Privacy Policy


“We” and “Our” below refer to “Men’s Sheds Cymru” and anyone in our employment or working on our behalf.


Men’s Sheds Cymru, holds information to allow members of the public or organisations to make direct contact with specific Men’s Sheds groups. In summary:


What information do we collect?


Personal information, first name, surname, telephone number and email address. Usually this information is provided by you directly and we take reasonable steps to ensure this information is kept relevant and up to date.


What do we do with the information we collect?


This information is used to make contact by us with your Men’s Shed about any matters relevant to your group or other Men’s Sheds and their activities. This information is also used to allow individuals, groups and organisations to make contact with you.


We give this information upon request to individuals, groups and organisations wishing to make contact with you. This information is also available on our website at Men’s Sheds Cymru provide the same information to Dewis Cymru at who are our Data Processor providing information about all Men’s Sheds across Wales.


On what legal basis do we process your information?


Our legal basis is a legitimate interest to allow contact with your Men’s Shed group and to advise of events, opportunities and news relating to Men’s Sheds.


How long do we hold your information for?


A point of contact is needed for each Men’s Shed. We will hold your information for as long as you wish to remain the main contact for your group. Through Dewis Cymru we review the information held on a six month basis.


How do I control my personal information?


You can control your personal information in a number of ways. You can view information about your Men’s Shed at or use this link to Dewis Cymru to see information about all Men’s Sheds listed.


You can ask us to correct, amend or remove your information at any time.



Cookie Statement: We use cookies to help improve our site. By continuing to use our site, you are implying consent to their use. To learn more about our cookies and how to change your browser’s cookie settings, please read below.


This Privacy Policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. From time to time we may change this policy by updating this page. You should regularly check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


What We Collect


Log Files


When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website using the data in the logs. We will not associate any log data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.


Storing your language preference


This site may allow you to specify your preferred language (Welsh or English). When you select a preferred language we save it to a cookie. This means that on repeat visits you do not have to choose a language. By choosing a language you are consenting to a cookie being written to your device for this purpose.


Name: Language Choice


Typical content: The two character ISO language codes CY or EN


Expires: 14 days


Comment and Enquiry Forms


Our website allows visitors to leave comments and contact us via an enquiry form. We collect the following information:


  • Contact details such as Name, Email, Web Address


  • IP Address


  • Comment


  • Enquiry


We require this information for the following reasons:-


  • To improve our products and services


  • Encourage visitor interaction and discussion on our website


  • Be able to respond to visitor enquiries


  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provide. You will have the opportunity to opt out of this at this time.




Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies that are used by this website are necessary in order for us to provide and improve upon our value added products and services and to remain competitive. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.


The following cookies will be set.


Google Analytics:


We use Google Analytics to make sure our website is meeting our users’ needs and to help prioritise improvements. Google provides more details on the Google privacy and cookie policy page. Google also provides a browser add-on which allows you to opt out of Google Analytics across all websites.


Google Analytics collects anonymous website usage data such as the number of visitors to the site, search phrases used to find us, pages visited on the site and time spent on the site.


The cookies do not identify users nor associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. We use the following Google Analytics cookies.


Name: _utma Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: 2 years


Name: _utmb Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: 30 minutes


Name: _utmc Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: when user exits browser


Name: _utmz Typical content: randomly generated number and information about how the page was reached (eg directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) Expires: 6 months


Name: __utmmobile Typical content: randomly generated number Expires: 2 years


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Links to other websites


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, as such sites are not governed by this Privacy Statement. You should exercise caution and look at the Privacy Statement applicable to the website in question.


Controlling your personal information


We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.