Privacy notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Europe-wide law that is part of the wider package of reform to data protection that includes the UK Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. The GDPR and DPA 2018 set out requirements for how organisations will need to process personal data from 25 May 2018.

This website is operated by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) on behalf of the Upland Waters Monitoring Network (UWMN). UKCEH (referred to as "We" below) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with charitable status. When you visit this site, you as a user ("You") are accepting the terms and conditions of the UKCEH privacy notice.

The UKCEH privacy notice tells you what to expect when your personal information is collected. It will be revised as required and you are encouraged to revisit the privacy notice regularly to read the latest version.

Please read the the UKCEH privacy notice carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will process it. By visiting and affiliated websites (including this one) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Additional information about cookies set by this website is provided below.


When we provide web services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example, enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task; recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested; measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

Information collected is not shared with other organisations.

Cookies used on our site


Purpose: This cookie is used to indicate whether the user's browser has enabled JavaScript.


Purpose: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.


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Purpose: This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.


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