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Cookies and Electronic Communications

The MBKA website (www.mbka.info) is owned by MBKA and operated through the internet service provider (ISP) 1and1 (www.1and1.co.uk). MBKA does not collect personal information from visitors to this site, unless it is voluntarily provided.

MBKA does not use cookies or other code or tools (e.g. Google Analytics) to collect information from visitors to our website. 1and1, in line with all other ISPs, keeps a 'log file' of internet transactions of sites operated through their company. They provide this information to website administrators in an aggregated and non-personally identifiable form via their Analytics page to allow administrators the opportunity to improve their sites and review the number of visitors, etc. This facility is outside the control of and not the responsibility of MBKA.

If you want to know more about cookies, www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how manage them on a wide variety of browsers. Similarly, Wikipedia is a useful resource for information on log files.

Email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site only become known to MBKA when visitors make enquires through the contact facilities on the site. This information is in the form of the email address of the sender and the content of the email. MBKA will only use such information for the purpose of communicating with the sender. This information is held and managed by MBKA in accordance with the Data Protection Acts and is deleted when relations between the senders and MBKA end, or on request by the senders.

Electronic responses to senders' communications could include references to products (e.g. bee related insurance, hives and equipment) and services offered by third parties (e.g. affiliation to the Welsh Beekeepers' Association, the Bee Inspectorate), which MBKA considers helpful in its response to senders' enquiries. Senders personal information is not sold to third parties, nor is it disclosed to third parties without the senders' prior consent unless otherwise ordered to do so by a Court of law.

Further information concerning data protection, e-privacy and electronic communications can be readily obtained from the Information Commissioners Office's (ICO) website: website.

The information on this website has been provided in good faith for convenience as part of the service that is offered at this website. MBKA cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Visitors who rely on this information do so entirely at their own risk.

[September 2012]