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Privacy Policy


1.0 Our principles regarding user privacy and data protection
  • Only necessary data should be collected and processed
  • We hate spam and will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information

2.0 Relevant legislation

This website aims to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:


3.0 Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it

How this website collects and uses personal information:

3.1 Site visitation tracking

Dog Friendly britain (DFB) does not use a third-party Analytics programme such as Google Analytics. Instead the server logs are used to provide basic information about your visit, and this information is amalgamated into an overview of such things as the number of visits to a page and length of stay etc. The type of information that may be stored include geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us.

3.2 Placing an order

We request information from you during the ordering process. If you decide to purchase an advert, you must provide contact information such as your name and address and also details of the advert you wish to place on DFB. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you. Your payment is processed by our third-party payment provider (WorldPay), and the information you supply to them is used to make the transaction. We never have access to your financial information (such as credit card details).

3.3 Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact us using a contact form, or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors mentioned. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us.

3.4 Cookies

This website uses a number of cookies, some of which are essential for us to provide a service to you. The ASPSESSIONID cookie is set by the server and only lasts for your visit. DFBauth is only set when you purchase an advert or login to amend your advert. WorldPay may also set cookies during the checkout process when you visit their website to make a payment.

A cookie (gridcookie) may be set when you accept 'Functional Cookies' via the Cookie Control settings. Your choice can be enabled or disabled using the Cookie Control settings panel at any time.

We use Google to provide our mapping facility. Google may set cookies to store information and preferences about maps or other associated Google services on pages where we embed Google maps. Some of our pages use "captcha" (anti-spam) technology which may set cookies on your computer.

Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. More information on cookies, including how to block them on a wide variety of browsers can be found at All About Cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

3.5 Server logs

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information may automatically be recorded. This could include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information may be used in the event of a breach of security to aid detection.


4.0 How we store your personal information

If you place an advert on this website some personal information will be stored within this website's database to enable us to fulfil your order and display your advert. If you wish your data to be removed at any time (or if you would like a copy of the information we hold), please email DFB giving your name, email address you used to place your order or some details of your advert.

Dog Friendly Britain may contain links to other third party web sites and Dog friendly Britain is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these web sites. We advise you to read the privacy statements of any web site you visit


5.0 About this website's server

All traffic (transferral of data) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.


6.0 Our third party data processors

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf.


7.0 Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website's database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.


8.0 Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates will be mentioned below.