What data do we collect, and why?
Our website is built upon the WordPress content management system, by default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors. Below are some of the instances in which personal data might be collected when using our site.
Our website includes several contact forms that require personal information such as your name and email to be entered. By submitting a form you consent for us to record your personal information, and use it to personalise our future correspondence with you.
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.
Webpages on this site may include embedded content (YouTube videos, Google Maps, MailChimp forms etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you were visiting the other website itself.
Like millions of other websites we use Google Analytics to collect data about our visitors, including by not exclusively:
- What website you came from to get here.
- Which pages you visit on our site, and how long you view them.
- What kind of device, operating system and web browser you’re using.
- An anonymised IP address of the device you are using to access the internet.
For more information on how Google collects and processes data please visit: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
The data collected helps us understand the browsing habits of our visitors, which allows us to make informed decisions about the content and design of our website. All of our activity complies with the Google Analytics Terms of Service.
How do we protect your data?
We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt personal information (such as your email address and geolocation) before it travels over the internet. This means no one read or modify any information transferred between our website and third party servers.
How long do we retain your data?
All contact form submissions are stored in our database indefinitely.
For users that register an account on our website, we 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 this information.
The aggregated data collected by Google Analytics is retained indefinitely. This allows us to compare visitor browsing habits over the largest timescale possible, increasing the usefulness of the data.
What rights do you have over your data?
All contact form submissions are stored in our database. You can request an exported file of all the contact form submissions relating to you. You can also request that we erase all contact form submissions we hold relating to you.
If you have an account on this site 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.
Our implementation of Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifiable information, meaning we are unable to match the aggregated data to an individual visitor. Therefore it is impossible for us to provide a copy of the data we hold about you.