Surrey Young Walkers

SYW terms and conditions

Anyone is welcome to attend our walks and events, no matter their age. However our group is specifically aimed at people in their 20's and 30's, and was formed in order to give young people the opportunity to walk with like-minded people of similar age. If you're outside our target age bracket then you might prefer to try our sister group SAWW, which is aimed at the 35-55 age group, or one of the many area-based groups in Surrey.

Our walks and social events are public events. We may use photos taken at our events on our website, on third party websites or in other media. We will always seek permission from the photographer to publish their photos but since the events are public, we are not required to not seek the permission of everyone featured in the photo. If you don't want a photo of you to be used for these purposes then please let us know and we will do our best to comply with your wishes. However we cannot prevent a photographer from publishing their own personal photos on their own website or third party websites (eg. social media site). If you would like a photo to be removed from a third party's website over which we have no control, then you should contact that website or the photographer directly.

Please note that because we are a charity, we cannot include sponsored walks or other charity events on our programme.

The Ramblers' civil liability insurance gives organisers and members basic public liability cover, but this does not provide cover for cancellation, personal accident or transport (including car shares). If you want to be covered for this, you'll need to arrange your own insurance.

The Ramblers' civil liability insurance does not cover climbing. If you wish to partake in an event that requires climbing ropes or other technical equipment then you should arrange your own insurance.


PRIVACY POLICY

INTRODUCTION

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of our members and website users. In this privacy policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.


COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may collect, store and use the following personal information that you provide to us:

a) Information about your usage of our website including IP address, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and navigation paths;

b) Information that you provide to us when registering for an account or updating your profile;

c) Information that you provide to us when signing in using third party authentication (eg. a social network);

d) Information that you send to us for publication on the website or in other media;

e) For Ramblers Association members, we receive your personal information from the Ramblers Association head office; we will treat this data in the same manner as if you had given it to us directly.


USING PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may use your personal information to:

a) Personalize our website for your preferences;

b) Send you notification/confirmation e-mails for website actions which require verification or authentication;

c) Send you our newsletters or other non-commercial e-mails, unless you have opted out of this.


DISCLOSING PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to our committee members insofar as reasonably necessary for the normal operations of the club.

We will never give, sell or supply your personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law.


SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the acquisition, loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

All personal information provided to us will be kept on secure, password and firewall protected servers.

You are responsible for keeping your password secure and secret. We will never ask you for your password except when you log into our website.


COOKIES

Our website uses cookies only as necessary for the operation of our website:

a) We use a "session cookie" to keep you logged in as you browse from one page to another.

b) We use a "persistent cookie" to enable the "Remember me" functionality of the login process.

We do not use cookies for any other purposes. If you choose to block cookies then it may have a negative impact on the usability of our website.