Privacy policy

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy describes how RBST collects and uses information about people who visit our website. If you have any queries about how RBST uses your information or this privacy policy, please contact the Data Protection Officer, RBST, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG or email:

How do we collect information?

We obtain personal information about you when you make an enquiry, join us as a member or volunteer, register for our email newsletter, make a donation to us or use the Stock Exchange. We may also receive information about you from our supporters when they are fundraising for us or when you buy semen from the RBST Conservation Breeding stocks.

What information do we collect?

Information collected may include: name, date of birth, postal address, email address, telephone number and credit/debit card details. We also collect general information about the use of our website, such as which are the most popular pages or items, where website visitors come from and how long they spend on our site.


PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to Paypal's using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, their server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher. Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.

All of our online forms are protected by encryption. However, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, Rare Breeds Survival Trust cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Rare Breeds Survival Trust takes appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure, accurate, up to date and kept only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected.

How do we use your information?

We will use your personal details to provide you with the information, goods or services you have requested from us; to create your membership or contact record; to manage our payment processes and to carry out our charitable activities, including fundraising for this purpose.

We may analyse the information we collect to create a profile containing which species of livestock you may keep, hobbies, fundraising interests and mailing preferences so that we can contact you with relevant information.

We may need to share your information with our service providers for the purposes described above. We will also share your details with your local RBST Support Group, which may contact you to make you aware of local activities.


A cookie is a small text file we pass to your computer's hard disk through your web browser so the website can improve or personalise your browsing experience. Our website uses session cookies, which delete themselves automatically when you leave a website and go to another one or shut down your browser.

The use of cookies does not allow us to access any other information on your computer nor does it affect your experience of using any other websites.

If you want to prevent our cookies being stored on your computer in future, you can easily change your web browser setting to refuse cookies, or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. You can do this by clicking on the "Help" menu. You can also delete these cookies. Please note however that if you disable or delete our cookies your use of our websites may be restricted and you may not be able to access all the services or facilities on our sites.

For more information about cookies, please see

Website Analysis

Rare Breeds Survival Trust uses Google Analytics to track use of our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time of your visit to our website, whether you have been to the website before, and where you come from before entering our website. Information collected in this way is anonymous and individuals cannot be traced. This information allows us to improve our website, for example, to assess the impact of and develop information services and fundraising campaigns.

Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Google Analytics will also collect your IP address. This information allows us to know approximately where in the world you and our other website visitors come from, but not your IP address.

For more information about Google Analytics, please see its Terms of Service and privacy policy.

Contact Preferences

Rare Breeds Survival Trust will not use your personal information to communicate with you about our activities and fundraising if you have told us that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your contact preferences at any time by emailing or telephoning the Development Team on 02476 696551 or writing to RBST, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.

If you do not wish to be contacted by your local Support Group, please let RBST or the local group secretary know that you wish to be removed from the mailing list.

Disclosure of information to outside organisations

We may pass your information to our service providers or associated organisations for the purpose of providing information or services to you. Where we use service providers we will make sure that there are appropriate data security controls in place.

We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law to government bodies or law enforcement agencies or if we have your permission to share your information with another RBST contact. We will not sell our mailing list to any third party organisation or sell information about your web browsing activity.

Your consent

By providing us with your personal data you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with the purposes described above and this Privacy Policy.

Right of Access

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a reasonable fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. If you wish to obtain a copy of the details we hold about you, please contact the Data Protection Officer, RBST, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG or email: or phone 02476 696551.


Our website includes links to other websites operated by other organisations. Rare Breeds Survival Trust is not responsible for the privacy controls of these other organisations or their websites, so you should read their privacy policies carefully.


If your personal details change, please help us to keep our information up to date and not inconvenience other people with unwanted mailings by notifying us at RBST, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG or email: or phone 02476 696551.

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, those changes will be posted here so please check the policy occasionally. By continuing to use our website you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

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