SophiesBlog.UK recognises that you care about the personal information that is held about you and how that is used.
By registering to SophiesBlog.UK you need to submit a chosen name and contact information, more specifically an e-mail address. No extremely personal information, such as Social Security or Credit Card numbers are stored by us. When you submit a comment, that comment stays in our database until you request removal. We also store data to confirm that our members have opted in to receive our emails and newsletters, as well as responses to their comments.
SophiesBlog.UK also stores and reads cookies to and from your computer. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our forums and general website features to recognize your browser for when you return to this web site. By using this website, you agree that both the webserver, and any trusted 3rd party we chose, such as advertising networks, may place a tracking cookie on your machine and access it at any time during your session. In general, cookies are safe and are not a security issue when being used from ‘trusted’ internet sites, such as SophiesBlog.UK. For information on how to manage cookies in your browser, please visit AboutCookies.org
Cookies are used by almost all websites, for a variety of purposes:- Analysis of visitor behaviour (known as ‘analytics’)
– To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences.
– To manage shopping carts in online stores
– To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising
SophiesBlog.UK will not sell, transmit or distribute any data held without your prior permission or consent, unless required to do so under relevant United Kingdom laws.
All other information provided by you goes into a “public profile” and is entirely optional, all information held in that profile is held there at your own risk. This info is edited via your Control Panel in the forums and via your account and profile settings.
You have a legal right for the personal information held at SophiesBlog.UK to be updated if it is incorrect or deleted if you choose. Most of this can be done through your profile page. If you are having issues with this, please contact us if you need help.
SophiesBlog.UK will take all reasonable effort to ensure that all personal information about you submitted is maintained secure on our server. However, we make no warranty to this.
Data Collection And Storage
Your personal data, such as your name and email address, are stored in a secure database until such time as you delete your information or request deletion. You may at any time ask us to provide you with any information we hold regarding your account, which we will provide to you within 30 days. All newsletter subscriptions, post and comment notifications are opt-in; this means that you must confirm that you want to receive our newsletters and notifications of new posts and/or comments to posts and forum topics. You can unsubscribe from any of these updates at any time via a link at the bottom of any email received from us. We do not share this information with anyone else, except under compulsion of law. Once your account has been deleted, it is deleted permanently unless you sign up to our website again – no record of your account or personal details remain in our database. We deem the addition of your name and email address to have a lawful basis in order for you to sign up and login to our website. You cannot post comments without being logged in, therefore your login details are necessary. Some comments can also be made by logging into your social networking accounts; please check the policies of the relevant networks you use as they will be the ones processing your information when you do this.