Data Protection & Privacy

Data Protection

Burnley and District U3A will comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws and regulatory frameworks.

Burnley and District U3A’s Data Protection Policy sets out the requirements that Burnley and District U3A has to gather personal information for membership purposes. The policy details how personal information will be gathered, stored and managed in line with data protection principles and the General Data Protection Regulation. The policy is reviewed on an ongoing basis by Burnley and District U3A committee members to ensure that Burnley and District U3A is compliant. This policy should be read in tandem with the Burnley and District U3A’s Website Privacy Policy below.

Download and read our full Data Protection Policy (PDF 163KB)

Download and read our Privacy Policy (PDF 139KB)


Website Privacy

Information we collect from users of this website

Burnley and District U3A manage this web site and take the privacy of information provided by visitors to this website seriously.

We do not capture or store personal information about individuals who browse this website, except where this information is given voluntarily such as through e-mail or an online form. We do however collect statistical information which is not personably identifiable (see Information to improve our website below).

What we do with personal information

Where you choose to complete an online form the personal information you give us is used by Burnley and District U3A to enable us to respond to any request, complaint or comment that you have made.

Burnley and District U3A will safeguard your information and will not pass it on to any third party without the express permission of the individual or unless required to do so by lawful authority.


For our site to function we need to use cookies. An informational panel is displayed when you access our site on each new browsing session informing you of our use of cookies. By continuing into our site you are giving us implied consent to use cookies. Your browser has options to reject, accept and/or manage the use of cookies. Please be aware that turning off cookies may make our site unusable. For further details on the use and management of cookies please visit

Information to improve our website

Burnley and District U3A use a tool called Google Analytics (which uses cookies) to collect and store aggregated information each time you visit our site including but not exclusively: the date, the type of browser and it’s capabilities including some plugins, the operating system used, and the URL of the referring page. We do not have access to individual IP addresses.

The information collected by Google Analytics allows us to assess the popularity of the pages on the website, so that we can continue to improve our site and access to information.

Notification of changes

Burnley and District U3A may revise this Privacy Statement at any time. You will not receive notification of these changes but they will be published on this page.



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