Privacy Statement

Who we are

We are South West Cheshire Shipton Explorer Scout Unit. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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We always try to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. This is to prevent visitors to the website from downloading and extracting any location data from images on the website.


We collect personal data from our users via forms on this website, and by allowing users to register for our Members Area.

When someone submits a form to us, this may include the following types of data:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact details (including postal and email addresses and telephone numbers)
  • Medical requirements

This data is collected on our Contact form is to enable us only to respond to an enquiry.

The data collected in our Registration form is to help us share detailed information about our Unit and activities with members of the Unit, their parents, Leaders and Managers of Shipton ESU. We may also share this information elsewhere in Scouting.

How long we retain your data

Registered user information is retained in the website’s database. We will only retain your data for as long as it is appropriate for us to do so. If you have made an enquiry via our Contact form we will remove your data once your enquiry has been concluded. If you have registered for our Members Area we will retain your data for as long as you remain involved with Shipton ESU or Scouting in South West Cheshire. All registrations for the Members Area are subject to approval, to ensure that only members of the Unit, their parents, Leaders and Managers of Shipton ESU can access certain pages of this website. If we reject your registration for this site, then your details will be deleted from our database.

Where we send your data

Your data will only be shared with relevant local Scout Groups as necessary to answer an enquiry. Your data will not be used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish for your details to be passed on, you may tick the “I do not consent” box on our Contact form. This may mean however that we will be unable to assist with your enquiry.


If you have an account for our Members Area 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.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have filled in our Contact form, 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.

Last update: 4th August 2020