Our Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies

Ensuring you understand what happens as you interact with our website

This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you (the user) when you visit this website.

We are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when visiting or using uptoncountrypark.com, and we will comply with all Data Protection Act requirements.

Personal information is not automatically stored or captured, only your IP address is automatically captured by the web server. 

Where personal data is voluntarily provided through e-mail, electronic forms or enquiries, that data is used only for the purpose it was provided and will not be given or sold to any third parties.

We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

This Privacy Policy only covers uptoncountrypark.com. Websites linked to and from the site are not covered by this policy and we recommend you review the Privacy Policy at each of these websites to determine how that site protects your privacy.

This Privacy Policy may be subject to change from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.

Information We Collect


If you register with us for venue hire, event or other services/facilities, we will collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, age, address, e-mail address, credit-card number and facts about your computer, profession and similar information. This data is kept secure and will only be used for the purpose that you are providing it for and will not be passed on to a third party.

Accessing Personal Information

You may review and update your personal identifiable registration information on all facilities that require you to register at anytime. If you wish to no longer receive information you can opt out by simply unsubscribing or by contacting us. Any queries on your registered information should be directed to the Estate Office.

Additional Subscription Facilities

Our Newsletter emailing list is managed by GovDelivery Inc, an external email marketing service employed by Borough of Poole, and you are given the opportunity to subscribe or unsubscribe to it within the emails you receive. If you are an existing subscriber you will be able to update your existing details. You will only receive information on items that you have agreed to.

Our Park News update email service is managed by MailChimp, an external email marketing service employed by Upton Country Park, and you are given the opportunity to subscribe or unsubscribe to it within the emails you receive. If you are an existing subscriber you will be able to update your existing details. You will only receive information on items that you have agreed to.

How We Use Information Collected

We may use information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information.
  • To send you e-mail notifications about new or changes to events, facilities or services, about special offers, or to otherwise contact you.

We may conduct occasional online surveys. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you do not have to participate.

Cookies & Web Site Usage Information

Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites, they help websites to analyse web traffic or recognise your computer when you visit a particular site. We employ cookie technology to help visitors move faster through our website.

Google Analytics

IP addresses and website usage information is automatically collected from you when you visit uptoncountrypark.com. This information helps us evaluate how visitors use and navigate our website on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visits and visitors to each web page, and the length of their visits. The tool we use for this is called Google Analytics. The information gathered helps us to improve our website and tailor it to our visitors’ needs.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, we cannot recognise you from the records we hold and cannot access your computer or any information about you. You can find out more about this tool and how it works on the Google Analytics website.

Social Sharing Cookies

We also use cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook or Twitter. Examples would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about a project or event promoted on our website.

Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our website. More info:  www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter also store cookies which allow their social sharing functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your visit to our website. More info:  www.twitter.com/en/privacy

Accept or decline cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept (or ‘consent’ to) cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may reduce your browsing experience but it gives you greater control over the cookies that are placed on your computer. 


First published 19th August 2011, last updated 1st February 2018