Privacy & Cookies

This website is owned and operated by Ian Barnes trading as Praeparo. Our website address is

We want visitors to our website to be able to take part fully in the activities and offers we provide. We also want to make sure that when we collect information from you, we do so in a way that does not infringe your right to privacy. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website and how we use cookies.

By using our website, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

When do we collect personal information?

We collect information about you when you register with us and edit the profile process on our site. Any profile information provided on this site may be displayed publicly.

We also collect information when you voluntarily sign up for updates, complete customer surveys, provide feedback and participate in competitions.

Website usage information is collected using cookies.

We collect information about you during the add listing process on our site. This business information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, phone number, address, and location details, including GPS coordinates and any other details that might be requested from you to add your business/event listings.

Information We Collect

We may collect the following information about you:

  1. Personal information, such as your name, email address, and/or phone number when you provide it to us through forms, subscriptions, or other interactions with our website or services.
  2. Information about your use of our website and services, such as your IP address, browser type, and the pages and features you access.
  3. Location information, such as your IP address or location data when you use our website or services.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and improve our website and services, including personalising your experience and responding to your requests.
  2. To communicate with you about your account, form submissions, and other matters related to using our website and services.
  3. To analyse and understand how our website and services are used and to improve and develop new features and services.
  4. To enforce our terms of service and prevent misuse of our website and services.

User-Generated Content: We may allow users to submit comments, reviews, and location listings. By submitting such content, users acknowledge and agree that it may be publicly visible on our website.

Moderation: We reserve the right to moderate and review user-generated content for compliance with our community guidelines and to ensure it aligns with our values. Inappropriate or violating content may be removed without notice.

Payments: We don’t save any payment information on our servers, all payments and subscriptions are taken using the Stripe payment network.

Radar our AI Chatbot: We don’t save any information on our servers when using our Chatbot.

Your Choices and Rights

You have the following choices and rights regarding the collection and use of your information:

  1. You can opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the unsubscribe instructions in those emails.
  2. You can adjust your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, some features of our website and services may not function properly if cookies are disabled.
  3. You can access and update your personal information and privacy settings through your account settings on our website.
  4. You can exercise your rights to access, rectify, erase, restrict, object to, or withdraw your consent to processing your personal information or exercise your right to data portability by contacting us at the contact information provided below.
  5. You also have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority if you have concerns about our collection or use of your personal information.

GDPR Compliance

If you are a user located in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to the processing of your personal data. In compliance with the GDPR, we provide the following rights to users from the EU or EEA:

  1. Right to access: You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you.
  2. Right to rectification: You have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold about you.
  3. Right to erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as when the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
  4. Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data in certain situations, such as when you contest the accuracy of the data or when you have objected to the processing.
  5. Right to data portability: You have the right to request that we provide your personal data to you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, or to transmit the data directly to another controller, where technically feasible.
  6. Right to object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes or when the processing is based on our legitimate interests or is for statistical purposes.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact as per the details below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable time frame and in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Please note that our chatbots do not collect or process personal data. The GDPR compliance rights mentioned above apply to the personal data collected through our membership database, email/contact forms, and other data collection points on our website and services.


This site utilises caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They cannot harm your computer and do not contain any information that enables us to identify you personally, they just enable our websites to recognise your computer and to identify certain other non-personal information such as which browser you are using. This information can be used to make the website work, to identify which parts of the site can work better or to analyse how often people visit the site and what they look at. We will not associate this data with any personally identifying information that you may choose to provide to us in other ways.

Some features used on this website may involve a cookie being sent to your computer by a third party. For example, if you view or listen to any embedded audio or video content you may be sent cookies from the site where the embedded content is hosted. Likewise, if you share any content on this website through social networks (for example by clicking a Facebook “like” button or a “Tweet” button) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in the case of Coast Radar many website features will not function as a result impacting your experience. For a list of the cookies, Coast Radar uses please refer to our Cookies page.

Google Ads

On some pages, we display ads from the Google network with ad personalisation turned on, this means Google will use your information to make your ads displayed on Coast Radar more useful for you. The information collected and used for this type of advertising is not personal, in that it does not identify you in the real world. No personal information, such as your name, address or email address, is used. Data about your browsing activity is collected and analysed anonymously. For example, a website that sells surfboards might use Google’s ad services. After you visit that site, you could see an ad on Coast Radar for surfboards.

Google Ads have partnerships with technology providers that may use this data, for more information on the use of data in Ads and how this can be disabled at a browser level for all sites see Google Ads Policies.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

A number of links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on these links and go visit the resulting site, a cookie will be set in your web browser that will cause us to receive a commission “IF” you purchase a product on the other end. This is a legitimate way to monetise and pay for the operation of websites and we can gladly reveal our affiliate relationships to you.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy regularly for the latest information on our privacy practices.

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, or if you would like to exercise your choices or rights, please contact us at

  • email ([email protected])
  • or by telephone: 01442 781091
  • or write to us: Coast Radar, Brookside, 35 Brook End, Weston Turville, Bucks HP22 5RQ

This privacy policy was last updated on 20th October 2023.