Privacy Policy

Who we are

This privacy policy (thePrivacy Policy“) sets out how Rea.org.uk (“REA”), a website owned and operated by Road Emulsion Association, Registered in the UK Company No. 12535642 VAT No. 562181321 implements measures to protect the privacy of visitors and users of rea.org.uk (our “Visitors” or “Users”). It is important to REA that Visitors and Users of rea.org.uk (“the Website”) understand how and why we use the user information we collect. By continuing to use Rea.org.uk, Visitors and Users of the Website accept the practices set out in this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time and in effect when they access and use the Website.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


We may use cookies to make your visit to the Website easier, to allow us to analyse how you use this Website and to provide relevant ads. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or other devices when you visit a Website that contain pieces of information about your online activity.

We may use “essential” cookies to authenticate you and to remember your user preferences and settings.

We also may utilise “non-essential” cookies, including third-party cookies, to capture statistical data about how you use our Website, and third-party marketing cookies for interest-based advertising. When you first visit the Website, you will have the option to accept our use of cookies. If you have previously visited the Website and confirmed that you accept the use of cookies, you may disable cookies at any time by changing your browser settings to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Data Commitment

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use information we collect about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. It does not apply to information collected by third parties. We have measures in place to help keep your personal information secure against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction. Rea is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 1998, to ensure that your personal information will be protected.

Use of Data

We collect your personal data, i.e. information that could identify you, such as your name, email address and other contact details when you register on our website, donate, sign up for updates, enter any competitions, or place orders. We collect this information for various purposes such as;

  • To provide services you have requested
  • To allow us to contact you in case of any issue with our services
  • To respond to any queries or complaints
  • To process payments or orders
  • To enter you into a competition
  • To send you updates about our services or upcoming events
  • To improve our website REA may also use the information you provide to us to service you, such as in developing or administering our services, offering new services, and providing customer support.

We may contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of such communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send. We may also share your personal data in the following ways:

  • With our related entities, affiliates, and agents
  • With external service providers or subcontractors to provide services to us or directly to you on our behalf
  • To a person or organisation that acquires or attempts to acquire our business
  • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets
  • To fulfill any legal or regulatory obligations

Data Access and Storage

You have the right to access any information we hold on you. You can do this by contacting kevin.maw@rea.org.uk.

All of your personal information that is stored is securely held. It is stored within the European Economic Area (EEA) and only used by Rea or related parties for processing payments. We may also use third-party service providers to store data outside of the EEA. We use technical, contractual, and organizational measures to protect user account security, including SSL encryption, firewalls, and anti-virus software.

Changes to Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any changes, we will post the changes on this page and indicate the date of the update at the top of the page.


If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or how we process your data, please contact our data officer at: kevin.maw@rea.org.uk.