Welcome to the Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch website

Privacy Policy

This privacy statement covers the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch’s website at www.rspcaleedsandwakefield.org.uk

This website is the website of the Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Where links are provided in this website to other websites, those other websites are not covered by this statement.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is kept securely and to respect the information privacy of all visitors to its website.


We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

We use a session cookie. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site may not work correctly.

Data collection

This website collects personal information from visitors to the site only with the permission of the individual. Where appropriate, information is provided to explain the reason for collecting this data and outlining any other uses which we would like to make of this data. We will provide an opportunity to opt out of any further uses of this information and an explanation of what these uses will be, where relevant.

The intention is that all data collection is open and obvious to the site visitor.

padlock symbolThe padlock symbol is used to alert site visitors to the fact that their information is being collected and will be followed by an explanation of how their information is to be used.

Online donations

In order to make an online donation by credit card or direct debit, the site visitor will be directed to a separate website operated by our agent.

Data protection

We have data protection policies. You have a right to know about the personal data we hold about you. You have a right to object to the receipt of direct marketing or campaign information sent to you by us. Please address all enquiries about our data protection procedures to the information protection officer at our main address.

Legal – Copyright and trademarks

a. All material on this site is the copyright of the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch or third parties. You may view the contents of this site on screen. You are also permitted to print one copy of reasonable extracts from the site for your personal use or private study and to save one copy of such reasonable extracts to your local hard disk for your personal use or private study. Apart from this and other than as authorised in Term 5 (b) below, no part of this site or of any material on it may be reproduced in any form whatsover without first obtaining our written permission or any other copyright holder.

b. Certain pages or sections of this website may be reproduced for teaching or study purposes without obtaining our prior consent. These pages or sections are clearly indicated by a notice on the relevant page or section. This material may only be reproduced as follows:-

You may print and copy the pages for your private study or for teaching purposes in schools, colleges or universities, provided in each case that:-

* copyright and source indications are also printed and copied
* no modifications are made to the materials and they are not used as part of any other publication
* the document is printed and copied entirely and is not used in a derogatory or misleading context
* a maximum of 30 copies are made

c. If you are not sure whether or not any material can be printed or copied without first obtaining our permission please contact us first via this website.

d. No other use of material in the site may be made without first obtaining our written permission. In particular, material may not be incorporated in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic form and commercial use or publication of any material on this site is strictly prohibited (other than as necessary for the purpose of viewing the site in the course of business).

f. The RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch name and RSPCA logo are registered trademarks of the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch and the RSPCA respectively. Other logos and names used on this site may also be the trademarks of the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch or the RSPCA or their respective owners. These trademarks may not be reproduced without the consent of the relevant owners.
All requests to use the trademarks should be addressed to RSPCA Legal, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex

Legal – Veterinary disclaimer

This website contains general advice on animal-related matters.

Unfortunately, it is not possible in the context of the website to take into account individual situations or consider unusual problems or circumstances.

You should seek further advice and assistance from your vet, the RSPCA or other appropriate expert if you are concerned about the welfare of a particular animal.

Whilst we try to ensure that the information in the site is accurate, we can accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the site content. Users who rely on the information in the site do so at their own risk. This site is made available for public viewing solely on the basis that the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch excludes to the extent lawfully permitted all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage arising out of use of this site or reliance upon its contents.