Privacy policy

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This privacy policy is for this website and is served by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).

WWT is committed to protecting its website users’ personal information.

About WWT

WWT Limited is a charity (1030884 in England and Wales, SCO39410 in Scotland and a company limited by guarantee (2882729 England).

Address: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire GL2 7BT

Telephone: 01453 891900


What information to do we collect and how we use your information

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to enable email submissions, but users completing the form do so at their own risk.

The contact form records a user’s name, email and message.

Any personal information and details of a query, comment, request or complaint submitted by you to WWT through this website are only stored by us in order to respond to you. These details will only be stored for as long as it is necessary for us to process your query, comment, request or complaint.

Your rights

Individuals have the right to request at any time the information WWT holds about them (known as a Subject Access Request), and to ask us to change incorrect or incomplete data, delete or stop processing their data. Such requests should be submitted by email to Please provide as much information as possible. Depending on the nature of the request, WWT may seek a form of identification to verify the identity of the person making it. The information will be supplied within 30 calendar days of the request or the verification, whichever is the later.

If you have any concerns about how your data is being used, we will try to answer any questions you have. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Details of how to do this can be found at

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience whilst visiting the website. Where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for website’s to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Further details about managing cookies on all types of devices can be found here:

The cookies used on this website are as follows:

utma, utmb, utmc, utmt, utmv, utmz: these cookies enable the function of Google Analytics, software that we use to help analyse anonymous visitor information such as pages visited, time spent on site, browser usage etc. The data can only be viewed by relevant staff at WWT.

PHPSESSID: this cookie has a number of functional purposes and tracks the use of the site when users move through the pages.

catAccCookies: this is the cookie set by the cookie consent plugin on this site to record that you accept that the site uses cookies.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer / device hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the user with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer / device hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics, which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer / device hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information

Other cookies may be stored to your computer / device hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners, through their social media platform accounts, may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example:

Users are advised to take caution and use good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.