Privacy Policy


Tring Rural History ( is a volunteer project set up by the initiative of Tring Rural Parish Council.

In order that you are reliably informed about how we operate, we have developed this privacy notice which describes the ways in which we collect, manage, process, store and share information about you as a result of you visiting this site. The privacy notice also provides you with information about how you can have control over the use of your data.

If you have any comments or queries regarding our use of your data, please contact us by emailing

What Information Do We Collect About You?

In general terms, we seek to collect information about you so that we can:

  • Enable marketing development including sending email updates, publications and details of events
  • Audit usage of our websites.

The information that we need for these purposes is known as your “personal data”. This can include your name, phone number and email address. We collect this in a number of different ways. For example, you may provide this data to us directly online or over the telephone, or when corresponding with us by letter or email.

Please also be advised that when you visit any of our websites, cookies will be used to collect non-personal information about you such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address which connects your computer or mobile device to the Internet, and information about your visit such as the pages you viewed or searched for, pages response times, download errors etc. We do this so that we can measure our website’s performance and make improvements in the future. Cookies are also used to enhance this website’s functionality and personalisation, which includes sharing data with third party organisations. You can control this by adjusting your cookies settings as described in our Cookie Policy.

Specifically to users of our website and Google Analytics, Google may store and process Customer Personal Data in the United States of America and any other country in which Google or any of its Subprocessors maintains facilities. Google will ensure that the parent company of the Google group, Google LLC, remains self-certified under Privacy Shield on behalf of itself and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries; and the scope of Google LLC’s Privacy Shield certification includes Customer Personal Data.

How Will We Use The Information?

We use the data collected from you for the specific purposes listed in the table below. Please note that this table also explains how that data is collected, the processing purpose and in what circumstances your data will be shared with a third party organisation.

Contact Page Enquiries

  • Collected: via the contact page
  • Purpose: To administer our relationship with you and respond to enquiries.
  • Shared with: none

Newsletter Subscribers

  • Collected: via the Keep up-to-date page
  • Purpose: to communicate with you about relevant website updates
  • Shared with: MailChimp

Website Usage

  • Collected: via cookies when browsing through the website
  • Purpose: To meet a legitimate interest in order to improve the experience and website for individuals
  • Shared with: Google Analytics

How Long Will We Retain Information For?

Tring Rural History will typically retain information for as long as it is needed to fulfil a specific purpose, as listed in the table above. If you have signed up to our email newsletter we will keep the data until such time you unsubscribe from said newsletters.


Tring Rural History uses MailChimp to provide monthly updates via email. To understand the information MailChimp collects as a data processor please see their Privacy Policy for Contacts.

Location Tracking Via Our Website

Non-personalised aggregated data is passed to Google Analytics and MailChimp. These services allow us to improve our services to you. As part of this they analyse IP address information from devices to ascertain your location down to City level.

Provision Of Website

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that is available 24 hours/day, we cannot guarantee 100% uptime and will not be liable if the website is unavailable for any reason.

We may, at our discretion, suspend access to for any reason, without limitation this may include:

  • Any reason beyond our control
  • System failure
  • Maintenance, repair or upgrades

Whilst we take every precaution to ensure that the website and materials do not contain malicious content, we cannot accept any responsibility for a virus or malware you download.

External Links

Our website may contain convenience links to other sites. Tring Rural History is not responsible for the privacy practices and content contained within any of these other sites and cannot accept any responsibility for them. You should be aware of this when you leave the Tring Rural History website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

When you comment on content

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookie Policy

When first entering the website you will be prompted by a message at the bottom of the screen as to whether you would like to accept cookies, specifically the Google Analytics cookies, to be placed on your computer.

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the facilities available on our website.

Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie.

Google Analytics gathers non-personal data regarding the visitors to our site on our behalf using cookies and code embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors’ screen settings and other general information. The Tring Rural History Web Team uses this type of information, as with that obtained from any other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the service to its users.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Whilst we can’t offer assistance in managing cookies for every browser, the following website provides information on controlling cookies in most of the major browsers.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Last Updated: 27 July 2021