Compass Point Privacy Statement

Compass Point is committed to strict privacy standards and the protection of any information gathered from visitors to the Compass Point Website. Compass Point has created this privacy statement as a demonstration of our firm commitment to the privacy of visitors. The following contains information regarding privacy issues on the Compass Point Website as they relate to information gathering, posting, or third party participation.

Mailing List

Compass Point maintains a mailing list which you can subscribe to from the home page at or when you order goods from us, or when you fill out any catalogue request forms on the site. We collect your email address and general demographic information. The information is collected via the input box on our home page and is stored on a non public database on our server. Email addresses are held on our database solely to be used for sending our newsletters and special offer information. The mailing list is used to send out information on special deals, offers, gear reviews and general outdoor sports information. We send out an email no more than once a week. The mailing list is held on our web server (computer), which is based in the UK.

Compass Point does not divulge your registration information to any third parties. The information is only used to mail Compass Point Updates and Newsletters. We do not send random and untargeted unsolicited e-mail. Mailing List members have the option to opt out of receiving mail from us by unsubscribing at any time. If you wish to unsubscribe, simply send an e-mail to with the word ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ in the subject line.


Every once in awhile, Compass Point may post a link to another Websites (i.e. news or events articles). Compass Point is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Websites.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymised 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

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 will not pass your information to any third parties if you have told us not to.

Website Statistics

Visitor IP addresses are logged as part of the daily Website statistic gathering. This is a common occurrence on the majority of Websites. It is used only for the accurate reporting of statistic information.

Compass Point is dedicated to your privacy and we hope that this privacy statement is a testament of our privacy commitment. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding the Compass Point Privacy Statement, please feel free to contact us at:

Compass Point

14 School Lane,
Middle Littleton,
WR11 8LJ

Tel: + 44 (0) 1386 640782