Who we are

We are 1st Hirst Scout Group (1st Hirst Scouts).

Our website address is: https://www.1sthirstscouts.org.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


By default we have disabled the ability to leave comments, but should 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 anonymized 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 may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you use the “Contact Us” form, this will generate an email which is sent to the relevant person depending upon which option you selected from the “Regarding” options available.

Your email address will only be used to reply to your enquiry. You will not be subscribed to any mailing lists.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use a Google reCAPTCHA button on the “Contact Us” form to help prevent spam.

Please see the Google reCAPTCHA privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/ and terms of service: https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/terms/ for more information on how Google uses your information.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics & data sharing

We do not use analytics on our website.

Other than for those purposes mentioned within this privacy policy, we do not collect, store or share any other data about you.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Further Clarification

If you would like further clarification regarding our privacy policy, please use the “Contact Us” form and select “Other” from the “Regarding” options available.