Privacy Statement

Privacy and cookies policy

This policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Service. By continuing to use the Community Rail Cafe you agree to both of these agreements.


Why we use cookies
We want your visits to the Community Rail Cafe website to be simple, reliable and hassle-free. We are also keen to continue to improve the website.

We use cookies (small files made up of numbers and letters) so that the website works correctly and so that we can improve the website over time based upon how our audience is using it (for example by seeing which pages are most popular). You can read below about the specific cookies that we use.

Privacy policy
We are committed to safeguarding the personal information of our website visitors, this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. This document was created using a template privacy policy from SEQ Legal.

(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views). We store the IP addresses of members together with dates and times of access. In line with our Terms of Service we may pass this information to relevant authorities when required to do so by law.
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services. This includes your email address, first name and last name.
(c) any other information that you choose to send to us.

(2a) Social Engine
Our website uses a platform called SocialEngine. When you log in, this software will place a cookie in your browser, allowing us to keep you logged in and identify you on each screen (i.e. keeps you logged in). This data is then returned each time you link to a new page or submit a form, and is use to link your posts together. It's also used to ensure privacy and protection of personal messages, and to track which posts you have read so that you can make use of facilities such as "Updates".

Here are the cookies that SocialEngine uses:

SocialEngine Core
PHPSESSID – used to track login state
en4_install – used to track login state for the package manager
en4_language – stores the language chosen
en4_locale – stores the locale chosen
en4_maint_code – stores the admin maintenance passcode
theme – stores the chosen site theme

(2b) Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers (see Cookies section at top of this page). The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

(3) Email-outs
We may periodically send group emails to all members. If you object to the frequency of these or have any other feedback, please contact us.

(4) Using your personal data
Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website
(b) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested (you can amend your email notification settings here)
(c) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user
(d) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

(5) Disclosures
We may disclose information about you:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(7) Policy amendments
We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11) Contact
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us using the contact form or by post to the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, The Old Water Tower, Huddersfield Railway Station, St George’s Square, Huddersfield, HD1 1JF.

(12) Data controller
The data controller responsible for our website is the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.