Privacy Policy

The W. S. Foster & Son Privacy Policy sets out Foster & Son’s practices and policies concerning the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information concerning you that might be provided via the website. By accessing our website, you agree to Foster & Son collecting, using and disclosing information provided by you under the conditions of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by that Policy as currently posted, you are welcome to use our site provided that you do not divulge any personal information to us.

Who we are

W. S Foster & Son is a trading name of W. S. Foster Ltd. Our website address is:

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 anonymized 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.

Contact forms

You are invited to provide email and other contact details on our web-site so that we can keep you informed of our products, travel schedules, special offers, etc. If you want us to erase any such data, please send an email at or telephone us at (44) 207 930 5385 requesting us to erase that information from our customer database.


Foster & Son reserve the right to use cookies or similar systems on the and websites, for example for the purposes of improving site navigation, personalization, and also for the collection of data such as IP addresses, browsers and other systems used, and to record web pages visited, improve security and compile web usage statistics. If you do not want Foster & Son to collect such data you may configure your browser to decline cookies from our site. Deactivation of cookies may reduce your ability to navigate freely around our site and will also disable our online services to you. 

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.

Where we send your data

Information provided over our web-site is stored in a secure server in London. If you do not wish us to store your data, then once your purchase has been completed to your satisfaction you may send us an email at requesting us to erase your personally identifiable information from our customer database.


Who we share your data with

Information you have provided may be passed on by Foster & Son to third parties supplying services on or to the website. Foster & Son may also pass details you have provided if, in good faith, it considers such disclosure to be necessary in order to comply with current legislation, or to carry out a writ of summons or any other legal procedure. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. In the event that the assets of Foster & Son were to be acquired by another legal entity, then the list of customers from the website may be included among the assets transferred to the new owner..

Your data is never shared with anyone else for commercial gain.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.