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This is a privacy policy for the Ramblers-Webs Hosting facility. Our homepage on the Web is located at http://www.ramblers-webs.org.uk/. Ramblers-Webs is run by Ramblers volunteers and funded and supported by Ramblers Central Office, http://www.ramblers.org.uk/.

The full text of our privacy policy is available below.

We respect your privacy and will not sell or pass your personal data to any third party.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of your data.

Any personal information you provide we will treated in accordance with this policy and current UK Data Protection legislation.

The Ramblers is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom.

By providing personal data you consent to its processing as described in this policy – examples of processing include: to contact you with information on Ramblers-Webs activities and issues with your web site

If we intend to use your personal information for any additional purposes not described in this policy we will always ask you for confirmation when you provide us with any details.

Uses of personal data

Ramblers-webs will use your details to:

  • contact you with information on Ramblers-Webs activities
  • contact you about issues with/improvements to your web site

Data disclosure

We will not pass your personal information on to any other organisation

People aged under 18

If you are aged under 18, please ensure you obtain your parent/guardian's consent before providing any personal information.

Access to your own information

If you have any problems or queries about your data, please contact Ramblers-Webs by e-mail at [email protected].

Dispute Resolution

If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way or if you have questions about this policy, you may contact us by e-mail at [email protected]

In case of dispute then you may also contact the Ramblers Central Office via http://www.ramblers.org.uk.


Our site makes use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer when you visit our website. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Cookies are used to improve the services our web site provides e.g.

  • to recognise your device so you don't have to provide the same information several times during one task
  • to recognise and remember that you have provided a username and password so you don't need to re-enter your details on every page you request
  • to remember your preferences for the types of information you wish to see and the way it is presented
  • to measure anonymous usage so that we can improve the way the site works for you

We use some cookies to transfer information about your use of our site to third parties e.g. Google so that they can provide us with statistics on how our website is used. We do not use cookies or the statistical data to identify you personally.

Please note that some features or services on our website may not function properly without using cookies.

You can choose to delete cookies, or stop cookies being stored on your computer in the future. To manage cookies yourself and to find more information about them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can also refer to your browser’s instructions by clicking ‘help’ in the browser menu to learn more about managing cookies on your device.

Below is a table describing the purpose of the cookies we use on this this site.

Used by the web site template that controls the site layout and format
Tracks whether visitor is signed into the system
Collecting statistics for Google Analytics
Collecting statistics for Google Analytics
Collecting statistics for Google Analytics
Collecting statistics for Google Analytics

Notification of change of Privacy Policy

The Ramblers-Webs reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication.

We have a web host account that allows us to host a number of Web Sites at a reasonable cost. The costs are borne by Ramblers Central Office. The account is run by Ramblers volunteers and funded by Central Office (CO).

Each web site is edited by one or more people (Webmasters) who can have whatever access they require to their domain.

A small group of volunteers act as overall Administrators.


We can host a variety of types of web site and also email accounts.

Read MoreWeb Sites

Web sites normally have a domain name of the form xxxxramblers.org.uk, e.g. www.derbyramblers.org.uk

The .org implies that we are not a commercial organisation.

Sites can use various levels of technology which is up to the webmaster or administrators to define, the common ones are

  • straight HTML authored site, either created by a text editor or software such as Frontpage, Dreamweaver
  • a Content Management System (CMS) such as Joomla

In addition to your normal www.xxxramblers.org.uk web site you can have secondary web sites for specific functions

  • e.g. nextwalksprogramme.xxxxramblers.org.uk - to allow your walks leaders to see how your next walks programme is developing.


Email accounts can have a number of emails set up, these can

  • Forward emails to other email accounts
  • have Mailboxes that can be accessed via email client software such as Thunderbird, Outlook, Outlook Express etc, or via a web browser

SQL Databases

We can also support extra features such as SQL databases if that is a requirement


One of the aims of this site is to be store of knowledge on how to do things regarding setting up your web site. If you become a webmaster or administrator within this community then you are encouraged to contribute information that can help others. See How to 

How to Join

If you wish to create a new Ramblers web site or transfer an existing one to our system then please contact us via About Us > Contact us to Join

Full Hosting Feature List

The hosting package we are using is via the company Cloud Next

For a list of the features available se http://www.cloudnext.co.uk/reseller-hosting/ , note that currently we only support the Linux options.

Saturday, January 19, 2019