Hang Glider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Your Right to Privacy

Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding & Paragliding Pilots please read this.....

The BHPA is a member of the The Royal Aero Club
The BHPA is a member of The The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom

The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding & Paragliding Union
The BHPA is a member of The European Hang Gliding & Paragliding Union

Welcome to the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) website ("Our Website").

This website is maintained and operated by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association ("us", "we" or "our").
8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom

Telephone: 0116 289 4316
Fax: 0116 289 8741
Email:office@bhpa.co.uk

"Our Website" is aimed at adults, and can be viewed using bhpa.co.uk, bhpa.uk, or bhpa.club.

If you use "Our Website", you must agree to comply with and be bound by our Website Terms of Use, which together with the Privacy Notice published below govern "our" relationship with you in relation to using "Our Website". If you disagree with any part of our Website Terms of Use, please do not use "Our Website".

Privacy Notice

The information we collect through our website and on-line shop
When you visit our website or on-line shop we collect information in two ways:

  1. Information collected automatically
    Examples of this are:
    • The tracking of visitors for statistical purposes and to assist the prevention of on-line fraud. The information collected includes, but is not limited to, your IP address, browser version, operating system and platform, screen resolution, ISP hostname, the URL used to enter and exit web pages, and the products viewed in our online shop.
  2. Information you voluntarily supply
    Examples of this are information you voluntarily supply when:
    • Searching our website or on-line shop.
    • Creating an account in our on-line shop.
    • Ordering goods or services through our website or on-line shop.
    • Submitting reviews of products in our on-line shop.
    • Submitting your url on our links page.
    • Submitting reviews of websites listed on our links page.
    • Responding to any survey hosted on our website.

How information collected automatically will be used
The statistical information automatically collected is aggregated and used by the BHPA to analysis visits to our website and on-line shop, to improve visitor experience, and assist in future website and on-line shop developments.

How information you voluntarily supply will be used
The BHPA will use the information you have provided for the purposes of providing you with membership products and services as follows:

The data you provide will be stored on our servers within the UK and kept by us whilst you are a member of the BHPA and for a period of 6 years afterwards.

The BHPA will not share your data with third parties other than to provide you with membership products and services, e.g. BHPA Registered Clubs, insurers, FAI, etc, or in the pursuit of flight safety e.g. AAIB, UK Airprox Board without your prior permission.

You have the right to object to our use of your data, withdraw your consent for us to use your data, request a copy of the data we hold, require us to correct any errors in that data and to require us to delete your personal data. If you choose to withdraw your consent the BHPA will no longer be able to provide you with some member products and services.

When purchasing product from our on-line shop the BHPA will use the information you have provided as follows:

The BHPA will not share the personal data you submit with third parties other than Secure Hosting and Paypal, our on-line payment processors. Your credit card details will be entered on a secure payment page hosted by our payment processing partners, and are therefore never entered through or stored on our web server. Any information we do share with our payment processing partners is shared using SSL encryption between our systems and those of our payment processing partners.

You have the right to object to our use of the data submitted, withdraw your consent for us to use your data, request a copy of the data we hold, require us to correct any errors in that data and to require us to delete your personal data. If you choose to withdraw your consent you will no longer be able to purchase products from our on-line shop.

E-mail Communications
We may send you emails from time to time if you add a web site to our links page, open an account in our online shop, or purchase items from our online shop. You can "opt out" of receiving emails from our on-line shop by changing your shop account preference accordingly.

Children
The British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association only sells products to adults who are able to purchase them with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may only use the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association's on-line shop with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Our use of cookies
Our website and on-line shop use cookies. These are used to provide services you request, and to provide additional functionality to enhance your user experience.

You can set your browser to reject cookies and delete any that have already been set. But you will experience a loss of functionality when visiting some pages on our website, and will not be able to use our on-line shop.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information. Cookies are downloaded to your device when you visit a website, then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Before we explain in more detail how our website and on-line shop use cookies, a short explanation of some of the terminology used in the document would probably be helpful.

  • Persistent Cookies: Cookies that remain on your device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie.
  • Session Cookies: Cookies that allow us to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
  • First-party cookies: Cookies that are set by the website you are visiting, ie. the website displayed in the URL window of your browser.
  • Third-party cookies: Cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website you are visiting. If you visit a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie. For instance, two You Tube cookies will be set if you visit a page on our website that included an embedded You Tube video.

The cookies used on this website are listed below. The category shown is based on those used in the ICC UK Cookie guide:

  • Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. They are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
  • Category 2: performance cookies
    These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. They collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  • Category 3: functionality cookies
    These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. They allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
    These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
Cookie Type Category Owner Usage
JssCart Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This essential cookie is automatically set when you visit our on-line shop. This cookie keeps a track of what you have added to your shopping basket. This cookie lasts for 3 hours.
jssHash Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This essential cookie is automatically set when you visit our on-line shop. This is your unique session ID for your visit to our on-line shop, and is used to distinguish you from any other visitors to our shop. This cookie lasts for 3 hours.
JssCart Session First-Party 1 BHPA This essential cookie may also set when you visit our on-line shop. This is a session cookie that allows your purchases to be added to the shopping cart throughout the purchase process.
cookiesDirective Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This cookie will be set when you click the "Got it" button at the bottom our cookie compliance notice to confirm implicit consent. It's used to stop the notice appearing again when you next visit our website.
cookies_approved Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This cookie will be set by our cookie compliance script if you have been asked for, and have given, explicit permission for cookies to be set.
cookiesDisclosureCount Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This cookie may be set by our cookie compliance script to keep track of the number of times the cookie compliance notice has been displayed.
PHPSESSID Session First-Party 2 BHPA This session cookie is set when you view an on-line copy of Skywing magazine. It is used to verify succesful downloads for statistical purposes.
Cookie Type Category Owner Usage
The following cookies are only used by the BHPA incident report form which is remotely hosted on the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU) website.
eadsession Persistent Third-Party 1 EHPU This essential cookie is set when you visit the BHPA incident report form hosted on the EHPU website.
_utma Persistent Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit the BHPA incident report form hosted on the EHPU website.
_utmb Persistent Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit the BHPA incident report form hosted on the EHPU website.
_utmc Session Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit the BHPA incident report form hosted on the EHPU website.
_utmz Persistent Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit the BHPA incident report form hosted on the EHPU website.

From time to time it may be necessary to amend the documents referred to above, to reflect changes in the way "we" or "our" partners operate, or changes to statutory regulations. If any of the documents referred to above are amended, a notice will be posted on the Skywings News page of "Our Website", and the 'last updated date' at the bottom of the relevant document amended accordingly.

This page was last updated on the 20 June 2018.