Cookies and Privacy

Introduction

This policy covers the data collected by this site, how it is used, how it is protected, and the users’ ability to control the collection and use of their personal data.

What Information Is Collected

This site collects anonymous information about the visitors to the website for analytics purposes, and personal information from those users who complete the contact form.

The information collected from visitors to the website is anonymous and is used for tracking purposes to determine, for example, the number of pages visited in the session, the length of time spent on each page, and the frequency of visits to the website.

Once a visitor completes the contact form or contacts us by email, any data coming from that exchange will be recorded and kept in our database.

The collected information can include your name, address and contact details.

How the Collected Information Is Used

The information collected anonymously for the purposes of Google Analytics  is used to generate reports to make the site more user friendly and to determine which types of content are most appealing for the users.

Sharing Your Information

I will not sell your information, trade it with any other company, or use it for any other purpose other than to communicate to you.

How Long Will Your Data Be Kept?

Your  personal information will be kept  for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, and will be kept in the database unless you request otherwise.

Can You Make a Request For the Data?

If you would like to know what information is held about you, you can make a request to steve@onegreenhill.co.uk to have the information shared with you.

Cookies

In May 2011, the UK Government passed new legislation is regards to the use of Cookies. The following section explains what cookies are, which ones are collected by this site and how they are used.

How We Collect Information

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are commonly used in order to make websites work by tracking goods that you have placed in a basket, or work more efficiently by remembering your login details, as well as to provide information about the sites usage to the owners of the site.

Types of Cookies

There are three types of cookies dropped and collected by websites. With some exceptions (i.e. websites that fundamentally require cookies in order for website functionality) from 26th May 2012, all cookies must be consented to by a site’s users.

WordPress websites also collect cookies for commentators. As the SiteVisibility website is built using WordPress, these cookies apply to users.

When visitors comment on the blog, they will have cookies stored on their computer. This is purely for convenience, so that the visitor will not be required to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment in the future.

Three cookies are set for commenters:

comment_author

comment_author_email

comment_author_url

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little less than one year from the time they’re set.

Users of the site who wish to share SiteVisibility’s content socially using Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ (the platforms which are currently enabled on the website to allow this function) may have cookies stored on their computers from these third party websites.

Cookies are collected from third party sites so that you can be logged in to your account on their site and share our content simply and easily.

For more information on the cookie policies of these third party sites, please visit their websites. You will be able to control the way cookies are used when you are signed into your accounts on these sites through the privacy settings they have made available to you.

Facebook Privacy Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/other)

Twitter Privacy Policy (https://twitter.com/privacy)

Google+ Privacy Policy (http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/)

Prohibiting the Collection of Cookies
If you would like to prevent this site from collecting cookies, please update your privacy settings in your browser. You can control the kinds of cookies you accept there.

http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/manage-data/

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/

http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/default.mspx

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