Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: The Data Controller is Lesley Thompson.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

To provide walks and talks to clients

The lawful purpose is contractual and the data we hold is names of clients, email addresses and telephone numbers, plus details of walks and talks attended or booked. Your information is kept in relation to contacting you about your enquiry and/or bookings. If you have given consent, your details will also be held on our mailing list.
If you contact us via the contact form, unless otherwise requested, you give consent for your details to be held on our mailing list, as well as contacting you about specific enquiries and bookings.

Cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e. the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website
Your consent applies to the following domains:

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. This data helps to us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the ‘Privacy Policy’ tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. booking links, videos, images, articles). 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.

Who we share your data with

Apart from the instances already mentioned, data is collected when booking a walk or talk through Eventbrite, or by signing up to our mailing list, which is held in Mailchimp. They each have their own privacy policies at Eventbrite and Mailchimp.

How long we retain your data

We retain data on walks taken for up to seven years for legal reasons, but this information is not used for any reason other than contacting clients about walks they are booked on. Mailing list data is held for five years, at which point we check to ensure people are still interested in belonging to our mailing list. 

What rights you have over your data

You can request access to the data we hold, and to that data which is held securely by Eventbrite and Mailchimp; you can also request rectification; and erasure of all data. Any such requests for access, rectification or erasure will completed within one month. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your contact information

How we protect your data

Data is mostly held online, backed up on encrypted servers, and under lock and key if on physical media. Lesley Thompson is the Data Controller and has a limited role as a Data Processor, as most of the processing is carried out by Eventbrite and Mailchimp.
Other than to these data processor providers, we do not pass on any data for third party marketing purposes.
We do not collect and process data either from any third party suppliers
We do not collect data on children under 16 or special category data.