Hang Glider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Privacy Policy

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

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

Your use of the BHPA web site and online shop is expressly conditional upon your acceptance of our General Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy detailed below.

Additionally, BHPA members must also agree to be bound by our Conditions of BHPA Membership for as long as they remain members of the BHPA.

Privacy Policy

The British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association respects your privacy, and will never sell or knowingly pass on personal information gathered through our web site or online shop to any "third party" other than as declared below in this Privacy Policy, unless there is a legal or statutory obligation for us to do so.

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 areas of 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.
SMAILER_x
(x being a number)
Session First-Party 1 BHPA This essential cookie is set when you visit a web page that allows you to voluntarily submit information to the BHPA via a form hosted on this website. For example, when you submit a membership application form via our website. This cookie contains a session ID which is used to distinguish your interaction with a form from that of any other visitor who may be using the same form at the same time. The name of the cookie includes a number, shown here as "x". The actual number will depend on the form you are using.
eadsession Persistent Third-Party 1 EHPU This essential cookie is set when you visit a web page that allows you to voluntarily submit an incident report to the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU).
_utma Persistent Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit a web page that allows you to voluntarily submit an incident report to the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU).
_utmb Persistent Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit a web page that allows you to voluntarily submit an incident report to the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU).
_utmc Session Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit a web page that allows you to voluntarily submit an incident report to the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU).
_utmz Persistent Third-Party 3 Google Analytics This cookie is set when you visit a web page that allows you to voluntarily submit an incident report to the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU).
cookiesDirective Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This essential cookie will be set by our cookie compliance script if you agree to accept all cookies.
cookies_approved Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This essential cookie may also be set by our cookie compliance script.
cookiesDisclosureCount Persistent First-Party 1 BHPA This essential cookie may also be set by our cookie compliance script, and is used to keep track of the number of times the cookie compliance notice has been displayed.
PREF Persistent Third-Party 3 Google This may be set by Google when you visit a page on our website that includes a Google map to display information we provide. Please see Google's UK Privacy Policy for further information about the way they use cookies.
NID Persistent Third-Party 3 Google This may be set by Google when you visit a page on our website that includes a Google map to display information we provide. Please see Google's UK Privacy Policy for further information about the way they use cookies.
VISITOR_INFO_LIVE Persistent Third-Party 3 You Tube Some of our web pages include embedded You Tube videos. This cookie may be set by You Tube when you click on the video to begin playback
PREF Persistent Third-Party 3 You Tube Some of our web pages include embedded You Tube videos. This cookie may be set by You Tube when you click on the video to begin playback

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 you voluntarily supply
    Examples of this are information you voluntarily supply when:
    • Searching our website or on-line shop.
    • Creating an account for our on-line shop or any forum hosted on our website.
    • Ordering goods or services through our website or on-line shop.
    • Submitting product reviews.
    • Posting in any forum hosted on our website.
    • Submitting an on-line incident report through our website.
    • Responding to any survey hosted on our website.
    • Contacting us via our website.
  2. 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. Statistical information is aggregated and used by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association for the analysis of visits to our website, and to provide guidance for future website developments.
    • Information received from Other Sources. We sometimes receive updated delivery and address information from our shippers or other sources. Such information is used to update our records, so that we can deliver your next purchase or communication more easily.

How we use the information we collect
The information we collect when you visit our website or on-line shop is used to personalize and improve your online experience, and to help us respond to requests for assistance and information. We also use the information collected to process and fulfill orders, record and analyse accidents and incidents, and generally assist in the day to day operation and future development of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.

We do not sell information gathered through our web site and online shop, and will only share that information with agents and affiliates of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, as described below.

Affiliated Organizations
We may from time to time work closely with affiliated businesses, and sometimes operate stores, provide services, or sell product lines jointly with those businesses. In such cases customer information will be shared with the affiliated business concerned, and it is will be made clear during the transaction that an affiliated business is involved in that transaction.

The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU), and works closely with other EHPU members to improve safety within the sport. When you voluntarily submit an incident report via this website the report is submitted to the EHPU via an https session protected by the EHPU's SSL certificate. The information submitted is also made available to the BHPA, and is used by the BHPA and the EHPU for the purposes of recording and analysing accidents and incidents.

Agents
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to the personal information needed to perform functions on our behalf, but may not use it for any other purpose.

All on-line payments are processed by Secure Hosting, our payment processing partner. When goods or services are ordered through our website or on-line shop, your credit card details are entered on a secure payment page hosted by our payment processing partner. Your credit card details are never entered through or stored on our web server. Any information we do share with our payment processing partner is shared using SSL encryption between our systems and those of our payment processing partner.

E-mail Communications
We may send you emails from time to time if you "opt into" one of our mailing lists, add your web site to our links page, open an account in our online shop, purchase items from our online shop, or communicate with us in any other way. You can "opt out" of any of our mailing lists at any time by selecting the unsubscribe option, or changing your online shopping account preference accordingly.

Promotional Offers
We may from time to time send offers to selected groups of British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association on-line shop customers on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give that business your name and address. If you do not wish to receive such offers, please adjust your online shopping account preference accordingly.

Business Transfers
In the unlikely event that the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, or its assets are acquired or transferred to another organization, customer information will constitute one of the transferred assets.

Protection of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and Others
Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, we will release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, our users, agents, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Children
The British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association does sell products for children, but it only sells them to adults who are able to purchase products 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.

Incident Reports
The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU), and works closely with other EHPU members to improve safety within the sport. When you voluntarily submit an incident report via this website the report is submitted to the EHPU via an https session protected by the EHPU's SSL certificate. The information submitted is also made available to the BHPA, and is used by the BHPA and the EHPU for the purposes of recording and analysing accidents and incidents. Information submitted via the EHPU hosted incident report form is therefore subject to the Privacy and Security Policies of the EHPU in addition to those of the BHPA.

To help improve safety within the sport the BHPA also publishes summaries of incident reports sumitted by it members. The information displayed on the "Incident Reports - Informal Investigations" page of this website is limited to:

  • Date of the incident
  • Gender and age of the pilot
  • Pilot rating held
  • Location where the incident took place
  • Wind speed and general conditions prevailing
  • Wing and launch type
  • Glider flown
  • Summary of the incident
  • Injuries sustained

Other than as set out above, your personal information will not be shared with any other party without your prior consent.

Privacy Policy last updated: 03 March 2014


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