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Telephone: 0118 979 2811
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules that provide data subjects with more control over their personal data. GDPR defines a data subject as anyone within the borders of the EU & UK at the time of processing their personal data and so it is applicable to any business anywhere in the world that interacts with people within the EU & UK. Even if you are a small company in a non-EU country the rules still apply because EU citizens may visit your website. GDPR includes regulations on how EU data can be exported outside of the EU. It is changing the way organizations approach data privacy and the handling of personal information.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it – Privacy Statement
If you fill out a contact form on this website, that submitted information is emailed to us. At no point will we ever sell that information to third parties, and it will only be passed on to a third party with your express consent. For example, if you are filling out a contact form to approach a business who is advertising on our website such as in the Business Directory – we would pass that email on. Likewise, if you have commented on an article, asking someone to get in touch then we would pass that on also.
We use analytics programs on this website. This is done so that we can establish how many people are viewing our website, how they found us, and which country they are in. This information may also include the IP addresses of visitors in order for us to protect the website against hacker attacks. This information is never sold to third parties. Totals may be used in discussion with potential advertisers on this website, but your personal data is NEVER passed on to those.
Who else we may share your data with
For security and tracking we share your data anonymously with the following two providers. This is normal behaviour for websites. Please click to view their privacy policies:
How long we hold your data for
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. If you email us, that email is stored indefinitely
For users that register on our website (for example our Authors), 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
How Google uses data