Manx BirdLife respects your privacy

Manx BirdLife respects your privacy and we do all we can to safeguard your data. When you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use by Manx BirdLife in accordance with our policy, including our use of cookies as explained belowWe do not sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party for their commercial use.

The following statement describes how we collect, store and use your personal data when you visit this website. This statement covers only Manx BirdLife's website; it does not cover any third party site to which we might link (whose content and policies are beyond our control).

By clicking 'Accept' in the 'cookies bar', you are confirming that you are happy with our policy and use of your data as described below. If you are uncertain about any aspect of our policy or practices, please contact us.

Personal information

Collecting and using specific, relevant information is a necessary part of providing you with the services you use on this site and, for example, the items you purchase or donations you send. Indeed, your provision of information to us includes such vital data as bird sightings, as well as your name, address and contacts details in many instances.

We shall use this information fairly and securely. We shall never to do anything with it (such as sharing it with any other party) that you have not clearly agreed to or which could be considered an inappropriate or irresponsible use of your information.

How do we use your personal information?

Where appropriate, we use your personal data:

  • to provide goods and services to you or your organisation
  • for basic profiling purposes
  • to let you know about other Manx BirdLife activities and services in which you may be interested, and occasionally those of our trusted partners who share our commitment to protecting the Isle of Man's wild birds and their habitats
  • to inform you about changes and improvements to this website

If you subscribe, enrol, donate, purchase or otherwise support us, you will receive communications from Manx BirdLife. You have the choice not to receive these.

Transfer of data

By the nature of the Internet, the personal data you supply through this website may be routed electronically via servers anywhere in the world. We will only ever store your data in our own Manx BirdLife servers or in those of our contracted information technology providers (e.g. website hosting partner). Again, the nature of modern computing means your data might be stored and processed anywhere in the world.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

Manx BirdLife does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. Your details will be added to the our records in order to process your enquiries, submissions and requests, and to keep you up to date with relevant details of our work and invitations to support this work. From time to time, Manx BirdLife holds joint events, often with our trusted partners. If you book to attend one of these events, your details might be made available to that partner. You will be made aware of the third party's involvement and you have the option to opt-out of receiving any communications from that partner.

Occasionally, your personal data might be passed to a trusted third party in order to fulfill an enquiry, order, request or other instruction from you for goods or services, or to execute our communications to you. In each case, we shall ensure this is done securely and that your data is not passed on nor stored longer than is needed by the third party.

Except as set out above, we shall not disclose your personal information unless obliged to, or required to do so by law, or where we need to in order to run our business (e.g. where other people process data for us). In such circumstances, we ask those people to give us confidentiality or non-disclosure undertakings.

Marketing messages

We wish occasionally to send you marketing messages. Gaining support is vital to ensuring the continuity of our work. At any time, you can contact Manx BirdLife to ask us not to send you such messages in future.


This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of these and you should read their own stated policies. The policy described here, applies only to personal data collected by Manx BirdLife.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is guaranteed 100% secure, but we do take appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal data.

Inaccuracies and corrections

We endeavour to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of errors or inaccuracies, please contact us.

Changes to this policy

This policy statement might change from time to time, so you may wish to check it when you revisit this site.


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