Who we are:
This website is provided by Belstone Village Hall – a not-for-profit organisation that exists to manage the Village Hall in Belstone, Okehampton, Devon, for the benefit of the local community. Details can be found at: https://belstonevillage.net/village-hall.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it:
Users of our email subscription service can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of any email received via the service, or by contacting us at using the email account that they wish to be unsubscribed.
When visitors leave comments or reviews on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Pages on this site may include embedded content (such as a Google maps, YouTube or Vimeo videos and social media feeds). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the website from which it has been embedded.
Whilst we make every effort to try to prevent Third Party content embedded within this site from tracking you, we can’t guarantee that if you have an account with the owners of such Third Party content (such as a Google or Facebook account) and are currently logged in to that account in your browser, that these websites won’t collect data about you, employ additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content.
To prevent any site that you visit from setting Third Party cookies, they can be disabled in the privacy section of your web browser’s settings – for instructions on how to do this in the most popular browsers, visit the providers’ support sites: Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
If you would like to protect your privacy and avoid being tracked for marketing and advertising purposes when browsing elsewhere on the internet, you may wish to consider using a privacy-focused browser such as Brave (https://brave.com).
No analytics cookies are set when you visit this site. Analytics data is collected using scripts that do not collect any personally identifiable data and do not track users between sites. For more information visit: https://plausible.io/privacy-focused-web-analytics
Security and Spam Protection
This site employs software to protect against unauthorised login, spam and other malicious activity. Where malicious activity is detected, the IP address form which it originated will be stored.
Who we share your data with:
We do not share your personal data with any other organisations.
How long we retain your data:
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
For users that subscribe to email notifications, your email address is stored indefinitely – until such time as you unsubscribe or request that it is removed.
What rights you have over your data:
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, by emailing . This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data:
This site is hosted on a secure server situated within the UK. Logs of accounts that have received emails via our email subscription service may be held by Automattic on servers outside the UK or EU, where it is safeguarded to the same standards as if the data was held within the UK or EU – see: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
Our contact information:
How we protect your data
This site employs a secure (https) connection and, as such, any data you exchange with the site is encrypted. Access to data held within the site is password-protected and subject to additional layers of security.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If we suspect that there has been any unauthorised access to, or disclosure of, the personal data we hold, we will immediately inform anyone who we believe may have been affected.