Privacy Policy


Girlguiding is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy details the information we collect from you when you access the Girlguiding website and the steps we take to ensure this information remains confidential.

Our intentions

We collect some basic information from you in order to improve your browsing experience here at the Girlguiding website. With the exception of the provisions set out in this policy statement, we will not release any personal information to a third party under any circumstances unless expressly authorised to do so by you, or if we are obliged to do so by law.

All information will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and we will always aim to meet current Internet best practices. To find out more about Data Protection, please read our Data Protection Policy.

The information we collect from you

We currently collect information about your computer in order to tailor the web pages we provide to you. This information is collected from your computer regardless of whether or not you register with us and is not personal to you. This includes the following:

Operating System (i.e. Microsoft Windows XP)
Browser software (i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0)
Your browser’s custom settings (i.e. the presence of a Macromedia Flash plug-in)
Your IP address (the unique Internet network address of your machine)
Your geographic location (or that of your Internet Service Provider)
Access times (the time spent on the Girlguiding web site)
Referring domain (the website you were browsing prior to your visit to the Girlguiding website).


What we do with this information

The information about your computer detailed above is written to a text log file held on our web server. These log files are only accessible to the Web Manager at Girlguiding and the server administrators at the third party hosting company that manage the server (Mistral Internet).

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