Our privacy policy

1. Why we collect information about you?

Lesnes Abbey Woods is part of the Parks and Open Spaces at Bexley Council.

The team at Lesnes Abbey Woods uses the information you provide when you want to sign up for a newsletter and be on the mailing list.  It enables the Team to contact you if you want to hear about events, opportunities and activities that are happening at Lesnes Abbey Woods. You consent to the Lesnes Abbey Woods team holding your personal data when you create your account.


2. What information do we collect about you?

We may collect the following information about you when you sign up to the Lesnes Abbey Woods Volunteer Makers Site:

- Your name

- Your postal address

- Your email address

- Your date of Birth

- Your gender

- Your telephone number

- Your ethnicity


3. Who do we share this information with?

The contact information you give is only shared with individuals within the Lesnes Abbey Woods Team for the purposes of sending you a newsletter and or contacting you about events, activities and opportunities.

We also use other information collected anonymously (it cannot be traced back to any individual) to make the case for how important volunteering is for Lesnes Abbey Woods and for drawing down money from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who have funded Lesnes Abbey Woods.


4. Is there any information transferred to or stored on servers based outside the EEA?

No information we hold about you is transferred to or stored on servers based outside the EEA.


5. How long do we keep your information?

Your information is kept in your Lesnes Abbey Woods account until you delete your account or you ask us to delete your account.

An account is judged to be dormant if you do not log into it in over 2 years. Dormant accounts are manually deleted if no response to an email inviting you to log into your account to keep it active is received within 28 days. You may open a new account at any time if you want to volunteer again.

The anonymised data is retained for statistical and research purposes.


6. Who do we collect information from?

We only collect information from people who open an account on the Lesnes Abbey Woods website


7. What are the consequences if we do not collect the data?

If you don’t open an account with Lesnes Abbey Woods you can still find out information on our website lesnesabbeywoods.org


8. Are any decisions about you made by automatic means?

No decisions about you or your data are made by automatic means.

You can see the London Borough of Bexley’s full Privacy Notice here https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/privacy-notice

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