This privacy statement explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data and how we will keep it safe.
We respect your privacy and will never share your personal information with any third party, other company or individual unless it is part of our service or we are required to by the Law. This is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
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.
When is your data collected?
- When you visit our website and use our Donate or Sponsorship links to pay using Paypal.
- When you buy a product from our website.
- When you contact us via our contact page form.
- When you engage with us on social media.
- When you contact us by any means with queries, complaints etc.
What data do we collect?
- Details of your visits to our website and which site you came from to ours.
- Your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels, to help us respond to your comments, questions or feedback.
- The information from Paypal confirming your payment for donation or sponsorship.
- The information from Paypal confirming your payment for a product and delivery information.
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.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages, which we use to keep track of what you have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site.
You can turn off cookies and still use our site but you may have trouble buying anything.
Cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.
We’re giving you this information to both comply with legislation and make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.
Embedded content from other websites
Resources 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.
Links to other websites
We use Google analytics to collect information on visitors to our website. You can read more about how Google collects this data and how it protects your privacy here.
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 who buy something via Paypal, we keep the payment and delivery information to comply with our accounting and statutory duties. This information is kept securely in Paypal and in hard copy. It is only shared with our accountants.
What rights you have over your data
If you have bought something from 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. When you click on a Paypal button, you are paying through our secure merchant account with Paypal.
What third parties we receive data from
If you buy a product, make a donation or sponsor us we will receive communications from Paypal to confirm payment.