Privacy policy

At Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team we are committed to treating everybody's personal data responsibly and being transparent about how we do this. This policy outlines how the personal data you choose to share with us will be used. By using this website ( you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy.

What information do we collect?

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you. It can include your name, date of birth, email address, postal address and telephone and/or mobile phone number.

We collect personal information when you complete a form on our website, for example the team member application form and the contact forms.

For non-personal information such as IP address (the location of the computer on the internet) and cookies, please see below.

How will we use your information?

  • We use your personal information to give you the information or services you ask for.
  • We may use your information to inform you about changes to our policies and, if you agree, to send you communications about our work and how you can support us, for example, information about our campaigns, volunteering and fundraising activities.
  • We will not sell your details to any third parties but we may sometimes share your information with our trusted service providers or partners who are authorised to act on our behalf. From time to time we may exchange your personal information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud, identity checks and credit risk reduction. In these circumstances we always require strict compliance with our instructions and, in the case of third party organisations, require that your personal information is not used for their own business purposes.
  • Any information we collect is stored and processed in the UK. Where this is not the case, we will inform you and where appropriate, seek your consent. Other than as set out in this policy or as required by law, your personal information is not shared with third parties or used in any other way unless you agree. When we collect your personal information we use strict procedures and security features to help prevent unauthorised access. However, Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
  • Cookie policy

    We may use cookies on our website in order to personalise our service to you. If you do not want cookies to be used, you can set your internet browser to deny them.

    What are cookies?

    Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit.

    They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors, and to provide information to the owners of the site. Some of the cookies we use are essential in order for parts of the website to operate. In the table below we have given a description and purpose for each cookie we use.

    How do we use cookies on our website?

    We use cookies to track how users navigate through the website. This helps us to evaluate and improve the website and also our online services.

    We use information derived from cookies to:

  • compile statistics on how our website is being used.
  • help you navigate around the website.
  • check that the website is operating effectively.
  • establish which areas of the website are most relevant to you.
  • We use cookie technology with any online forms to ensure we maintain your confidentiality and security as you move through secure or password-protected areas of the website.

    Managing cookies

    In your web browser you can control which types of cookies you allow. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser’s settings. You can also delete cookies and clear your browser’s cache (history).