Who we are
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.
When you contact our support team for assistance with regards to any information on the Site we may also record all the information you provide to us.
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.
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.
HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED
a. Your personal information is used by the Site to:
i. Deliver Marketing Communications – to keep you up to date with new information, announcements, relevant updates and other events deemed to be of value to you. You will receive any such information through email and other forms of electronic communications only if you have opted to receive any such information prior to signing up, or through modifying your settings in your User Account to allow for receipt of such information. You may choose at any time to opt out of receiving communication by accessing your User Account and modifying the settings or by following the relevant unsubscribe link.
ii. When you enter any competitions, giveaways or sweepstakes offered by the Site we will use your personal information to administer such programs.
b. We will also use your personal information to verify your account information should the need to verify such information arises.
CATEGORIES OF DATA HELD ABOUT YOU
The personal data collected and processed on you can be grouped into the following categories:
• Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth, gender, employment status and occupation.
• Contact Data includes residential address, email address and telephone numbers.
• Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, 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 this website.
• Profile Data includes your username and password (encrypted), login and logout times.
• Usage Data includes information about how you use the Site.
• Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
5. LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA
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.
|Purpose/Activity||Category of data||Lawful basis for processingincluding basis of legitimate interest|
|To register you as a new user||(a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Profile Data||a. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated)|
|To send you promotional information and newsletters||(a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Profile (d) Usage (e)Marketing and Communications||a. Consent (if we contact you by means of direct marketing.|
|To administer and protect our business and the Site (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||Technical||(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)|
|To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you||(a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Profile (d) Usage (e)Marketing and Communications (f) Technical||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of users, to keep our Site updated and relevant and to develop our business)|
|To use data analytics to improve our website, products, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||(a) Technical (b) Usage||a. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to grow our business) if suggestions are delivered via the Site. b. Consent (if we contact you by means of direct marketing).|
|To make suggestions and recommendations to you about products that may be of interest to you||(a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Technical (d) Usage (e) Profile (f)Marketing and Communications Data||a. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to grow our business) if suggestions are delivered via the Site. b. Consent (if we contact you by means of direct marketing).|