Privacy policy

At Brighton Bear Weekend, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our website visitors and mailing list subscribers. We want you to know that we do not and will never sell, rent or trade email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing or any other purposes.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information, and we will explain what we intend to do with it.

Below, you will find information about how we treat data that we collect from people who use our website.

General website data

We do not require visitors to our website to sign in or to provide any personal data in order to view its contents. No personal data is collected unless a visitor chooses to purchase merchandise from our web shop or subscribe to our mailing list. Commenting has been disabled on all website pages and posts.

All website data is stored on servers located in the United Kingdom.

Web shop data

When you purchase merchandise from our web shop, the following personal data will be stored in WooCommerce (our eCommerce platform): your name, billing address, shipping address, email address and telephone number.

You can purchase our merchandise from us in person or from our resellers (Prowler, Subline, the Camelford Arms and other vendors in Brighton, UK) without supplying the aforementioned personal data.

The personal data that you provide when using our web shop will never be shared with any other company or person.

Contact form data

When you send us a message via our contact form, the following personal data will be stored in Gmail (our email provider): your name and email address.

The personal data that you provide when using our contact form will never be shared with any other company or person.

Mailing list data

As part of the registration process for our mailing list, we collect personal data. Specifically, we collect our subscribers’ names and email addresses. We use this data to send you information about Brighton Bear Weekend in our semi-regular email newsletters, and to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information.

You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by sending a message to the following email address:

Website cookie policy

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

When you first visit our website, you will be asked if you want to accept cookies. If you do not, you can disable cookies in your browser settings.

You can find more information about cookies at the following URL:

Types of cookies used on this website

  • Strictly necessary cookies enable services that you have specifically asked for. 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.
  • Performance cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited, such as which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information which can identify a visitor. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
  • Functionality cookies remember choices that you make to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes that 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 that you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information that these cookies collect may be anonymised, and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Third party cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site. For example, music from online streaming services embedded in our website may result in cookies being set by those external services. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

How long are cookies stored for?

  • Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
  • Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites; those sites are not governed by this privacy policy. If you have questions about how another site uses your information, you will need to check that site’s own privacy policy.

Access to your personal data

You are entitled to access the personal data that we hold about you. To withdraw your consent for us to use your personal data, or to ask us to amend or delete your details, please send your request to the following email address:

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on 22 May 2018. Our full privacy notice will always be available at the following URL: