Redstart (female) © Tom Wallis 24.5.2011

PrivacyPrivacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Devon Birds (Devon Birdwatching & Preservation Society) uses and protects any information that you give the Society when you use this website.

Devon Birds 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.

Devon Birds 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 is effective from 8th August 2012.

What We Collect

We collect the following information from members and customers placing orders in our shop:

  • Your name.
  • Your contact details, including email address, postal address, phone number and mobile number.

We also collect the following information from members only:

  • Demographic information such as your year of birth, grid reference and mailing preferences.

What We Do With the Information We Collect

We will use the information we collect to provide you with services, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Essential record keeping.
  • Contacting you in case of queries.
  • Sending notifications to the email address you have provided (if any) such as password reminders, updated personal details, payment confirmations, etc.
  • When you are signed in as a member, for your convenience we will pre-fill certain items within forms on this website, such as your name, email address, postal address, etc. However you will always have the option to edit or delete that information on the forms before submitting them.
  • Improving our products and services.
  • Statistical analysis.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your member account on this website is protected using a password known only to you. You should therefore choose your password carefully and ensure it cannot easily be guessed. We strongly recommend you use a mixture of upper-case and lower-case letters and numbers.

Industry standard encryption and ciphering techniques are used to protect your password and personal details. For example, the pages in the Members area used for signing in, updating your password and changing your personal details are encrypted using SSL to ensure information cannot be intercepted in transit between your computer and this website.

Links to Other Websites

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

Controlling Your Personal Information

It would be impossible to run the Society without retaining your personal details. We guarantee never to sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.

You may request details of personal information we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

The Membership Secretary

Devon Birds
6 Clonway
PL20 6EG

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us at the above address, email us at, or use the Update Your Details page. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.