Website Policy & Privacy Statement and The Isle of Wight Scout Association take the issue of privacy very seriously and we are committed to protecting and respecting our users' privacy. This Website Policy and Privacy Statement sets out our current data processing practices. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, you should contact us using the address on the Contact Us page.

The Information we collect

The only circumstances in which we will provide any of your personal data to a third party for non commercial purposes are those contained in this Website Policy. will take every precaution to avoid personal data being used for improper purposes.

Visitor information

All visitors to will have some small details of their computer recorded as well as the pages they visit, in order to monitor the usage of and improve the visitors experience. Details recorded are as follows: IP address, computer platform, browser type, page visited, page come from, time of visit. uses small files known as "cookies" to enhance your use of the site. They have the following functions:

To ensure the best use of the Service by Members, by means of a temporary cookie. These cookies disappear when the Member's browser session ends, or if the Member clicks the "sign off" text.

Registration information

When you register with, we ask for your name and email address. User names must the user’s full name as these are made publically visible.

Types of membership

People who sign up to must be "members" of the Isle of Wight scouts, accounts are verified prior to being activated.

Operation of the service reserves the right to withdraw or modify one or more aspects of the where we have legal or technical reasons to do so. is intended to be used by its members for the purposes of providing information to the public and scouting in general. Accordingly, members must not use the access to, or information gathered from it, for the sending of unsolicited bulk email (known as spaming).

There may also be times when becomes unavailable, (on a planned or unplanned basis). For security or other reasons, we may require you to change your password or other information, which facilitates access to

Information posted on the site by members

The User should be aware that does not pre-screen or monitor all of the material contributed by members. However we do randomly monitor the site to support the Child Protection Policy of The Isle of Wight Scout Association.

We reserve the right, if a member appears to us to be in breach of any provision of this Agreement: (a) to suspend or terminate any member's access to, or parts of it, (b) to edit, or require the member to edit material posted on

Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access, without our prior consent. Each member is responsible for everything which is done on or through while their membership account is logged on to, or through their email address(es).

Withdrawal of material and termination of membership

Each member acknowledges that are entitled to withdraw any material on the site which appears whether based on information received from members or others, or our own determination to be capable of breaching any part of this Agreement, or to bring into disrepute. Each user acknowledges that does not monitor all material, which appears on the site.

The User is held responsible for ensuring that no material used on this service will:

  • Cause offence or be of a threatening or obscene nature.
  • Infringe the Intellectual Rights of a third party.
  • Breach the laws of this Country or the Country where message is destined.

If you see anything on which you think would cause offence, appears inappropriate or you feels infringes this Agreement, then please inform us by emailing us using the address on the Contact Us page.

Disclaimer has no responsibility for the accuracy of any material available on the site, whether provided by members or others.

If any third party sites are linked to or from, this does not mean that we endorse or have any responsibility for the site in question or anything which appears on it. Even though members are prohibited from doing so, people may provide information, or otherwise behave, in a way that is misleading or even illegal. Contributors may not necessarily be who they say they are. Your use of is entirely at your own risk.

Accordingly, to the extent that the law permits, you release The Isle of Wight Scout Association and's volunteers from all liability arising out of or in connection with and the material included.

Ownership of Intellectual Property

The User acknowledges that all copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to (including the material, which is contributed by members) are owned by The Isle of Wight Scout Association. There is no permission granted or implied to distribute or copy any information or derivative works herein contained without the express permission of The Isle of Wight Scout Association.

There is an implied consent that all material submitted to will be treated as the sole property of and will not be subject to royalties, licence or any form of control.

Indirect or Consequential Loss and Indemnity or The Isle of Wight Scout Association will not be liable to the User or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business, howsoever caused (whether arising out of any negligence or breach of this Agreement or otherwise). or The Isle of Wight Scout Association will also not be liable for any failure to perform of its obligations under this Agreement caused by matters beyond its reasonable control.

The User will hold harmless any claims that arise against or The Isle of Wight Scout Association from a breach of this agreement by themselves or any third party he or she authorises to use the service.

Limitation on Liability

No liability

The total liability of and The Isle of Wight Scout Association is limited to the total subscription by the User over a twelve month period.

Changes to this Agreement reserves the right to change this Agreement from time to time, and post the new version on website. When we do so, we will notify you that that there are changed terms and conditions by placing a note on the site ( The new version of these terms and conditions will then take effect, and will govern all services and your relationship with

  • eight weeks after the date of posting on the site or on a date that indicates in the relevant posting if any of the changes is to an operative provision of this Agreement which is capable of adversely affecting you. If you do not wish to be governed by the new version of the Agreement, you may notify us on or before the date when the new version of the Agreement is to take effect, and from that date you must cease to use; or
  • immediately upon the date of posting (or such later date as indicates in the relevant posting), if the changes are not capable of adversely affecting you - examples of which would include, without limitation, changes to one or more of's addresses or email addresses referred to in this Agreement.


In the event that any term of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by judicial decree or decision, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.

Legal jurisdiction.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

All personal information and details held on and processed by computers situated in the United Kingdom.

Disclosure of data by order of a Court and Security

We reserve the right to communicate a Member's personal information as we hold to third parties who are empowered by regulation, statute or order of a court.

We have security measures in place to protect our customer database. Access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains each Member's responsibility:

  • to keep their password secret;
  • to protect against unauthorised access to your personel Details;
  • to log off from the Service when not using it; and
  • to ensure against use by anyone else of the Service through the machine that Member uses while they are "logged on" to the Service

The Data Protection act

You can obtain further information about data protection laws by visiting the Information Commissioner's website at


If you want to contact us to raise any questions about this privacy statement, or any general matters relating to, you can contact us using the address on the Contact Us page.

Please use this address if you wish to request from us a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Please note that under English law we are entitled to charge you a fee for providing this service.