Privacy Policy
Val Helmers respects your right to privacy. In the statement below you will find full details of how Val protects and secures your personal information.

What information do we collect?

Certain areas of the website collect such information as the IP address (location of your computer on the internet), what pages were accessed and file downloads from the site. Monitoring of such information helps the  determine the activity on the website and which pages are most popular. This information is used to develop and improve our services online. Additionally, in the event of a breach of security this information may be used to aid detection.

What data do we collect?

Within the website there are certain areas which may require you to submit personal information within a form, such as joining requests, requesting information or making an enquiry. These are necessary to allow to service the website. This information may include name, username and/or number, address, telephone number, email address and your age. From time to time we may carry out research on our visitors in order to improve the service.

How is personal data secured?

All data gathered is processed through a secure form system to avoid spamming. Should the need require more sensitive transfer of information at some point in the future, parts of the site will be hosted on a secure server for your peace of mind.

How do we use your data?

the information you provide is only used in order to:
* supply information requested through the website
* investigate and resolve any problems with the website
* improve the content of our web pages
this information may be used to service an interest including providing you with any newsletter. also occasionally wish to use this data to send you information which may be of interest to you. This will only come from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any correspondence you receive will also give you the opportunity to opt-out at any point if you would prefer not to continue receiving information.

sharing of personal details?
No, the policy is not to provide your personal data to any third parties except where and if forced to by the law.

Links to third party sites
The site may contain links to external websites. Links to other services not operated by Val Helmers are solely for your convenience. is not responsible for the accuracy, content or the privacy practices of third party websites. Reference to any products, services processes, trade names, trademarks or other information of third parties does not imply or constitute an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation.

Email communications
Email newsletters may be sent out from time to time. At present these will be in a self-contained format either as plain text, html or pdf attachment.

Use of cookies
The Val Helmers website uses cookies to enhance your experience of the website, and online shop area. The information that these cookies hold is anonymous and not personally identifiable.

What Are Cookies
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...

How We Use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately is most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set
Knowingly .. Absolutly Zero .. None

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. Well I don't really know.. unless by clicking on one of the social media icons facebook or whatever make a note of where you have come from.. but hey that sort of thing probably happens from every website.. I do not knowingly store keep any infrmation about you of any sort. Why would I want to? if I wanted to know something I'd probably ring you up and ask.. gordon bennto...

More Information
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

Other important information
If you wish to contact Val Helmers to see a copy of all the personal information held about you please contact using the following address:

David Harvey (website Co-ordinator) 

15 Beresford Gardens Christchurch DORSET BH23 3QW