Who we are

The Yorkshire Invasive species Forum (YISF) is a partnership between a number of different organisations, all working to tackle invasive species in the Yorkshire region. For a full list of current organisations please see the ‘About us’ page http://yisf.org.uk/about-us/

Our website address is: http://yisf.org.uk

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is the lead organisation in regards to YISF’s communications and is the lead organisation responsible for the yisf.org.uk website. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (CharityNo210807) and a non-profit making company limited by guarantee registered in England (company No. 409650)at1 St George’s Place, York, YO24 1GN.

This policy is also applicable to our charitable trading subsidiary Yorkshire Wildlife Services Limited (registered company number 9922108) a wholly owned subsidiary of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust which trades only to raise funds for its parent company –Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We use your personal data to keep in touch with you. We will only ever collect, store and use your personal data when we have an identified purpose and reason to do so.

We only collect personal data such as name, email address, and any information which you tell us within the submission of the contact form on the ‘Get involved’ page http://yisf.org.uk/get-involved/

We collect your personal data to enable us to contact you to;

  • Inform you about our work which we feel may be of interest to you as a supporter of Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum. This may include information about our projects, campaigns, fundraising activities, volunteering and events.

We do our very best to ensure we only use your information for the purpose or purposes it was collected for and do not override your rights as an individual.

Contact forms

We collect data such as name, email address and any text inputted by you into the contact form. This information is kept by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum. We will contact you for permission to share your name and email address with other organisations within the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum and will not share this information until permission is granted by you. Any information included by you within the text box of the contact form may be shared between partners of the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum without your permission if it crucial in our work to tackle Invasive Species in the region. This does not include your name or email address. We hold your information only as long as necessary to support our work tackling invasive species in the region. We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.


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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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to other external websites

The Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites linked to our website. If you have followed a link from this website to another website you may be supplying information to a third party.


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Who we share your data with

We will not share your data with any third party providers. As outlined in ‘Contact forms’ we will only share data with partners of the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum if it is to support our work to tackle invasive species in the region. We will only share your name and email address which you have submitted in the contact form once we have received permission from you. For a full list of current organisations please see the ‘About us’ page http://yisf.org.uk/about-us/

How long we retain your data

We keep any personal data collected within the contact form for 12 months, this includes name and email address. Any additional text which is submitted within the contact form may be kept for as long as is necessary to aid YISFs work on invasive species in the region.

What rights you have over your data

The right to be informed -This privacy notice outlines how we capture, store and use your data. If you have any questions about any elements of this policy, please contact us.

  • The right of access-If you wish to obtain a record of the personal data we hold about you, through a Subject Access Request, this will be provided to you in writing within 30 days of receiving your request. There is generally no charge to you for provision of this information. For large, complex or repeated requests a reasonable fee may be charged for covering the costs of providing the information.
  • The right to rectification-If we have captured information about you that is inaccurate or incomplete, we will update it.
  • The right to erase-You can ask us to remove your personal details from our records. We may have to retain some information where there is a legal require mentor is necessary for administration or contractual reasons.
  • The right to restrict processing-You can ask us to stop using your personal data.
  • The right to data portability-You can ask to obtain your personal data from us for your own purposes.
  • The right to object-You can ask to be excluded from marketing activity.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling-We respect your right not to be subject to a decision that is based on automated processing.

Contact information

If you have an immediate questions or concerns over the use of your data please contact the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum:

Email: invasives@ywt.org.uk

Telephone: 01904 659570

Post: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 1 St George’s Place, York, YO24 1GN