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Nature and Us is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit the Nature and Us website or take part in our events, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our services, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Data controller

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the Data Controller and WiSS are the Data Processor for information submitted via the Nature and Us website. NRW and WiSS are committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). NRW’s Data Protection officer can be contacted via email at

Nature and Us website

The Nature and Us website is hosted by a third party (WiSS) using an open-source platform called Wagtail CMS - Django Content Management System. All web content and direct enquiries made through the website are managed by WiSS.

What information do we collect about you?

When you visit the Nature and Us website, the only personal data will be collected via analytical cookies if they are accepted. No other personal information will be collected.


When someone visits the Nature and Us website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard site visit information via cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored on your computer by websites. These are typically used by websites to remember preferences, or to provide more targeted and relevant advertising based on online behaviours. The Nature and Us website uses cookies to collect anonymous information about general behavioural patterns, such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a non-personally identifiable way. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry Type
consent Nature and Us A required cookie that records which 3rd party cookie, if any, was consented to. 1 year HTTP Cookie
consent_version Nature and Us A required cookie to track consent versions. 1 year HTTP Cookie
dc_gtm_UA-# Google Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag. 1 day HTTP Cookie
_ga Google Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 399 days HTTP Cookie
_ga_# Google Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. 399 days HTTP Cookie
_gat Google Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 1 day HTTP Cookie
_gid Google Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day HTTP Cookie


Our site contains links to and from the Natural Resources Wales website and the websites of our partners and third parties such as YouTube. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.

How will your information be used?

We will only use your data for optimising the Nature and Us website.

Who receives your information?

WiSS is the main data processor for data collected through the Nature and Us website. We also use third party processors and, as such, may share your information with them. The processing of this

information will be in line with the third parties’ privacy policy. The third-party processors we use are as follows:

  • Natural Resources Wales, as the project owner, will have access to all data collected and processed as part of the Nature and Us project.
  • WiSS Web Services who host the Nature and Us website
  • Google analytics to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Nature and Us web site.

How long will your information be held?

The only data held will relate to the Cookies via Google Analytics. This data will be reviewed periodically for website traffic and maintenance and will not be stored beyond this requirement.

What are your individual rights?

You have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, and to restrict processing of your personal data.

Any requests or objections should be made in writing to the NRW Data Protection Officer.

Security of your information

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

How to make a complaint

If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may in the first instance contact NRW’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.

If you remain dissatisfied, then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (