WHO WE ARE
Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information including the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By visiting this website and proceeding, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
Should you choose to add a comment to any Journal posts, where comments are activated the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and browser (to help spam detection) and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective news & events post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Your comment and its associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either 1.) remove the comment or 2.) remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and its associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 18 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this 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.
Book Guides – ‘Buy At AbeBooks’ Cookie
Via our ‘Books Guide’ pages, books can be purchased by our affiliated partner ‘AbeBooks’. Clicking on the ‘Buy At AbeBooks’ link adds a cookie, whereby any purchases can be traced as originating on the Evalu18 site.
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.
We use Google Analytics as a third party to monitor our overall site traffic and user activity in order to improve the site. When you visit our website, we may automatically collect the following information:
- technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
- information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); items you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call us.
Google offers an opt-out browser add-on should any of our users wish to use this.
Connecting to third-party services including social networks
Our site contains links to third-party apps, services, tools and websites that are not affiliated with, controlled or managed by us (including Instagram and Twitter) and these services and links may also include social networking features (such as “Share” buttons, and other interactive mini-programs).
You should review the privacy statements or policies applicable to the third-party services you connect to, use or access as the privacy practices of these third-parties will be governed by their own privacy statements. If you do not want your personal information shared with your social media account provider or other users of the social media service, please do not connect your social media account with your account for the services we provide and do not participate in social sharing.
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to and held by MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third-party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by emailing us. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 18 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us. Please ‘unsubscribe’ if you no longer wish to receive these emails.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
As mentioned above, we may share your personal information with selected third-parties including analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
These third-parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation and include currently:
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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. Please email us should you have concerns.
WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you subscribe to our newsletter, data is collected and stored by MailChimp (additional details above).
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
WHAT DATA BREACH PROCEDURES WE HAVE IN PLACE
We will report any unlawful data breach from this website or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.