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Privacy Policy


The processing of your personal data is carried out by or on behalf of the Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB).

We respect your privacy and are committed to maintaining the security of your personal information. This policy outlines how and why we collect and use personal data. We want to ensure you are informed and in control of your data.

Please be assured that we will never sell your personal data, and will only ever share it with third parties where we have your permission and/or where it is necessary for us to fulfil a contract or service obligation.


If you have any questions about this policy or how we use your personal data, please contact us by email at

What Information do we Collect?

We collect personal data provided by you. This includes information you give us when you join as a member, register on our site and/or place an order or become a GAGB Friend. We may collect information from social media or if you post on one of our social media pages.

For example:

When ordering and/or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously and purchase any product as a guest.

How we use your Information

When we collect your data, we will ask for your consent to use it in different ways. We will only use your personal data in ways you have given us permission to do so. Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

Membership Data

When you become a member, we will hold personal information about you to help administer your membership (for example, your email address and geocaching username). Your details will be treated with confidentially.

To Process Transactions

The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, we do not send marketing emails to our online shop customers. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

To Send Periodic Emails

The Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB) will use the information you provide to send you important email messages from time to time including election emails, our quarterly Seeker magazine and/or our monthly news update. Our regular emails promote geocaching in the UK and the work we do. This includes keeping you up to date with our news, campaigns, products, events, surveys and fundraising activities.

You can unsubscribe from receiving our regular communications at any time. If you no longer wish to receive future emails you can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by deselecting the Quarterly Seeker Magazine/Monthly News Update in the footer, or by deselecting 'Receive Emails from the GAGB' within the vBulletin forum settings or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By subscribing to our emails, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Other GAGB members may want to send you private messages from time to time. If you wish to receive such messages then select 'Receive Messages from other Members' option within the vBulletin forum settings.


We collect and use personal data for administrative purposes only.

This includes:

Sometimes we will need to contact you, regardless of any contact preferences you may have specified. This will only ever be for essential communications in order to fulfil our promises to you as a member, volunteer or buyer of goods or services from the Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB).

These communications include:

If you are registered as a GAGB Friend you may also receive regular volunteer updates about our work in relation to your role as a volunteer.

Do we use Cookies?

Yes - Cookies are small files that a website transfers to your computer's drive via your web browser (if you allow), that enable the website to recognise your browser, capturing and remembering certain information.

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, to understand and save your preferences for future visits and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction. We do this so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also collect information via your web browser whenever you visit our website.

This data may include information such as your computer's IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse the use of our website; all data we send to them is pre-anonymised and no personally identifiable data is stored on their server.

You can instruct your browser to refuse these cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

How do we Protect your Information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Disclosing and Sharing Data

We will never sell your personal data.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Young People

We will not accept donations or orders for products from persons aged less than 18 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes.

This privacy policy was last updated on 20th October 2018.