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Privacy Policy

At Whodoido, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us.  This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by Whodoido [https://www.whodoido.com.] and governs the privacy of those who use it.  The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations.  We assume that you accept how Whodoido operates by your continued use of our website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect personal information from you, for example name and/or email address.  This includes the details that you voluntarily submit to our website through our contact form, comments form, subscribing to receive details of new posts and any newsletters we send out.

We collect the personal data for the following purposes:

  • To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how visitors interact with our website, which helps us improve our website and make them easier to use;
  • To further develop and improve our website–for example by adding new features that we think our visitors will enjoy and to manage our website more efficiently;
  • To monitor and prevent any problems with our website;
  • To measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and better understand visitor retention;
  • To respond to any enquiries and comments;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity;

We do not share your personal information with any third parties outside our organisation.

Comments

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.

We use an anti-spam plugin to check our comments and contact form submissions against the global database of spam to prevent our site from publishing any malicious content.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may also be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/ .  After approval of your comment, your Gravatar is visible to the public in the context of your comment. If you do not have your own personal Gravatar we post our own customised Avatar in its place that uses no personal details.

Please view our comment policy here: https://www.whodoido.com/policies/comment-policy/

Contact forms

We use a contact form plugin to create our contact form.  The name, email and location are captured on the contact form.  If we do not respond to your query on the contact form, the information is permanently deleted from our hard drives.  Personal data from the contact form is kept for as long as we are in contact with you and then deleted.  The information submitted through our contact form is not used for marketing purposes or passed on to any third parties outside our organisation.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience and some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device/computer.  Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods which can start from as little as one day only, where others may last indefinitely.  Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

We use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information of which pages the user accesses or visits, to customise web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

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 wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options.  Disabling cookies may affect the usability of our website.  More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at your browsers’ respective website.

Log Files

Like many other Websites, Whodoido makes use of log files to track statistics.  The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information.  ( IP ) addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Subscriptions & Newsletters

We do not use a third party marketing platform but instead use our own email client which creates the following tables in our database:

  • email lists:  This has all our subscribers information
  • notifications:  This has all the post notifications that we create to send new blog notifications
  • sent details:  This is a log which has information about post notifications and any newsletter emails that we have sent
  • delivery reports:  This is a detailed log which has information about post notification and any newsletter emails that we have sent

Additionally any custom post templates we create (for newsletter or post notifications) are stored in our WordPress Post & Postmeta table.

We can assure you that this data will not be misused, passed or sold on to any third parties outside our organisation. 

Who we share your data with

Our website uses the following third party service provider:

Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.  Google Analytics captures your IP address but no other personal information is captured.   Please refer to Google’s privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ .

We do not sell our visitors’ private personal information.

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.

Contact form entries are kept for six months and analytics records are kept for a year.  Personal data submitted through the contact form can be requested to be removed by contacting the website.

What rights you have over your data

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows:

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

If you 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.

How we protect your data

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information.

We work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorised access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our website for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Our website is regularly scanned for security and malware attacks using various plugins in order to keep the site safe.  Access to personal information is limited to the site owners only and all information is kept via secured networks and through encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

What third parties we receive data from

Our website may contain affiliate links on some pages.

Whodoido is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.  An affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.co.uk.

Whodoido is also a participant in the Booking.com Affiliate Program and Awin. 

Clicking on any affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device.  You can read more about cookies on this website above.  Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie.  In most cases we earn a very small commission from the affiliate partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any affiliate links found throughout the website.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs, websites or media used without our permission.

By using this website, you hereby consent to this privacy policy and are therefore in agreement with its terms and conditions.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us directly here: https://www.whodoido.com/contact/

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. Last Updated: 23rd May 2018.

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