At Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS or the Society), we’re committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.
This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Please note: The Society refers to Yorkshire Agricultural Society and all our operating companies namely Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate, Fodder, Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live, Springtime Live, Bee Events, Harrogate Caravan Park, YAS SHOP
Who we are
What personal data we collect and how we use it
The information we collect via the Website may include:
What we do with your information
Any personal information we collect from this website will be used in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation 2018, and other applicable laws.
Sometimes, with your consent, we will process your personal data to provide you with information about our work or our activities that you have requested or are expecting. On other occasions, we may process personal data when we need to do this to fulfil a contract (for example, if you have paid for courses/training online) or where we are required to do this by law or other regulations.
The Society also processes your data when it is in our legitimate interests to do this and when these interests do not override your rights. Those legitimate interests include providing you with information on our services, newsletter requests, feedback, other activities and those of other carefully selected organisations.
Sharing your information
We only disclose information to third parties or individuals when obliged to by law, for purposes of national security, taxation and criminal investigations and the following:
We will never sell or rent your personal information to other organisations.
What are your rights?
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives everyone a number of important rights. You have the rights to:
Remember, you can change the way you hear from us or withdraw your permission for us to process your personal data at any time by using the form on our ‘Contact Us’ page or by using the opt out process provided in any emails you receive.
Our data controller can be contacted by writing to:
This policy explains what cookies are, how the Society uses them on our websites and what you can do to manage how they are used.
Cookies and how they benefit you.
Our cookies help us:
How long do cookies last?
When a web server sends a cookie, it asks your browser to keep that particular cookie until a certain date and time. These dates can be:
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
Other Data Collection Methods
There are many associated web sites or services that collect cookie information. For example, adverts and banners you see on some websites may reflect your shopping habits. This is how other companies use your data.
List of possible usages.
This data is stored securely and is used to help with your enquiry. We also use this data to enhance your experience of our products and services. This data is never shared with third parties or anyone outside the society.
Our websites collect your data and it is then passed directly to Mailchimp which stores your data securely. This allows us to manage our e-newsletters. This is never shared with anyone outside the Society.
Google Tag Manager
Social website cookies
So you can easily ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ our content on social network sites, we have sharing buttons on our site for Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
This document was last updated: May 2018