We take data protection very seriously.
When you visit the Site, leave comments on the Site and when you sign up to our newsletter via the Site, we collect, use and are responsible for certain Personal Data about you.
Our use of your Personal Data is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679, as well as the Data Protection Act 2018 (“Data Protection Laws”).
If you created an account on this website, we will have collected a name, username and email address, as well as any other information or data that you may be asked to enter at the time.
We use this Personal Data to add you to the list of Site Users, to contact you via email about our service, as well as other information related to our services and/or projects and/or the Site, to customise the Site, to improve our services and the Site, to customise the Site’s content to your particular preferences.
The Site is not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect or use Personal Data relating to children.
When you leave comments on the Site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the Site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the Site.
If you leave a comment on the 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. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
Although we try to avoid it, articles on the Site potentially may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.
We run Plausible analytics on the Site. The following anonymised information is collected:
- Page URL. We track the page URL of each page view on the Site. We use this to understand which pages have been viewed and how many times a particular page has been viewed. For example: https://netribution.co.uk/privacy-policy.
- HTTP Referrer. We use the referrer string to understand the number of visitors referred to the Site from links on other sites. For example: https://www.wikipedia.org/.
- Browser. We use this to understand what browsers people use when visiting the Site. This is derived from the User-Agent HTTP header. The full User-Agent is discarded. For example: Chrome.
- Operating system. We use this to understand what operating systems people use when visiting the Site. We only use the brand of the operating system and don’t include the version number or any other details. This is derived from the User-Agent
- HTTP header. The full User-Agent is discarded. For example: GNU/Linux.
- Device type. We use this to understand what devices people use when visiting the Site. This is derived from window.innerWidth. The actual width of the browser in pixels is discarded. For example: Desktop.
- Visitor Country. We look up the visitor’s country using the IP address. We do not track anything more granular than the country of origin and the IP address of the visitor is discarded. We never store IP addresses in our database or logs. For example: Canada.
Our legal basis for processing your Personal Data
When we use your Personal Data we are required to have a legal basis for doing so. There are various different legal bases on which we may rely, depending on what Personal Data we process and why.
The legal bases we may rely on include: (i) consent: where you have given us clear consent for us to process your Personal Data for a specific purpose, such as subscription to our newsletter; (ii) legal obligation: where our use of your Personal Data is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations); (iii) legitimate interests: where our use of your Personal Data is necessary for our legitimate interests (such as the improvement of our services and/or the Site).
Who we share your data with
Third parties we work with will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement or another agreement containing a confidentiality clause before they obtain access to your Personal Data as Controller or Processor. This data sharing would only be to allow us to optimise the running of the Site and the provision and optimising of the provision of our services.
We will also share Personal Data with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.
Transfer of your information out of the UK & European Economic Area (EEA)
Our data server, https://netribution.co.uk, is located in California, USA. All Personal Data is saved on that server. This means that your Personal Data, as well as your login, antispam or comment data will be stored in the USA.
Countries outside of the EEA and the United Kingdom do not have the same data protection laws as the EEA and the United Kingdom. If you would like further information please contact us.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, or submit an article, the comment or article and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
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 subscribe to our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by contacting us through our Website and/or by contacting us through the contact details provided on the Website and/or using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails (to the extent provided). We will do this as soon as possible following your request but you acknowledge that this may take up to 10 days (a day being any day Monday to Friday that banks in the UK are open for business) to take effect. For more information on your rights in relation to marketing, see ‘Your rights’ below.
Under the Data Protection Laws you have a number of important rights, free of charge. They include, among other things, the rights to: fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your Personal Data, access to your Personal Data and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address, require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold, object at any time to processing of Personal Data concerning you for direct marketing, require the erasure of Personal Data concerning you in certain situations, object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your Personal Data, otherwise restrict our processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
For us, this means, inter alia, that if you have an account on the 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. You can also ask to be unsubscribed from our newsletter, as set out above. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, purposes.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please email, or write to us through the Website or our contact information set out on the Website and, when or if you do contact us in this respect, please let us have enough information to identify you, such as your name and your email address and let us know the information and/or Personal Data to which your request relates.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on the 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 any administrative or legal purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Additionally, we have appropriate security measures in place to prevent Personal Data from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your Personal Data to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
How to complain
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information. If you do have a query or any concern, please contact us using the details provided in the ‘how to contact us’ section below and we will do our best to resolve any query or concern you may raise.
The applicable Data Protection Laws also give you the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in a European Economic Area state or in the United Kingdom if you work, normally live or if any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred in the relevant state. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
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