Data Collected via Cookies and Third Party Identifiers
We collect data about our site usage as described below. We do not collect or store any data about visitors to our site other than for the specific purposes of improving visitors’ experience of the site and making it more effective.
We do not share any visitor data (nor any customer data however that customer interacts with us) with any third party other than as described below. We do not share or sell any such data with or to any third party in pursuance of their marketing of their own products or services.
We use Google Analytics and other analytics packages to analyse the use of our site. We do not share any data we collect with any third parties for the purposes of marketing their own products. Any data collected is used to identify how website visitors come to the site and their behaviour on the site. All data captured in this way is anonymous.
We use Google Analytics and other analytic packages to analyse the use of our site. We (via Google) collect:
- demographic data
- visits, clicks and conversion statistics
- remarketing features
If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics’ tracking please follow this link
You can manage the data that Google uses to determine ads presented to you by Google searches here
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.
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.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Deletion of Data
Should you decide, for any reason, at any time, that you wish us to delete any data we hold about your from our records, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us this is the case.