Privacy Policy

Who we are

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymized 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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


What is a cookie

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or electronic device when you access our website. It is used to identify your computer and how you move about our website.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables use to understand how you use our website and improve your visit experience. 

Content for cookies

In most cases we require your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where a cookie is essential to the function of the website. For non-essential cookies we will ask for your consent via the cookie banner at the bottom of the page when you first visit. 

You may choose to reject our cookies by disabling them in the cookie banner.

Third-party cookies

We work with third party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website. These cookies and their third party supplier are listed below. By consenting to the use of these cookies on our site you will be consenting to the use of these cookies. 

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.


We use Jetpack to keep track of customer user of our website. This includes data about the use of our website and online services such as IP address, login data, details about your browser, page views, length of time of individual pages, number of times you listed our website and time zone settings.

Who we share your data with

We may have to share your data with the parties below:

  • Other companies in our group who provide services to us
  • Service providers you provide IT and administration services
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers and accountants
  • Government bodies where required to report processing activities

How long we retain your data

We only retain data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose we collected it for (analytics) and to satisfy any legal or accounting requirements. 

By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact information

Our full details are:

RSPB Haweswater
Naddle Farm
CA10 2RP

[email protected] 

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at [email protected] .

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