THE JERSEY CATTLE SOCIETY OF THE UK (JCS) is the data controller for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation superseding the Data Protection Act in 2018.

The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK (JCS) takes your privacy seriously and by proceeding to use our services you consent that we may process the personal data (including sensitive personal data) that we collect from you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. In particular, we may use information we hold about you for the purposes of compiling and publishing our breed registry/herd book and for the promotion and development of the Jersey Cattle Breed. The Society would never pass your personal information to any third-party organisations except those defined in this privacy policy.

We understand that your privacy and the security of your personal information is extremely important. This notice sets out what we do with your personal information, what we do to keep it secure, from where and how we collect it, as well as your rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you. This policy applies if you interact with us by telephone, online, at events or otherwise by using any of our websites or communicate with us on Social Media.

Commitment to your privacy

This privacy policy tells you the ways in which The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK (the Society) collects personal information about you when you engage with the Society and what the information may be used for.

Information we may hold about you:

1. Personal information

We may collect information from you when you engage with Jersey Cattle Society of the UK.

Examples of personal information include name, job title, organisation, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address, date of birth, age, third party contact details and bank account details for payment of services you purchase. Data collected specifically related to registering Pedigree Jersey Cattle with the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK please see Pedigree Animal Information section.

2. Pedigree Animal information

To register a Jersey animal with the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK, the Society will require specific information from you about the animal you wish to register as pedigree. The Society uses the following third party suppliers: the National Database of Bovine Cattle (NBDC) & Holstein UK to record and maintain the following recorded information about each animal registered as pedigree: County Parish Holding number, Eartag Number, Parentage (DNA if applicable), genomic data if recorded, date of birth and registered pedigree name. The collation and processing of this information provides a Pedigree Herd Record for the Society and you.

3. Pedigree Animal information

Sensitive personal information is personal information relating to your religious or ethnic origin, religious or political opinions, sexual orientation, physical or mental health, trade union membership or criminal convictions. We don't ask for sensitive personal information about you.

How do we use your information?

We use the personal information we hold about you only for the following purposes:

(i) To provide the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK membership services denoted in your membership package.

(ii) To administer our relationship with you.

We will use the personal information you supply to us for the purpose in which it was collected. Examples include; sending you information, answering a query, to enter you into a Society competition or event you have requested or asked to attend, to enable you to purchase membership services from the Society, receive publications and make donations.

The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK uses third party providers to enable the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK to provide the membership services you have purchased. For example, the Society works with third party providers to provide animal registration services. The Jersey Society of the UK works with the following third-party providers who store your data to provide you with Society’s membership services:

  • Holstein UK (HUK) – Membership and Animal Registration
  • National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) – Online JCS Herdbook and Milk Records

When the Society works with a third-party provider to deliver membership services, the Society does not authorise the named third parties to use your personal information in any other way. All third-party provider are responsible to ensure they adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations under the Data Protection Act.

(iii) To contact you about other related products, services, events or developments.

The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK would use your personal information to contact you with information about the Society, our services, events and / or developments. We may also like to contact you to inform you of the latest pedigree Jersey bulls available for breeding. We may also use your contact details to communicate with you on Social Media.

If at any time you decide that you do not wish to be contacted by the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK you may inform us by emailing:

(iv) For research (including market research) purposes.

We may analyse the personal information we collect about you to enable our Field Service Officer to support your interests, needs of your membership and your herd records.

(v) If the assets of The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK were transferred to a third party.

If the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK decides to transfer its assets or ceases to operate, becomes insolvent, enters into receivership or any similar or equivalent event occurs. The Society or those acting on its behalf may sell its assets or parts of it to a third party or parties. In such circumstances, the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK or those acting on the Society’s behalf may transfer your personal information to these third parties.

(vii) If disclosures are required by law
If required to do so by any applicable law or other legally binding obligation with which the Society is required to comply, The Society will disclose some or all of your personal information and to the extent that it is required to do so.

Sharing of data

The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make personal information available to any third party, except for the purposes described in this privacy policy or with your prior permission.

Data security

The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK uses a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or by post can be guaranteed to be completely secure. So, while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit or post to us and you do so at your own risk. Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps and all other precautions required by law to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Links to other websites

The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK website may, from time to time, contain links to the websites of other organisations which may be of interest to you. Linked websites are responsible for their own privacy practices. This privacy policy only applies to the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK.

Consent to collection and use of personal information

By using the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK website you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this privacy policy and that you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.


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In order to improve our services, to provide you with more relevant content and to analyse how visitors use our website, the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK may use technologies, such as cookies, pixels or tracking software. Please be aware that in most cases we will not be able to identify you from the information we collect using these technologies. For more information on how we use cookies and how you can remove them, see below.

We use the following types of cookies:


These cookies are required in order to enable basic functionality around our website and the use of its features, such as access to secure areas of our website.


These cookies collect information on how you visit and interact with our website. For example, the page you visit on a regular basis. These types of cookies do not collect any user or personal information. They are only used to improve how our website works and its functionality.


These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. They enable us to personalise the content, greet you by name and remember your preferences. For example, the first time you visit our website you may choose a username which is stored in the cookie, and then provide data such as password, name, prefix, etc. - this information would all be stored on a database using your username as a key. When you revisit our website the cookie will find your username, and retrieve information from the database without it having to be re-entered.


These cookies record the pages you have visited on our website and any links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Use of Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within an EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

Managing Cookies

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies. However, you can set your browser to refuse a cookie or ask your browser to show you when a cookie has been set up. Certain services are only activated by the presence of a cookie and, if you choose to refuse cookies, particular features of our website may not be available to you.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking some cookies may have an effect on the functionality of the website and the features within it.

You can manage your cookie preferences when visiting the website for the first time from the cookie pop-up, or at any time thereafter by clicking on the cookie icon that appears in the bottom left of all website pages.

For further information, visit: To manage cookies relating to targeted advertising activities, you can visit To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can visit

Changes to this privacy policy

The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK reserves the right to remove or amend this privacy policy from time to time.

If the Society decides to replace or change it, we will post a new policy or the changes to this privacy policy on this page and we encourage you to visit this page frequently to stay informed. By visiting this page on the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK website following the posting of a new policy or changes to this privacy policy this will indicate your acceptance of the new policy or these changes, as the case may be.

Contacting us

How do I request for a copy of the personal information held by the Society?

If you would like a copy of your personal information please write to:

Company Secretary,
The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK,
c/o Pedigree Livestock Services,
Holme House,

Please state your full name and provide us with sufficient information to verify your identity.

Please also help us to respond quickly by indicating why you think we hold personal information about you and what information you think we may hold.

Sometimes there may be a reason why access will not be possible. If that is the case, you will be told why.

Correcting your details

If you would like us to correct or update your personal information held, please email:

Comments or questions about our privacy policy

If you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to report any violation of this Privacy Policy, please email: