Welcome to the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) website ("Our Website").
This website is maintained and operated by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association ("us", "we" or "our").
8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: 0116 289 4316
"Our Website" is aimed at adults, and can be viewed via the domains bhpa.co.uk, bhpa.uk, or bhpa.club.
Please see the BHPA Membership Privacy Notice for an explanation of how the BHPA uses the information you have voluntarily provided for the purposes of providing you with membership products and services.
Website Privacy Notice
The information we collect through our website and on-line shop
When you visit our website or on-line shop we collect information in two ways:
Information collected automatically
Examples of this are:
The tracking of visitors for statistical purposes and to assist the prevention of on-line fraud. The information collected includes, but is not limited to, your IP address, browser version, operating system and platform, screen resolution, ISP hostname, the URL used to enter and exit web pages, and the products viewed in our online shop, and information about the files you download.
Information you voluntarily supply
Examples of this are information you voluntarily supply when:
- Searching our website or on-line shop.
- Creating an account in our on-line shop.
- Ordering goods or services through our website or on-line shop.
- Submitting reviews of products in our on-line shop.
- Submitting your url on our links page.
- Submitting reviews of websites listed on our links page.
- Responding to any survey hosted on our website.
How information collected automatically will be used
The statistical information automatically collected is aggregated and used by the BHPA to analysis visits to our website and on-line shop, improve visitor experience, and assist in future website and on-line shop developments.
How information you voluntarily supply will be used
When purchasing product from our on-line shop the BHPA will use the information you have provided as follows:
The BHPA will not share the personal data you submit with third parties other than Secure Hosting (Monek) and Paypal, our on-line payment processors. Your credit card details will be entered on a secure payment page hosted by our payment processing partners, and are therefore never entered through or stored on our web server. Any information we do share with our payment processing partners is shared using SSL encryption between our systems and those of our payment processing partners.
You have the right to object to our use of the data submitted, withdraw your consent for us to use your data, request a copy of the data we hold, require us to correct any errors in that data, and to require us to delete your personal data. If you choose to withdraw your consent you will no longer be able to purchase products from our on-line shop.
We may send you emails from time to time if you add a web site to our links page, open an account in our online shop, or purchase items from our online shop. You can "opt out" of receiving emails from our on-line shop by changing your shop account preference accordingly.
The British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association only sells products to adults who are able to purchase them with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may only use the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association's on-line shop with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
You can set your browser to reject cookies and delete any that have already been set. But you will experience a loss of functionality when visiting some pages on our website, and will not be able to use our on-line shop.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information. Cookies are downloaded to your device when you visit a website, then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Persistent Cookies: Cookies that remain on your device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie.
Session Cookies: Cookies that allow us to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
First-party cookies: Cookies that are set by the website you are visiting, ie. the website displayed in the URL window of your browser.
Third-party cookies: Cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website you are visiting. If you visit a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie. For instance, two You Tube cookies will be set if you visit a page on our website that included an embedded You Tube video.
The cookies used on this website are listed below. The category shown is based on those used in the ICC UK Cookie guide:
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. They are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. They collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. They allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.