Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Bee Farmers Association Limited uses and protects any information that you give it and/or those acting on its behalf when you use this website.

The Bee Farmers Association Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Bee Farmers Association Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 2014.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact details
  • business details
  • information required to administer services of the association, including orders and payments for membership, services or goods
  • information required to produce and publish industry sector data, including demographic information.
What We Do With This Information

We require this information to provide you with a high quality service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • to process membership applications and renewals
  • to process orders and payments for membership, services or goods
  • to send you communications by mail or using the email address which you have provided
  • to provide individualised services and access to resources
  • to produce and publish industry sector data
  • for record keeping purposes.

We may contact you by phone, text, mail or email.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally to improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Category 2: Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using this website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using this website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session
Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling Your Personal Information

Information, relevant to the purpose for which it is required, may be shared with:

  • individuals, businesses and organisations providing services to The Bee Farmers Association Limited and/or carrying out work on its behalf, and/or providing services to members of the association as a benefit of membership (eg, specialist insurance cover)
  • members of the association
    • for the purposes of consideration of an application for membership
    • to promote the development of professional networks of business contacts
  • the public in the form of business directory listings.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties other than as described above unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the Membership and Administration Officer.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact the Membership and Administration Officer. Any information found to be incorrect will be promptly corrected.

Members and subscribers may also check and update personal details through the online membership portal.

The Bee Farmers Association Limited is a company registered in England. Registered number: 08131311
Registered address: 8 Olivers Close, West Totton, Southampton, Hampshire S040 8FH. VAT: 166 9346 27