Who We Are
The Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: - protect the water quality of our rivers; - further the understanding of riverfly populations; - and actively conserve riverfly habitats. The Riverfly Partnership is hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) which is a registered charity (charity no. 214440).
Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI)
The Riverfly Partnership spearheads an initiative to allow interested groups to take action that will help conserve the river environment. This initiative provides a simple monitoring technique which groups can use to detect any severe perturbations in river water quality and puts them in direct communication with the local ecological contact of the relevant statutory body. The monitoring scheme, used alongside routine monitoring by the local statutory body, ensures that water quality is checked more widely and action taken at the earliest opportunity should any severe perturbations be detected. Furthermore, the monitoring initiative acts as a deterrent to incidental polluters. Successful schemes are underway within catchments in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Why do we collect your personal data?
We only use your personal data in order to carry out our work effectively; when it is strictly necessary, and reasonable to do so
We only ever use your personal data with your consent, or where it is necessary in order to:
- protect your vital interests;
- where there is a legitimate interest given the work that we do
Personal data that we collect
If you register for an online account with us we collect your name, phone number and email.
If you attend our Riverfly training events we ask for your name, phone number, email, and the contact details of a next of kin in case of emergency. These are only for use during the event and are not stored or processed further.
Sensitive personal data
We do not normally collect or store sensitive personal data If an accident or incident occurs at one of our events or involving one of our staff (including volunteers) then we’ll keep a record of this (which may include personal data and sensitive personal data).
Registering for an Online Account
When you register for an account you supply your name, email address and phone number. We collect this information and store it using Google Forms, and our database. It is primarily used to administer your account. It is sometimes used to contact you about matters relating to your Riverfly work. E.g records you have submitted.
We send the newsletter to monitors who have opted-in during the process of registering for an online account. We send the newsletter to all our Coordinators unless they ask us specifically not to. This is because the newsletter contains important updates regarding Riverfly monitoring. We always provide options to opt-out when we send the newsletter.
Information about conferences and other events
If you are a monitor, you can sign up to hear about our conferences or other events during the account registration process.
If you are a coordinator we will contact you regarding conferences or other events unless you ask us not to. We always include options to opt-out when we send this correspondence.
Your Online Account
If you have an account with us, your personal information is stored in the online database, which is hosted by the FBA. You can log in, see and edit the details we hold about you using the ‘My Account’ menu.
Other Ways We Store Your Contact Details
If you monitor with us, or have contacted a coordinator to express your interest, your email and name may also be kept in a contact list.
How Long We Store Your Private Information
We will only use and store information for as long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for. If you tell us that you are leaving the Partnership, or no longer wish to receive correspondence from us, we will as a matter of course, immediately remove your details from our contact lists.
How to Withdraw Your Information
If you decide to leave the Riverfly Partnership or no longer wish to receive our correspondence from please email your coordinator or contact us directly.
To remove your details from the database please use the following steps, or you can email us and we can do it for you. Once Logged in, Go to ‘My Account’ on the left hand side of the homepage, then ‘Edit’, then scroll to the bottom of the page to find ‘delete’.
We audit our database every 14 months. If your account is inactive for that period we will contact you to check if you would like your account maintained. If we do not hear from you we remove them. Your records remain on the database.
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Your rights Under the Data Protection Act 1998
You have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you. You can read more about these rights here.
We will not collect, process or store personal details from anyone under the age of 13 unless we have permission from a parent or guardian.
Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Making a Complaint
If you feel we have mishandled your data in any way, you may make a complaint by contacting us directly. You can also choose to take complaints further, by contacting the Information Commissioners Office via their website at www.ICO.org.uk
Changes to our Policy
Last updated: March 2020
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