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Fagus Data Protection Policy

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation.  It is legislation that applies in the UK from 25th May 2018.  It has many similarities with the existing UK legislation – The Data Protection Act 1998, although with added requirements and responsibilities.
Storage and processing of your membership information held securely on the Fagus database may be used in the following ways:

  • To process your membership payment each year
  • To send you news and information of events and activities organized by Fagus
  • To send you governance information including meeting dates, minutes and agendas
  • To update your information

As from May 2018, the membership form that you sign to join Fagus indicates your acceptance of Fagus securely holding your contact details.

Fagus will retain your information until you decide otherwise.

If you would like to change or update any information that we hold, please contact the Membership Secretary. By email to:

By post to: Mrs. Annie Esler, Well Cottage, Streamcross, Claverham, North Somerset. BS49 4QD

Download a copy of this information.


Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.
Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:
  • Time and date of visit.
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from StatCounter and set your browser to refuse same by clicking here.
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