Privacy Policy & GDPR Policy

GDPR Policy – Updated 1/3/2022

Our Commitment:
New Ark Play Association Ltd (New Ark Play) is committed to the protection of all personal and
sensitive data for which it holds responsibility as the Data Controller and the handling of such data in
line with the data protection principles and the Data Protection Act (DPA).
Changes to data protection legislation shall be monitored and implemented in order to remain
compliant with all requirements.
The member(s) of staff responsible for data protection is: Sally-Anne Miller-Molson.
New Ark Play is also committed to ensuring that its staff are aware of data protection policies, legal
requirements and adequate training is provided to them.
The requirements of this policy are mandatory for all staff employed by New Ark Play and any third
party contracted to provide services within New Ark Play.
New Ark Play’s data processing activities will be registered with the Information Commissioner’s
Office (ICO) as required of a recognised Data Controller. Details are available from the ICO.
Changes to the type of data processing activities being undertaken shall be notified to the ICO and
details amended in the register.
Breaches of personal or sensitive data shall be notified immediately to the individual(s) concerned
and the ICO.
Personal and Sensitive Data:
All data within New Ark Play’s control shall be identified as personal, sensitive or both to ensure that
it is handled in compliance with legal requirements and access to it does not breach the rights of the
individuals to whom it relates.
Agreed for and on behalf of New Ark Play Committee by Jo Curphey, Committee Chair, 1/3/2022

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.