Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Frack Free Harrogate District uses and protects any information that you give Frack Free Harrogate District.

Frack Free Harrogate District is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Frack Free Harrogate District may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy was last reviewed in May 2018.


Who we are

Frack Free Harrogate District is a community group governed by terms of reference.

How we collect information

We obtain information about you when you subscribe to our newsletter or volunteer to take part in an awareness raising event. We collect information either digitally or when you complete a form in person, e.g. signing up to receive our email newsletter at an event or through our website.

What information we collect

We collect the minimum amount of data necessary to fulfil the stated purpose on collecting the information from you. The personal information that we may collect from you includes:

  • Full Name
  • Contact email address
  • Your contact preferences


What we do with this information

We require this information for the following reasons:

·         To email you with information about the campaign to ban Fracking. This may include volunteering and fundraising requests.

·         To ensure we know your contact preferences.

·         To get in touch regarding volunteering activities you have agreed to fulfil.

If you ask for your personal information to be deleted we will manage your request in a transparent way and permanently delete your data from our records.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We use, Mailchimp, a third party provider to store all personal data collected. Mailchimp is a cloud based platform and further details about the site’s security can be accessed here. []   Only a limited number of committee members, with mailing responsibilities, have access to data stored on Mailchimp.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

Your Rights

You are entitled to:

  • Request copies of, and / or access your personal information. Please note that you can view the contact information we hold, by clicking on the ‘update preferences’ link which can be found at the bottom of all our newsletters and newsflashes.
  • Request that your personal information be corrected where inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Request that your personal data is deleted
  • Unsubscribe from any direct marketing communications that you have previously opted into.

If we are at any time contacting you with regard to information you do not want to receive, please contact us and we will remove you from our mailing list:

How to request your personal information

You have the right to request access to a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, along with information on what personal information we use, why we use it, who we share it with, how long we keep it for and whether it has been used for any automated decision making. You can make a request for access free of charge.  Please make all requests for access in writing by email and provide us with evidence of your identity.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact


This website uses things called “Cookies” to ensure your experience of the site, and our ability to improve it, is enhanced.

These are small bits of information sent to your computer and stored on your hard drive. They allow the website to recognise you when you visit but do not identify you as an individual. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns to help us to deliver a better service. Cookies can be switched off by changing your browser preferences within your settings. Switching off cookies can result in losing functionality on websites.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage:

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.

You can find out more about Google Analytics Cookies here:

WordPress: Our website runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

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