Who we are
We are the British Alpine Rifles, a British shooting club that arranges shooting competitions both at home and abroad, most notably in Switzerland. This website was created primarily as a resource for the members, but also contains general information for public consumption about who we are and what we are about. The website is run and maintained by the (largely self-appointed) Minister for Information (Minfo).
Our website address is: https://www.britishalpinerifles.org.uk. Anyone with questions or concerns about their privacy on this site should contact us.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments 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 upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you contact us, we use the data you supply to deal with your enquiry and reply. For membership enquiries, this may also involve following up on any reference you give. We assume that you give us your data for a purpose: we then use it in pursuit of that purpose.
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
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Competition scores are included in the website. Other than that, we don’t do any analysis of user data.
Who we share your data with
No one. Really. Unless it is to process something you asked us to do, like a membership application. Even then, it is the minimum necessary to carry out your request. In short, if we share your data, it is because you made us do it…
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
We only keep data for as long as it is relevant.
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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
The website is protected by secure logins and SSL. Members only have access to their own data.