Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.burtonhuntertrial.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Burton Hunt Privacy Policy


The Burton Hunt is a pack of hounds registered with the Hunting Office and MFHA.  We maintain a pack of hounds and undergo legal hunting activities during the hunting season.  We also run hunt events, fund raisers, information evenings and other activities associated with the hunting community.  The {insert name} and its associated supporting clubs keep information about its members, staff, farmers and landowners.  We mainly communicate via email and post, but may communicate verbally for more urgent matters.  Communications are for informational purposes, membership updates and for the promotion of hunt events and other associated activities.

Personal Information

The Burton Hunt retains information about its members as well as supporters, officials, landowners and farmers.  Upon joining the Burton Hunt or renewing annual subscriptions, we will request certain personal details such as Name, Address and contact details.  We will use this data for communicating with members and supporters, as well as to collate our Members Handbook which is sent out to all members for their reference.

How we collect information

When members of the Burton Hunt or its supporting clubs or activities actively sign up or subscribe to our membership or communicate with us, they may choose voluntarily to give us certain information (for example by filling in text boxes or completing registration forms).  This information requires direct action by the individual at the time in order for us to receive it.  There is the option to opt out of future communications should members wish to do so when giving this information.   Our members have applied consent to the {insert name} by actively giving us their details when subscribing.  In doing so, they are allowing active communication from us on such matters as stated above.  There will always be an option for any of our members to opt out of any further communications.

How long we retain information for

The Burton Hunt will not retain information for longer than necessary.  We will only hold onto the information you provide either for as long as you are a member.  If legally required or if it is reasonably necessary to resolve disputes, prevent fraud or abuse or if we have a legitimate interest, we may also retain information for a limited period of time as required, even after you are no longer a member or no longer associated with the {insert name}.  You are entitled to request that any of your data is deleted from our records at any time.


The Burton Hunt will not contact any persons for whom we do not have consent to do so.  We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring the security and privacy of your personal information.  You are able to do any of the following:

  • You can verify the details you have submitted to {insert name} by contacting our office {Contact details here}.
  • You can contact us to change, correct or delete any or all of your personal information. We may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including helping address fraud and spam).
  • You can unsubscribe from receiving any emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any emails from us.
  • You can request a readable copy of the personal data we hold on you at any time. To do this, please contact Gareth Williams, The Cottage, Eastfields, Bishop Norton, Market Rasen, LN8 2BB (Tel. 01673 818884).

 Use of Personal Information & How the Law Applies

There are times when it is not practical or feasible for the Burton Hunt to obtain or record consent, however this information will only be used or processed if there is a Legitimate Interest for us to do so, and in doing so your interests and rights as an individual are not harmed.

Farmers & Landowners – The Burton Hunt holds information (eg. names, addresses and boundaries) about farmers and landowners within the hunt country.  This is so that the hunt can inform them of hunt activities that may be going on or around their land.  Contact is made for informational purposes only, and we feel that this is for the Legitimate Interest of the individual farmer or landowner as it is in their interest to know of activities going on in the area so any preparation can be made as necessary.

Hunt Followers – Sometimes people following our hunt are not our active members or active members of a local or neighbouring pack.  They may therefore not be fully up to date with communications about hunting on that day.  For all follower’s safety, as well as the safety of the hounds and others (on horse, foot or in cars) it is important that people know who is following the hunt on a particular day.  We will therefore try to keep a record of recent people following hunts so that we can communicate this information as necessary to those in charge of any particular day.

Changes to your data

From time to time the Burton Hunt may need to contact those in its membership and database to make sure that we have accurate details for you.

Data Sharing

The Burton Hunt will not rent, swap or sell any personal information to other organisations.  Information is only shared with direct connections of the hunt, such as the Supporters Club, Hunt Ball Committee, Hunter Trial Committee & other hunt event organisers.

Please note, we are constantly reviewing how we process and protect data. Therefore, changes to our policy may occur at any time. We will endeavour to publicise any changes.