Privacy and security policy

This statement applies to:

  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust, registered charity in England and Wales 1115634, in Scotland SC042830, Parkway House Business Centre, Eastleigh Works Campbell Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5AD

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, current UK Data Protection legislation and Internet best practise.

You can use most of the features of this site without disclosing any personal information. A few optional features of this site, such as membership and volunteer registration forms, ask you to provide some personal information (eg. name and address, e-mail address).

We will analyse information provided by you in order to determine which communications are most effective, and help us to reduce our administration cost and increase the funds available for conservation. If we wish to use your personal information for an additional purpose, we will always ask you to agree at the point of collection.

If you have already supplied us with personal information, you can change your instructions at any time by contacting Admin Support on 01786 466 897 or writing to Admin Support, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

Uses of personal data

Subject to your agreement, Bumblebee Conservation Trust will use your details for some or all of the following:
• Administering your membership. 
• Communications about conservation, volunteering and campaigns.
• Fundraising.
• Marketing purposes.
• Fulfilment of orders for goods and services.
• Administration of donations and legacies.
• Customer satisfaction surveys.
• In-house research and analysis.

Disclosure of data

Where other companies are used to capture data or undertake fulfilment services on our behalf, these activities are carried out under contract in compliance with the Data Protection Act requirements.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.


By providing personal data you consent to its processing as described in this Privacy Policy. The first time you are asked to submit your personal details you will see the following notice:

We respect your privacy and will not sell or otherwise distribute your personal data to any third party.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust will use your details to tell you about our conservation work; let you know about ways in which you can support us; to administer your membership; to conduct analysis and to contact you for research purposes. If you do not wish to be contacted by us in the following ways, please tick the relevant box:
[ ] Mail       [ ] Telephone       [ ] E-mail       [ ] Text

For further information on the full range of our activities and your privacy choices, please see our Privacy Policy or contact Admin Support on tel: 01786 467 820.

By submitting this registration form, you will be indicating your consent to receiving marketing messages from us UNLESS you have indicated an objection to receiving such messages by ticking the appropriate box.

Parents and guardians

We encourage you to be aware of the activities that your children are participating in both offline and online, particularly with regard to third party websites. If your children voluntarily disclose information, this may encourage unsolicited messages. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing any information without your consent.

Access to your own information

You can contact us at any time by letter or telephone to change or update your details, or obtain a copy of your record.
If you have any problems or queries about your data, please contact Admin Support on 01786 466 897 or by writing to Admin Support, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

Cookies and tracking

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may limit the functionality of the website.

Financial security

All online transactions are currently processed through PayPal (for membership payments) or Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) for donations. These websites use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for encryption. Most browsers (Microsoft Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc) support SSL. The link between your browser and the server is secure if your browser displays a small padlock or key symbol somewhere in the frame, or the address bar shows a web address beginning https:// (rather than http://).

Links to third party websites

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust website contains hyperlinks to many other websites. This information is supplied in good faith, in case it is of interest or use, to our website users. Bumblebee Conservation Trust is not responsible for the content or functionality of any of these external websites – but please let us know if a link is not working (use the 'Contact us' link which can be found at the top of every page). Visitors to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website should be aware of the following:

If an external website requests personal information from you (eg. in connection with an order for goods or services), this information is supplied to, stored and used by the company concerned – it is not covered by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust‘s Data Protection Notice. It is good practice to read the privacy policy of any website at which you are considering registering any personal information.

In purchasing goods or services from any of the companies to which the Bumblebee Conservation Trust site links, you are forming a contract with the company(s) concerned (agreeing to their terms and conditions), not the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Notification of change of Privacy Policy

Bumblebee Conservation Trust reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication. Your continued use of this website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

“Bumblebees are lovely little creatures - their bright stripes and gentle buzz bring colour and sound to our summer gardens. They are also very important because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren't going well and some species are threatened with extinction.
I'm really concerned by these declines and I'm pleased to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust." 

Kate Humble
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