The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI Learning Hub is the latest evolution of learning delivery for the WI.
The website, www.learninghub.thewi.org.uk is owned by the Denman Trust and the NFWI. The NFWI is incorporated in England and Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee, no. 2517690, charity registration no. 803793. WI Enterprises Ltd is a subsidiary of the NFWI, incorporated in England and Wales, company no. 1339906. Both companies are registered data controllers with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We may collect names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and your current location, as well as information about the services that you request.
We may collect information about you when you interact with us on our website. For example, when you contact us using our online form and when you make a course booking.
When you provide your personal information in our contact form, the form is emailed to authorised staff only.
We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to send out our email newsletters. When you enter your email address on our website, it is sent directly to MailChimp and is subject to their privacy and security policies which are available on their website.
We use your information to provide you with information from the WI Learning Hub. We only use the information about you that you have given us and our own records of the services we have delivered.
Your information will not be sold to any third parties. We will not transfer your information outside of the EEA (European Economic Area) without obtaining your consent first.
When you sign up for our email newsletters, our third party provider, MailChimp, stores your email address on servers in the United States. They will only use it for the purpose of sending you the WI Learning Hub newsletter.
We take appropriate measures to keep your personal information secure, accurate and up to date. We only keep your personal information as long as it is reasonable and necessary. We restrict access to those who have a need to know and we train staff in handling the information securely. We also have data processing agreements in place for third party providers, such as MailChimp. It is available upon request.
We may link to third parties on this website. You are advised to review the privacy policies of those websites before sending them any personal data.
You have the right to view all of your personal information that we have collected via our website. To obtain a copy, please email email@example.com. We may charge up to £10, as permitted by law. We will require proof of your identity. We aim to reply as promptly as we can and, in any case, within the legal maximum of 40 calendar days.
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
Cookies contain a very small amount of information, usually consisting of a string of numbers and/or letters, they are not computer programs, they don’t give the website owners any kind of access to your computer or mobile device and they can’t be used to identify an individual visitor.
Cookies enable websites to remember visitor actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so they don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever they re-visit the site or browse from one page to another. They also allow websites to collect other forms of anonymous data, for example to help track how popular a website is.
This page explains the cookies we use and why.
Depending on how a visitor uses our website the following types of cookies may be set:
How to control cookies
A first-party cookie is simply a cookie set by the website that you are visiting, a third-party cookie is a cookie set by a an external website.
As with first-party cookies, third-party cookies have a variety of uses. Although often used legitimately, there are privacy concerns raised by third-party cookie usage as they are often used for marketing purposes.
If you’d like more information or help disabling cookies please read the section below.
You can of course control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Internet Explorer – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
Mozilla Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
Safari (Mac) – https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214
Safari (iOS) – https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Android – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2392971
We are planning to enhance our cookie tools to allow visitors to more easily control their cookie settings on our website, we will also be amending this document as and when our website changes.
Correct as at 22/01/24