What personal data we collect from this site 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.


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.


Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it.  This helps us to improve your website experience and the services we provide.  No personal information is collected about you or about your computer.

Our website also uses Statcounter software and Jetpack plugin to analyse the use of this website.

Statcounter generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.

Only 100 hits are stored at any one time and no electronic or hard copy is kept of these records.  Statcounter will store this information.

Statcounter's privacy policy is available at:

Jetpack also monitors visitor information about the usage of our site - their privavcy policy is available here

Data held by us about you

If you are a Member of the Chamber you have personal information as part of our contract with you, and to receive information about events and other information of interest to Chamber members as part of your membership with the Chamber. Information you provide is shown on the website and in the annual printed Directory with the exception of any email address for Chamber use only, and in processing financial information such as invoices.

The Personal Information we collect:

- Personal identifiers such as your title and name.
- Contact details – your business address, email and telephone number. This could be your home address, telephone number and personal email if you work from home.
- email address for Chamber use only (optional).

Sensitive Personal Data:

The Data Protection Act recognises some information as ‘sensitive data’. This includes, but is not limited to, information which reveals your religious beliefs, health issues, race or ethnic origin. The Chamber does not request any information of this kind, but should any member give us information about themselves which is sensitive, we will treat this in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Why we collect your personal Information:

- To process your membership application
- To process your advertising orders
- To form your listing on the Chamber website and in the printed annual Directory
- To keep you informed about Chamber events
- To keep you informed of specific information relevant to business
- To keep financial records of payments made and received, and to contact you should there be any queries regarding payments

We will only use Personal Information for the purposes listed above and will not pass your personal details to any other organisations.

In relation to the data we hold, you have the rights to:

- Request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information the Chamber holds about you
- Correct or update your personal information processed by the Chamber
- To request the Chamber to stop using your personal information for any purpose where there is no legal requirement for continued processing
- Request erasure of personal information held, or restrict the data held. Please be aware that the chamber requires specific information in order to process our contractual obligations
- Object to processing
- Withdraw consent

How long we keep your data:

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is required to process your membership with the Chamber and in accordance with statutory requirements.

Opting out
You may request us to stop sending you information at any time but we will keep you on our mailing list until you request this or until you cease your contract (membership) with us.

You can request an opt-out at any time by contacting Heather Nunn or by phoning 01760 440837.

If you wish to make a complaint, please contact the Secretary, Heather Nunn:

Changes to the Wayland Chamber of Commerce Privacy Notice:

We will review this Privacy notice regularly and may update it at any time for example due to changes in the legal framework or due to changes in how the Chamber operates. The Privacy notice can be viewed on the Chamber website.