Privacy Policy

This website is run by Manx Wildlife Trust (Registered Charity number 225 IOM). Manx Wildlife Trust is committed to protecting your privacy. It is very important to us and we respect anyone's concerns about maintaining it. This statement tells you how and why we use your information.

Certain areas of this website require you to register or give us personal details including credit or debit card details. We do not store payment card details, nor do we share customer details with any parties other than with the Wildlife Trust you are making a donation to or contacting via this website where you have agreed to this. The Wildlife Trust you have donated to may get in touch with you by email if you have opted to receive more information when submitting your donation. You can opt out of receiving these updates at any time. Registration is voluntary. However, if you do not wish to register, you will be unable to access these restricted areas, such as the shop. The majority of the website does not require you to register to access content.

Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) has processes in place to ensure that your data is handled in compliance with the General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR).  This covers 6 Principles:

Lawfulness, fairness and transparency

We ask for your personal data for the legitimate interest of being able to manage your membership, volunteering, employment or other relationship with MWT. 

We ask for your consent to allow us to keep you up to date with events and other MWT activities in which you may be interested including fundraising and volunteering.

We do not disclose your data to Third Parties.

Purpose limitation

We collect your data for explicit and legitimate purposes in relation to your specific involvement with MWT, for example, as a member, volunteer, employee or contractor.

Data minimisation

We only collect personal data which is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary to the purposes for which they are processed.


We strive to ensure that your personal data is accurate and up to date. Please help us to achieve this by notifying us of any changes in your personal details.

Storage limitation

Data will be kept only for as long as you are a member, volunteer or employee of MWT or for as long as you have another relationship with MWT, for example, a contractor.

Integrity and confidentiality

We process data in ways that ensure its security including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.  Your data is held securely on our Password Protected IT systems. Access to it is limited to the staff and/or volunteers who have specific responsibilities for managing the data and using it for legitimate or consented purposes.

If you have any queries about your personal data held by MWT, please contact Graham Makepeace-Warne on 844432 or Any unresolved issues will be raised with MWT’s CEO and you have the right to raise any concerns with the islands’ Information Commissioner. Any identified data breach likely to be a risk to an individual or MWT will be referred to the Information Commissioner within 72 hours of its discovery.

Links to Wildlife Trust websites and other external websites

Manx Wildlife Trust is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites linked to this site. If you have followed a link from this website to another website you may be supplying information to a third party.

Data protection

Manx Wildlife Trust does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. This information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent unless required by law. The Data Protection Act allows you to have access to information held about you and, where appropriate, to have it corrected or deleted. There is a maximum charge of £10 for providing a copy. Visitors to our website responding to advertisements should satisfy themselves that they know how their personal information will be used.

Our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. 

Our cookies help us: 

  • Make our website work as you'd expect 

  • Remember your settings during and between visits 

  • Improve the speed/security of the site 

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook 

  • Continuously improve our website for you 

We do NOT use cookies to: 

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission) 

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission) 

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties 

  • Pay sales commissions 

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Cookie provider: The Wildlife Trusts
Purpose: Used by the website to remember cookie preferences.
Cookies: cookie-agreed, MCPopupClosed

Cookie provider: Facebook
Purpose: Used by Facebook for sharing content, conversion tracking, optimisation and marketing.
Cookies: _fbp, fr
Provider policy: Facebook

Cookie provider: Paypal
Purpose: Used to support payment services.
Cookies: AKDC, LANG, X-PP-SILOVER, akavpau_ppsd, enforce_policy, nsid, ts, ts_c, tsrce, x-csrf-jwt, x-pp-s
Provider policy: Paypal

Cookie provider: Vimeo
Purpose: Used to embed videos from Vimeo using cookies that we consider essential to the video player experience. Does not use third-party analytics or advertising cookies.
Cookies: player, vuid
Provider policy: Vimeo

Cookie provider: Eventbrite
Purpose: Used to deliver event booking services and content tailored to the user’s interests.
Cookies: _ga, _gat, _gid, AS, csrftoken, eblang, G, janus_re, mgref, SP, SS, ebGAClientId, lux_uid, SERVERID
Provider policy: Eventbrite

Cookie provider: New Relic
Purpose: Anonymously maintains a user’s browsing session on the website to allow us to monitor and troubleshoot website performance.
Provider policy: New Relic

Cookie provider: Engaging Networks
Purpose: Maintains a user’s browsing session on the website when participating with our online campaigning activities.
Cookies: en_sessionId
Provider policy: Engaging Networks

Cookie provider: Google
Purpose: Used to understand website usage including how users found and explored our site and how their experience can be enhanced. Google also provides campaign tracking, advertising and website functionality services.
Cookies: IDE, _ga, _gat, _gat_UA-xxxxxxx-xx, _gid
Provider policy: Google

Cookie provider: Stripe
Purpose: Used for making card transactions on the website. Provided by which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.
Cookies: __stripe_mid, __stripe_sid
Provider policy: Stripe

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