Privacy & cookie policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Golf Environment Organization (GEO) uses and protects any information that you give GEO when you use this website.

GEO is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

GEO may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 13 May 2013.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  •     Name, address, date of birth, job title and career details of all users
  •     Management group and club details including data for evaluation process
  •     Contact information including email address


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to validate your request for registration on the site and to provide you with the information you request.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our use of cookies

Cookies for managing your current visit
Name     Typical content     Expires
site_session     randomly generated text     when user exits browser

Cookies for improving service

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when user exists browser
_utmz

randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months


For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Golf Environment Organization, 25 Westgate, North Berwick, EH39 4AG, SCOTLAND. 

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested 
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast