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Privacy Policy

The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard it. All data held by the WSA is held and processed in accordance with our policies, your rights and our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, until such time as it is replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) which takes effect from 25th May 2018.

Under the General Data Protection Act, we have legal obligations towards you in the way that we deal with data collected from you. We use up-to-date technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so, or we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it.

When you register as a user, we will collect the information necessary to provide the service which includes as a minimum, your name and an email address. Once you are registered, you can revisit your profile at any time to amend these details or to provide additional details.

We will also collect information from you if you complete any other forms on our site or if you contact us with comments or specific requests. We use your personal information to provide a service which is personalised to each of our visitors. We also want to give you control of what you receive as a result of registering with WSA. We automatically collect information about your visit to our site. This information is used to make your visit to our site more efficient, and to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can make regular improvements.


Throughout the website you will find hypertext links to other locations on the Internet. The links are used for information purposes only and any listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

We do our very best to ensure that these links are appropriate at the time of being placed. WSA does not necessarily agree with the views expressed within these linked websites and have no control over them.

WSA cannot guarantee the reliability of these links or whether or not they work at all times.


Many websites place cookies whenever a user visits their site, in order to track traffic flow. Cookies are text files which identify your computer to the server. WSA may use cookies from time to time but only to make your web experience better. We do not track individual web visitors.

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Information Request

You can ask for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time (for which we may charge a small fee). We will also correct any inaccuracies in your information at your request.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we make changes to our Privacy Policy that affects how we handle your data, we will let you know by email. You can check our Privacy Policy on this page at any time.


If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact us.


The material featured on WSA website is subject to Crown Copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Anyone wishing to use any information found on this website must contact us. Permission to reproduce Crown copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.


The term ‘images’ covers all moving or still images, photographs and logos.

Images on the website are either the property of WSA, the organisations themselves, or have been licensed from third parties. Images taken from third parties may not be reproduced in any format.

Some images that are the property of WSA can not be reproduced, others in certain instances may be, but not without prior approval.

If you wish to reproduce any images, including the WSA logo you must contact us first for further guidance and authorisation. Please provide details of your organisation, which images you would like to use and how you intend to use them.