Privacy Policy

Visit Corbridge GDPR Policy and Privacy Statement

1          What is Visit Corbridge?  Why do we need to collect your data?

The main aim of Visit Corbridge is to promote by any lawful means co-operation between businesses and residents in the area in order to both enhance the trading and the physical environment in Corbridge; to promote good neighbourliness and engender community spirit and appreciation of the Conservation Area.  This is for the mutual general benefit of the members of the Association, the businesses that operate there, the residents who live there and the individuals that use the services in the area.

Through its work, the group will:

a)       Actively encourage and organise suitable social, cultural and promotional events and activities in Corbridge.

b)      Assist residents and businesses of Corbridge to help and support one another with their practical and social needs.

c)       Identify and address issues of local concern by working with Members and Officers of Council, the Police, Health Authorities and any other agencies working for the benefit of the Conservation Area.

d)      Organise community activities for Corbridge visitors and businesses.

e)      Endeavour to make Corbridge a safer and more secure place in which people can live and work.

2         Cookies – We do not either collect or share cookies.

        Google Anlaytics – When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.  This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.  We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our web site.

4         Mailing lists

We need to be able to contact members of Visit Corbridge and we do this by email.  Most contacts will be about membership, meetings, events and news.  We do this mostly via Mailchimp mass mailings, which do not disclose your email address to anyone else.  For more information please see the Mailchimp privacy notice at We may gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies.

The only information that we hold is your name, business address, phone number and email address as supplied by you on our membership form.  All information is held solely for the purpose of running Visit Corbridge.

We may contact you occasionally to check that our records are correct.  We do not pass on your details to any other organisation.

Information about your membership is held for one year after your membership ends whether by lack of renewal or notification that you wish to cease your membership.

5         Subscriptions and membership

Your membership fee is paid for the duration of the membership year and a receipt duly issued.  The information relating to your membership is held by an officer of Visit Corbridge.  Invitations to renew membership are emailed in advance of the end of the membership year.

Our membership form, which all members sign contains the following statement. “ Please note that the preferred method of communication is email.  We will contact you about open meetings, events and other issues of interest.  If you are a business you will be added to the Shopwatch listing.”

6         Data sharing

The only way in which your data is shared is through Shopwatch.  Your business phone number is shared with other Corbridge traders, so that you and other traders can alert each other quickly about any actual or suspected thefts or other criminal activities.

7         Access to your personal information

You are welcome to have access to the information held about you by Visit Corbridge at any time given reasonable notice to the Secretary.  If you wish to change any personal details, please also contact the Secretary.

8         Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy policy will be reviewed every five years, or at any time required by changing regulations, whichever is the sooner.

Liz Hagger

Secretary and Treasurer, Visit Corbridge