Legal Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the National Forest web site. The National Forest website is owned and updated by the National Forest Company (NFC).

Protecting the privacy and personal data of our visitors is of utmost importance to us. This page explains how we handle the information the NFC learns about you when you visit our site.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use encryption software to safeguard your data. Your data will not be passed to any third parties unless you give us permission to do so.

What information do we collect?

You can browse the National Forest web site without disclosing any information about yourself. However, we do collect volunteered information via the following methods:

1. Feedback – from emails and our contact form
2. Payment details when you purchase something from us via the website
3. Site usage information from log files.

How do we use your data?

We process your data only for specific and limited purposes. We ask only for data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes. We use your data to:

  • contact you occasionally to inform you of new services we will be providing, or events or articles we think will be of interest to you.
  • send you regular updates by e-mail or by post.
  • send you requested information and promotional material.

Collecting Anonymous Data from log files

As described above, we sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to our site to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on the National Forest web site, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes analysing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.

An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the Internet. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, such as determining how many of our visitors are from outside of the UK.

Opt-out choice

If you do not wish to receive information from us and want to be removed from our standard mailing list, please contact us:

National Forest Company
Address: Enterprise Glade, Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA
Telephone: +44 (0)1283 551211
Fax: +44 (0)1283 552844


This privacy statement applies to the National Forest web site. Other organisations which may be linked to our web site may have different practices and you are encouraged to review the privacy statements of other organisations when visiting their web sites.

Governing Law

This privacy policy forms part of the Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You agree to submit any dispute arising out of your use of this web site to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Notification of Changes

We may at any time revise the privacy statement without notice. Please check them regularly. Continued use of after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

If you have any questions about our privacy statement, please contact us:

National Forest Company
Address: Enterprise Glade, Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA
Telephone: +44 (0)1283 551211
Fax: +44 (0)1283 552844