Privacy & Cookie Policy

Bristol Balloons - Privacy & Cookie Policy

Bristol Balloons is a Trading name of Ballooning Network Ltd

Ballooning Network Ltd's privacy policy is to respect and protect the privacy of visitors to the Ballooning Network Ltd web sites. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it. It will assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our services.

The data we collect

We do request personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, etc which you provide when purchasing goods or services from the Ballooning Network Ltd websites. We also collect this information to help us personalise and deliver relevant, benefit-driven content in the Ballooning Network Ltd News emails. You are under no obligation to provide any personal data if you don't want to.
We also use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. If you choose to opt out of receiving any such communications from us, please email us.
In addition, we have implemented a Google Advertising feature 'Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting' . This enables Google Analytics to collect data via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. This will help us to better understand our Users and help us provider more relevant information to them. 
We will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable  information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature without prior consent from the site's  Users. You can opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features by using this tool: There are also a variety of Ad settings available on computer, tablet and mobile phone settings.
Ballooning Network Ltd also collects aggregate information from all web site visitors. This aggregate data is used to customize Ballooning Network Ltd web content to deliver a better experience for our users and will in no way personally identify you.

Use of IP Address

An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. On occasions, we collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to analyse aggregate information, and to audit the use of our site.

Use of Cookies

What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at our site. The use of cookies is an industry standard you will find them at most major web sites.

By showing how and when visitors use our site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed and this information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use cookies to better understand and improve areas of the Ballooning Network Ltd's web site that our users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a "cookie," visitors to the Ballooning Network Ltd's web sites always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.

Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that remain until you leave our web site or close the browser window. We use these to carry information across pages of our web site and in some cases, to prevent data needing to be re-entered in data entry forms.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the Ballooning Network Ltd's web sites may not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies.

We are currently operating an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage, but if you are not then please disable and delete cookies from your browser settings. We may amend this policy in line with future changes in legislation or best practice.

Cookie Policy v1.0
14th May 2012

Use of clear GIFs

A clear GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) or pixel tag (also known as a 'Web beacon') is a line of code placed on some of our web pages and in e-mails which, in a similar way to our use of cookies above, allow us to analyse the specific usage patterns of visitors.

Supplementary Information

We may acquire information about individuals from other sources and add such information to our house files.


We will not publish, give, sell or rent your information to anyone, ever. However, we reserve the right to disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Ballooning Network Ltd's rights or property, other users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We also reserve the right to disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Links to Other Sites/ "Public" Areas

You should be aware that when you are on the Ballooning Network Ltd's web sites, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Ballooning Network Ltd's web site pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may significantly differ from that of Ballooning Network Ltd's. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.


Protecting the security of all personally-identifiable information associated with our guests is of the utmost concern to us. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our users' personal information and maintain their privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of such personal information.

Privacy Policy for Minors

Ballooning Network Ltd does not knowingly collect information from children. If you are under 13, please do not provide any personal information to us.

The List Owner (the Data Controller)

The List Owner and Data Controller Mr Nic Amor, Director, Ballooning Network Ltd, 23-51 Winterstoke Road, Bristol BS3 2NP

Access to your own data

To be provided with a copy of your own personal data that we collect online and maintain in our database, and to contest and correct inaccuracies, or request that your personal data be deleted, please e-mail us and we will respond.

Your Acceptance of the Terms of this Privacy Policy

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Ballooning Network Ltd Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time without prior notice to you, so please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Ballooning Network Ltd

Trading as Bristol Balloons 23-51 Winterstoke Road, Bristol BS3 2NP
Reg England and Wales No 4129672
Privacy Policy Version 1 01.11.2006