Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre’s website choose to interact with Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre in ways that require Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who make contact to provide a username and email address. Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre. Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre does not disclose personally-identifying information.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre uses cookies to help Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre identify and track visitors, their usage of Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre website, and their website access preferences. Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre’s sole discretion. Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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