provide information and/or access our facilities and services. Your personal information will be not shared or provided to any other third party.

How we protect your data

Any acounts and tools that we use to keep you up to date are all used with highly secured passwords and where possible two factor authentication is used. The passwords are only shared between members of the group who need to use them