WHO WE ARE
Any information you may be required to provide to us will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
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 visit our login page, 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.
This Site is affiliated with Google Adsense (“Google Adsense”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
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.
We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided. We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons. We will not share your email address with any third parties. If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), we do not wish to receive your email address and will delete it you have provided it inadvertently.
Personal data, and information such as your preferred means of communication and information about services that you request or provide may be collected when you voluntarily provide this information to us.
In some cases, it will be mandatory for you to provide this information in order for us to meaningfully be able to respond to your query or provide the information or service that you have requested. For example if you are a competition winner we would need your postal address.
(i) Security of your personal data:
We take the security of your personal data very seriously. We have implemented various strategies, controls and measures to keep your data secure and we keep these measures under close review in line with legal and technological developments.
(ii) Retention of your personal data:
In broad terms, we will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in this privacy notice. For competitions, only the successful competition entrant will be contacted, and all entry data will be deleted immediately after the successful entrant has confirmed the win.
CONTROLLING YOUR INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
Applicable data protection laws give you a number of rights in relation to your personal data and our use of it. You have the right:
(A) to ask us not to use your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
(B) to ask to see what personal data we hold about you and to find out about the way that we process your personal data (and in some circumstances, you can ask us to provide a copy to a third party);
(C) to ask us to correct or update any personal data which is inaccurate;
(D) to ask for personal data to be deleted in some (but not all) circumstances where there is no good reason for us to continue to use it;
(E) to ask us to temporarily stop using your personal data if you don’t believe that we have a right to use it, or to stop us from using your personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue to use it; and
If you would like to exercise any of the rights listed above, or if you have any queries or concerns about the way that we use your personal data (or any questions about this privacy notice), you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 YOUR DATA IS SENT
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
CHANGES TO PRIVACY NOTICE
Any changes we may make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page.