Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.woodlands.co.uk. Privacy and security of personal information is extremely important to us and we have strong policies to protect data.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Mailing lists

We only collect the minimum information that we need. This data is in two categories:
- email addresses of people who want to hear about new woodlands for sale
- email addresses, phone numbers and addresses of people who have bought land from us

For our mailing list, people are only put on it when they explicitly request to be on the list. They can be deleted from that list at any time and we will delete the data from our database. We never sell or share that data. Anyone can request their data be deleted by mailing [email protected]

For past buyers we only use their data to communicate essential information relating to shared rights of way and related matters. We only share data with permission and then only in order to put neighbours in contact with each other.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to track visitors to this website, using their IP address anonymisation function in order not to store personally identifying information.

More information is available in Google's Privacy Policy.


We use Hotjar to find out more about how visitors use this website, this data is anonymised unless you opt in on their website.

More information is available at Hotjar's website.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through Akismet's automated spam detection service. The information sent includes commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data leak occurs we will contact you to explain what happened and will report such a data breach to the relevant authority.