International Owl Society- Privacy Policy

1.0 User privacy and data collection

  • We will only use the information we collect about you lawfully and will in no circumstances share your data with any third party unless you have agreed or requested us to do so.
  • We collect information about you for three reasons: Firstly, to enable us to process your joining/renewal application. Secondly to send you Society magazine issues and meeting information, and finally for accounting purposes.
  • We will only email you for these reasons.

2.0 Personal information this website collects and why we collect it

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

2.1 Contact forms and email links

If you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed / processed by any third party data processors. Form data is collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP emails services are provided by Crazy Domains and are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.

2.3 Website visitor tracking

First Party Cookies

These are cookies which are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. Google Analytics stores information about the pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you found this site and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site. None of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you visit

WordPress: This website runs the WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. A session cookie is used to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these session cookies are disabled then functionality on the site will be disrupted.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for please visit

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your computer by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of this website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information. 

More information about cookies

If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then it is recommended that you visit or for detailed guidance.

3.0 About this websites server

This website is hosted by Crazy Domains UK.