Privacy Policy

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

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THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

a. Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

b. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

•Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, and date of birth.

•Contact Data includes email address and telephone numbers, and mailing address.

•Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, unique Cookie ID, Device ID, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access the Service.

•Profile Data includes your username and password, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses, marital status, gender, title.

Here's how they use the data that is collected:

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

a. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

•Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

•Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

•Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

•Where you have provided your consent to such use.

b. We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

c. Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Media

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

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 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.

Analytics

Who We Share Your Data With

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.

Our Contact Information

If you'd like to get in contact, please use this form to do so. Thank you.

Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data

All collected data is protected via strong passwords and two-factor authentication.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Places

If there are any data breaches, we will immediately notify you of any possible leaked information and possible steps to take.

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