Website Privacy Statement

Pokesdown Community Forum is committed to protecting and processing your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Pokesdown Community Forum is the Data Controller responsible for data protection. Pokesdown Community Forum can be contacted at .

The General Data Protection Regulations are there to safeguard your personally identifiable information or personal data. This privacy notice will be regularly reviewed and updated as required.

Online identifiers, IP addresses and cookie identifiers

When you use a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) to visit any website it transmits a variety of information to the internet, a website may collect this information, including (where available) your IP address, operating system, browser type and more, for system administration and to report aggregate data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns. The data we store is always stored within the European Union or outside of the European Union but with an organisation operating under the General Data Protection Regulations.

We may obtain information by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Our lawful basis of processing is a legitimate interest as processing the data enables us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.

Your personal data will be processed during and after your website visit and any subsequent visits to our website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

You can find more information about cookies at

This policy only applies to Pokesdown Community Forum. If you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you will no longer be subject to this privacy statement. We have no control over the privacy or the terms of other websites and it is your responsibility check their privacy policy before continuing to browse their website.

Recipients of personal data

It will be necessary for us to process or share all or some of your personal data with our website host.

Retention period and criteria used to determine the retention period

We may retain some elements of your personal data for 12 months or longer. After this time we will anonimise data which is no longer required for either contractual fulfilment or a legitimate interest. If the lawful basis for processing your data was consent then you may withdraw such consent at any time.

Your rights

You have a right of access to check your personal data to verify it being processed lawfully. We look to deal with all access requests within 30 days and there will be no charge for your request unless the request is unfounded, excessive or repetitive. If a fee is charged it will be a reasonable fee based on the administration of providing the information.

You have a right to rectification if the data we hold is either inaccurate or incomplete. If your data has been shared with a third parties then we will inform them of the rectification, where possible.

The right to be forgotten

You have a right to require that your data is deleted when consent is our basis of processing. You may request that your personal data be deleted, for example, where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing or where you withdraw consent. We will actively comply with your request unless we have a justifiable basis for continued processing or retaining the data, such as a legal requirement or defence of a legal claim.

Though you have some rights to request further processing, such as blocking or supressing the processing of your data. An example of this might be where the data may be incorrect, we are permitted to store the data whilst the data accuracy is checked.
You have the right to object

You do have a right to request to that your personal data being held by Pokesdown Community Forum is made available to you and to stop any further processing. We may be required to stop processing unless there are legitimate reasons for the processing such as a legitimate interest or a requirement for the defence of a legal claim.

How to make a complaint with the supervisory authority

The authority responsible for data protection is the ICO to whom concerns can be lodged in the following ways, phone on 0303 123 1113 or +44 1625 545 745 if calling from outside the UK, by email using the form on the website