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Macclesfield Amateur
Swimming Club

Privacy Policy

Learn more about our privacy policy and how we protect your data.

Who we are

Our website address is: We are the Macclesfield Amateur Swimming Club.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the ‘Contact Us’ form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


This explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?
As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site including the running of our online shop and the management of your ‘basket’. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. This data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy, personal information and cookies. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

Embedded content from other websites

If you choose to use the Facebook Chat widget, to make contact with us, some data will be shared with Facebook.

Facebook may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

You can read Facebook’s Privacy Policy and their Cookies policy on the Facebook website.

Who we share your data with

If you complete and submit a ‘Contact Us’ form, the details you completed are emailed to the club volunteers to allow them to respond to your request.

How long we retain your data

If you use the ‘Contact Us’ form, your email, that the form generates is sent to the club volunteers. Your email will be retained until such time as your request has been dealt with. These emails will be deleted from our email server within 2 years of your request but likely much earlier than this.

Where your data is sent

When you submit a ‘Contact Us’ request it may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This service is provided by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.