Cookies & Privacy Policy

The Outdoor Industries Association is serious about your privacy. Please read the following privacy policy, which covers in detail the information we collect from you, how we use it to make the site better for you and how we keep this information secure. We comply fully with European principles of data protection, which say that data must be:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed;
  • Processed for limited purposes;
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive;
  • Accurate;
  • Not kept longer than necessary;
  • Processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights;
  • Secure;
  • Not transferred to countries without adequate protection.

What the The Outdoor Industries Association Privacy Policy covers

This Privacy Policy covers The Outdoor Industries Association’s treatment of personally identifiable information that The Outdoor Industries Association collects when you are on the The Outdoor Industries Association site.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that The Outdoor Industries Association does not own or control, or to people that The Outdoor Industries Association does not employ or manage.

There are many links within the pages of The Outdoor Industries Association, which will take you to other web sites. Please make sure you read the privacy policy of any other sites that may ask for personally identifiable information before you register with them.

What we Collect and How we use it

The Outdoor Industries Association collects a minimal amount of personally identifiable information.

When you register with The Outdoor Industries Association we ask for your first name; surname and e-mail address.

The Outdoor Industries Association also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, browser type and the pages you request.

The Outdoor Industries Association uses this information in the following ways:

It enables us to customise the advertising & content of the web site and direct the site’s development in ways that are suited most to your needs and interests.

We may use the information to contact you about our competitions, special offers and promotions.

Choice / Opt-out

The Outdoor Industries Association users are given the opportunity to opt out of having information sent to them at the time of registration. If you later wish to change this option, you may e-mail us, or write to us to request that your name be taken off our contact list.

Cookies

  1. Our website uses cookies.
  2. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

About cookies

  1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
  2. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
  3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  4. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Our cookies

  1. We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
  2. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below.

Analytics cookies

  1. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
  2. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
  3. The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: ga_, _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz.
  4. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
  5. Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Third party cookies

  1. Our website may also uses third party cookies.
  2. Details of other third party cookies used by our website are set out below:
Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
uvc2The uvc cookie is one of the cookies used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites. 1 day
__utma2This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.permanent
__utmb2__utmb is a Google Analytics cookie. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.session
__utmc2__utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site.30 mins

Blocking cookies

  1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
    1. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
    2. in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
    3. in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
  2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
  3. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

Deleting cookies

  1. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
    1. in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
    2. in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
    3. in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
  2. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

The Outdoor Industries Association will not sell, share or hire out your personally identifiable information to anyone.

The Outdoor Industries Association is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.

The Outdoor Industries Association may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

We need to share the information to provide a service you have requested; We need to send the information to member companies who work on behalf of The Outdoor Industries Association to provide a service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have the right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us).

or when…

We respond to legal summonses, court orders or other legal processes.

Need or want to change your Information?

Has your e-mail address changed? Do you no longer wish to hear from us about special offers? Send an e-mail to The Outdoor Industries Association to let us know about any changes of e-mail address, or if you wish to be taken off our contact list.

We keep your information secure

This web site takes every precaution to protect users’ information both on-line and off-line.

We do not link personally identifiable information to administration information received .

We will not buy other information, which can be linked to your personally identifiable information that we hold.

Changes to this Privacy policy

The Outdoor Industries Association may amend this policy from time to time to take into account developments in the site and changes to information collected. If we make substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

Should you have any queries regarding the capture, storage and use of personal information by The Outdoor Industries Association please e-mail us with your question.