Privacy Policy

Haywards Heath Lions Club (HHLC) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it.

We have provided this Privacy Policy to inform you of our Privacy Policy and practices and also of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected online and how that information is used.

We’ve structured our website ( so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. We make this notice readily available on our home page and at the bottom of every web page on this site.

This policy explains:

  • Sites covered by this privacy policy
  • Types of information we collect
  • Children’s Privacy
  • How we use your information
  • Cookies
  • Web Beacons
  • Changes to this Policy
  • Contacting us
  • Sites covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all Haywards Heath Lions Club (HHLC) owned websites (; &

Links to non HHLC websites

The HHLC website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the HHLC website. HHLC do not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from the HHLC website. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by the HHLC Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any organisation before submitting your personal information.

Types of information we collect

This Privacy Policy covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Except when you submit via email a membership enquiry or request to take part in a particular named event for example, our annual Swimarathon or our annual quiz, HHLC does not collect personal information. HHLC does not disclose personal data to anyone else.

You may request what personal data is held on you by contacting HHLC on Should we not hear from you following an email notification of a forthcoming event, named or otherwise, then following the completion of said named event, your personal data will be removed from our database.

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not associated with a specific personal identity. HHLC may collect and analyse non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the HHLC website. Non-personal data we collect may include the page or pages visited on the HHLC website, unique URLs visited within HHLC website, browser type and IP addresses. Most non-personal data is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies. HHLC web pages may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies for data analysis and personalisation services.

Children’s Privacy

HHLC is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. As a part of a much larger Lions Club International organisation, HHLC supports the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA), which is an international, non-profit organisation of Internet leaders working to develop a safer Internet. The centrepiece of the organization is the descriptive vocabulary, often referred to as “the ICRA questionnaire”. Content providers check which of the elements in the questionnaire are present or absent from their websites. This then generates a small file containing the labels that is then linked to the content on one or more domains.

To read the HHLC label, enter the URL, enter the web site address and click on TEST.

How we may use your information

Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about HHLC website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the visitor experience, usability and site content.


A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer hard drive. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us access to your personal information Cookies are typically classified as either “session” cookies or “permanent” cookies.

“Session” cookies do not stay on your computer after you leave our website or close your browser. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyse traffic patterns on our site. This can enable us over time to provide a better experience on our site by improving content or personalization and making our site easier to use.
“Permanent” cookies are those that remain on your computer. HHLC do not utilise permanent cookies.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly. You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following website

Web Beacons

Some HHLC web pages and HTML-formatted e-mail newsletters use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1×1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information on a visitor’s computer, such as a visitor’s cookie number, time and date of a page view and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. You may render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies.

Changes to this Policy

If there are updates to the terms of HHLC Online Privacy Policy, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have.

Contacting us

We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy, please email them to

Revised on 12th May 2018 to comply with GDPR requirements.

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