Privacy Policy

Paddlers for Life Windermere believe in the privacy and data protection themes of the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and will always protect your data in line with its requirements. This is the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as it applies in the UK.

Who we are

Paddlers for Life Windermere are a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team and are a registered charity. This website provides information about the team and its activities.

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

If you use our contact form we will store your message and email address. These will be forwarded to a member of our group, usually a trustee, in order to answer your query. They will not be made public or sent to any third party.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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. See our Cookie Policy.

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. These websites will have their own privacy policies which you can search for online.


The website hosting company provide us with anonymous analytics that inform us about how people use and access the website. We also use analytics provided by Statcounter for the same purpose. The Statcounter data includes your IP address and a general location based on your broadband provider but no other personal information. Statcounter Privacy Policy

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any other third party except as described above.

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.

You can contact us about data we hold by emailing or use the contact form on this page. The contact form is also in the footer of each page.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Your contact information is used only to respond to any approaches you make through the contact form or comments section. You can request deletion of your contact information and/or comments using the email address.

Additional information

How we protect your data.

Please refer to our Data Protection Policy

What data breach procedures we have in place.

Please refer to our Data Protection Policy

What third parties we receive data from.

The only data we receive  is automated data through third party organisations when you submit a comment or contact us via the website.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data.

There is no automated data, decision making or profiling in use on this website.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements.