Who we are
• Bromsgrove Speakers Club (BSC) is a not-for-profit member club of the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC).
• Our aim is to help our members to become more confident and effective speakers and presenters by providing mutual support and guidance.
• Our website address is: http://bromsgrovespeakers.org.uk

Your Data
• Personal data collected via website contact boxes is forwarded automatically to our Membership Officer and is not stored on the website.
• That information may be passed to other club members, particularly committee members, to enable us to respond to you more effectively.
• Contact details are retained only for so long as required to respond to an enquiry of the club and for the duration of any visits you may make to the club, unless you should become a member subsequently.

Analytics
• We use Google Analytics to monitor the number of visits to the website and the pages viewed. This is to enable us to determine the effectiveness of the website. The data this provides to us is generic and doesn’t show us personal information.

Third Party Software
• The website is constructed using the well-known WordPress open-source content management system and third-party software.
• The use of cookies or other information collection devices will be an integral element of the software used even though we don’t knowingly use them directly.
• For detailed information about cookies, including ones that are unlikely to be used on this site, please see below.

Cookies

What's a cookie?
• A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
• Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
• If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the website.

How are cookies used?
• Cookies are used to track your use of a website. This enables your use of the site, and any patterns with regards how you are using the website, to be tracked. This helps with developing and improving the website as well as products and/or services in response to what you might need or want.

• Cookies are either:

Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer;
or
Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

• Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.