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Privacy Policy

By accessing or using The Wood Protection Association Ltd (WPA) web site, you agree to the terms of the WPA on-line Privacy Policy, as detailed below.  

If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.


In order for you to request or submit information to WPA, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself, your business or your company by completing and submitting an on-line form.  


When you submit information to WPA, you understand and agree that WPA may store your information on our internal database system.


WPA collects these details in order to record and respond to your specific enquiry and to widen our knowledge of wood protection matters as experienced by users and specifiers of the technology and products placed on the UK market.


WPA will not pass information submitted through this web site to other organisations without your permission.




We want to protect the privacy of visitors to our website and that of our customers, and other individuals we serve in a technical and advisory capacity. Please read the following policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit this website.


Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy.


What personal data do we collect?


We log your Internet Protocol (IP) address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the internet.


When you access our web site, request our services, make an enquiry, or download publications from us, you may be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, home, business or billing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit or debit card number.


Bear in mind that if you submit any personal data for inclusion in any online sales directory or information service, it may be seen by anyone visiting this website, or who has access to that directory or information service. Do not submit any personal data that you do not want to be made public in this way, and please do not send us any personal data about anyone else without their permission.


We automatically collect data about visitors to our website (for example on browsing patterns) by using Cookies. - see below.




A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from a web server to your browser and is stored on your hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.


You can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent.


If you choose not to accept our cookies, some of the features of our site may not work as well as we intend.


We use cookies for the purposes of system administration of our website, to give us information about the number of visitors to different parts of our website, and to enhance your visit to our site.


How do we use your personal data?


We use your personal data to provide goods, information and services to you or your organisation, to carry out WPA membership administration, to let you know about other information and services in which you may be interested, to inform you about changes and improvements to our website, and for direct marketing purposes. We do give you the option to opt out of this.


We may also use your personal data to monitor the use of the site, to record traffic flows and to carry out research about our visitors’, members’ and customers’ demographics, interests and behaviour. We do this to understand our visitors, members, customers and potential customers better.


Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, it is treated securely and in accordance with our privacy policy.


Under what circumstances can your personal data be disclosed?


We will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so by law, or where you have given us explicit permission to do so.  


Direct Marketing


We may contact you by email to: follow up an enquiry made by you and to check your satisfaction with our response; advise you about new information, goods and services. You may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes by emailing




You have a right to complain to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) if you have a concern about the way an organisation has handled your personal information. 




Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policy or practices of other sites. We encourage visitors to our web site to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policy of other sites that collect or use personal data. This privacy policy applies only to personal data collected by the WPA.




We give you the option of using a secure server whenever you make payment over the internet or provide details of any credit or debit card.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any other network can be guaranteed as 100% secure, but we take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data.


Ownership of website


This website is the property of The Wood Protection Association Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (no 5596489 with VAT number 721665147.  Our registered office address is Office 5, the Walled Garden, Nostell Estate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 1AB, UK.


Inaccuracies and Corrections


We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date.  If you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies, please let us know.

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