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How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites
  • people who use our services

Visitors to our website

When someone visits 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.

We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society

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.

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 Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

There are distinct categories for each cookie, which category the cookie falls into is decided by the nature of them, for example if they’re for security, analytics, settings or ad targeting.

Category 1 are ‘strictly necessary cookies’. Without these cookies, services offered by the website cannot be provided.

Category 2 are ‘performance cookies‘ and they collect information about how visitors use a website. They are not allowed to actually identify the visitor and are used to improve how the website works.

Category 3 is for functionality. They remember choices that the user makes, such as a username, language or region.

Category 4 are used to deliver adverts based on your browsing history, measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns and limit the number of times you see the same advert.

This website uses cookies in categories 1, 2, and 3 only. We do not store personal data in cookies.

Google Analytics

Our site uses Google Analtics which creates four distinct cookies, _utma, _utmb, _utmc, and _utmz.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

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This website uses Go Squared Ltd’s web analytics services which creates the gs_u cookie.

GoSquared’s services use cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) are transmitted to GoSquared (which may use data repositories outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) such as the United States of America), where it is then stored for us.

We control how the information collected about you is used. GoSquared will use it on our behalf to evaluate your use of this website and report to us about this website’s operations. GoSquared may provide it to third parties if needs be, for example, in order to comply with the law or to third parties processing that information on behalf of GoSquared. For more information on GoSquared’s practices, please see

Site cookie acceptance

The cookieAcceptanceCookie is used to record if you have accepted the use of cookies from this website.

Content Management System session cookie

This cookie is set by our content management system to identify your browser session and enable site navigation, this does not store personal data and is deleted at the end of your browser session.

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 21 January 2013.

Terms of use

Terms of Use

Access to and use of this site ('') is provided by Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society subject to the following terms:

  1. By using you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use
  2. Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society . Your continued use of after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Use of

  1. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of content requires the prior written permission of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society.
  2. You agree to use only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

  1. content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
  2. Under no circumstances will Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of regardless of the form of action.
  3. Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society does not warrant that functions contained in content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

External Links

  1. External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society is not responsible for the content of external websites. This is because:
    • the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society does not produce them or maintain/update them
    • the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society cannot change them
    • they can be changed without the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society's knowledge or agreement.
  2. Some of our external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases.
  3. The inclusion of a link to an external website from should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners (or their products/services).

Intellectual Property

  1. The names, images and logos identifying Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society , or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society or any other third party.
  2. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of content requires the prior written permission of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society.


  1. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms appearing elsewhere on then the latter shall prevail.
  2. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
  3. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society is a Registered Charity in England & Wales, Registered Charity No 1064103.

Registered Address: 147 Queen Street, Swinton, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 8NG

Affiliated to the Federation of Astronomical Societies.

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