Who we are
We may amend this policy from time to time by updating this page. Therefore, we suggest you check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of and are happy with any amendments. This page was last amended on 19/10/2018 08:48 GMT
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.
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.
Information submitted through a contact form will be electronically delivered to us via email, for the purposes of reading and responding to enquiries. This information will include name, email address and any other information you submitted via the form. We do not use information submitted for marketing purposes without your prior consent.
We place necessary cookies on your browser when you visit the website to enhance performance and send you to the quickest server. This cookie lasts for the session and is deleted when you close your browser.
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.
If you choose to subscribe to web notifications, a cookie will be placed on your browser to remember your option. If you decide to not receive notifications, this cookie will last 1 week. If you accept, the cookie will last indefinitely, until you remove it from your browser.
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.
Sharing your data
We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name, address or email address.
However, we share your data with the following categories of companies as an essential part of being able to provide our services to you, as set out in this statement:
- Professional service providers, such as advertising partners and website hosts, who help us run our business
- Companies approved by you, such as social media sites (if you choose to link your accounts to us).
We may provide third parties with aggregated but anonymised information and analytics about our readers and, before we do so, we will make sure that it does not identify you.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment or submit an enquiry through a contact form, this submission and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue as well as respond to enquiries appropriately.
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.
Analytics data will be kept for 26 months to compare results year on year. The data is automatically purge after this time.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We always want to hear from you if you have any questions or feel we have made a mistake regarding your privacy.
If you have any feedback or questions about this notice, would like us to stop using or storing your data or want to exercise any of your rights as set out above, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.