Privacy Policy

This page explains how we collect and use personal data, the legal basis for doing so and provides information about your rights in respect of your personal data.

Data collection and use

Right now, we store information in three separate places…

There’s our mailing list which (if you’ve previously subscribed) contains nothing more than your name or business name, your email address, and a quick note you may have left for us describing how you might be able to get involved in the project. We will only ever use (and have only ever used) this data to send you major updates on the Tynemouth Outdoor Pool project. It’s important to also know that you can unsubscribe from this list any time you like using the link in any of the emails you receive. If you do this, we won’t email you any more updates.

Next, there’s our Community Share Offer pledge database, which (if you’ve pledged) contains your name or business name, your email address, your postcode, a pledge amount, and some brief information about what you expect to receive from your investment and what the pool means to you. We will only ever use this information to shape our share offer when we launch it, and to let you know when it’s launched.

Finally, there’s a database of customers who have purchased merchandise and other items from our online store. If you’ve ever bought anything from us, this dataset contains your name, your address, your email address, and details of your purchase. We will only ever use this data to talk to you about your purchase, if that’s ever necessary.

The use of all or any of this personal information is based on our ‘legitimate interest’ in providing you with additional information about the pool project, and we will never share this information with any other third parties. Ever.

Retention of your personal data

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this policy. We will regularly review any personal information we store to ensure that its use is necessary and proportionate.

IP Addresses and Cookies

This site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.

We also use IP addresses to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.

A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. Cookies may be used in order to tailor your experience on this site according to the preferences you have specified. Cookies on this website do not contain personally identifiable information, other than your IP address, which itself is only very rarely enough to identify you as an individual.

Your rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:

  • Obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you (known as a ‘subject access request’)
  • Request that we correct or update any personal information about you that we hold
  • Ask that we erase or restrict the way in which we use your information
  • Request that personal information you have given your consent for us to use is provided in an electronic format so it can be transferred to another data controller (also known as “data portability”)

If you wish to exercise your rights in respect of your personal data or have any concerns about how your data is used, please contact us.

Alternatively you have right to raise any issues or concerns directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office.