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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 webmaster@ramblers-webs.org.uk.

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 webmaster@ramblers-webs.org.uk

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


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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.

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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
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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.

Support Issues

This page displays any know support issues with the Hosting service we use (Cloud Next) or any information that most of our webmasters should be aware of. We suggest you check here from time to time.

web57, web58, web59, web60 abnormal server behaviour

Update Jul 18, 10:41 BST - Our senior administrators are continuing to look into and work on the problem however we have no timeframe for resolution yet but will update this page as soon as we do.

Update Jul 18, 2017 - 04:00 BST - We are still actually seeing intermittent issues affecting MySQL on the web servers web57, web58, web59 and web60. Our senior administrators are continuing to look into and work on the problem.

Update Jul 17, 2017 - 23:41 BST - The issue has been identified and resolved. This is being monitored for any further problems.

We are currently seeing abnormal behaviour on these webservers, and are investigating the causes.
Customers will experience database connection issues and websites on these servers will be inaccessible.

We expect to have it back to normal operation soon, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
This message affects the following domains on your account:
  • gedlingramblers.org.uk
  • taffelyramblers.org.uk
  • doncasterramblers.org.uk
  • exeterramblers.org.uk
  • eastessexfriends.org.uk

HCP access - 10 July 17

There seems to be a DNS issue with BT users not being able to access the HCP

"We are aware of an issue with BT users that our engineers are looking into. The following link should work without issue:



There can also be an issue with accessing webmail

"If they are on BT internet then they will need to go to an address like : http://webmail.nottsarearamblers.org.uk

until BT resolve this problem." Just change the domain name to yours.

Cloud Next Server Issue - Jul 05, 2017

Update July 07, 2017 - 22:00 BST - Restores are continued to be actioned, and a large number of sites are now back online. This process is still on going.

Update July 07, 2017 - 10:44 BST - Restores are unfortunately taking longer than expected, however, they are being processed by our system.

We apologise for the continued delay and for the inconvenience caused.

Read more: Cloud Next Server Issue - Jul 05, 2017

Joomla - updating Joomlashine extensions

JSN Imageshow Pro and JSN Uniform Pro – if your site uses these packages then you should now be able to update them yourself. Most sites have had an update code added that allows you to update the packages. If you find you cannot update either of these packages then please raise a support issue.

Please use the Support email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, July 22, 2017