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Epping Forest District Council, Countrycare and Local Heritage Initiative

This Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how this site collects, use and safeguards the personal information you provide to 50 Favourite Trees and to assist you in using this site.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use it?

When you visit this site you may provide 50 Favourite Trees (favouritetrees.org) with two types of information: personal information you actively choose to disclose ("Active Information") through making a nomination or contacting 50 Favourite Trees, and secoundly use information collected, in a way not visible to you, on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others browse this site ("Passive Information").


We do not use favouritetrees.org to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 18 unless supervised by a known parent, teacher or secure adult.

Active Information You Disclose

If you make a tree nomination or add any other form of image or artwork favouritetrees.org collects your name, address, phone number, email and other information you disclose. Favouritetrees.org uses such information only for processing your entry and to contact you via email only regarding this entry if so required.

Passive Information Collected

Our site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" to collect information about how this site is used. Passive Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, the site pages viewed, time spent at this site, the sites visited just before and just after this site. Passive Information is collected on an aggregate basis without any association to your personal information so that you remain anonymous. If you do not wish to transmit "cookie" information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the "Help" section of your browser to correctly do so.

We use Passive Information to gather information about users and to enhance and design this site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help favouritetrees.org know information about how many people visit this site, when they visit and how they use this site. We do not connect any of this information to your personal information or email address.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Netscape Navigator, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalised.

How Do We Secure Active Information and Passive Information?

We secure your personal information submitted by you by using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of Active Information and Passive Information. Other communications you may have with favouritetrees.org via email or snail mail may not be secure unless favouritetrees.org advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with favouritetrees.org through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and favouritetrees.org requests that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.

How Can You Choose Not to Receive Information from Us or to Correct, Delete or Access Your Information?

If you desire not to receive information or if you wish to access, delete or correct your information, please call Epping Forest Countrycare: 01992 564224.

We reserve the right to revise this policy at our discretion. Please check back on this site as this policy may be revised from time to time without notice to you.

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