Privacy Statement

 

Privacy Statement

 

 

About This Website:

 

Warwick’s World is a personal website and blog owned by Warwick Conway.  My intention is to provide a resource of informative content where visitors may browse without the intrusion of unsolicited contact by spam, pop-up advertising or any other means generated by this website.  This website is NOT currently sponsored by means of advertising or by any 3rd party, commercial or otherwise.  This privacy statement applies only to the “Warwick’s World” website which has the website address http://blog.warwickconway.com/.

As with all websites and in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act, information about your visit is automatically logged at the server by the site’s hosting agent.  This information may include your IP (internet) address, your location (country, region and city) if available, the date and time of your visit, the browser or other agent used to view the page, your platform or operating system (eg. Android, Windows etc.), the search engine and search terms used, the pages you visit and number of times that you visit.

This information is retained by the hosting agent for any applicable, statutory period and possibly indefinitely.  I am able to view the server log in the form of statistical tables that provide valuable feedback regarding the popularity of individual posts, pages and the website as a whole.  The information also assists me in checking the functionality of the site across various platforms.  However, this website does NOT receive, collect or retain any information by this means that personally identifies you as an individual.

 

Embedded Content and Hyperlinks:

 

Articles on this site may include embedded content or media (e.g. videos, images, music, articles etc.) from other websites and hyperlinks (or simply, links) to other websites.  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  By following a link you are visiting the other site. In both cases you are then subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policy of that website.

These other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.  This website requires that you actively choose (with a mouse click, touch or other means) to view embedded content or follow a link to another site.

 

Subscribing to this Site:

 

If you choose to subscribe to this site, you provide a name and email address.  The name is optional and used solely in personalising emails by inserting ‘Hi yourname’ at the top of the message.  Your email address is used solely in delivering email messages to your inbox.  This information is not shared with any other party nor is it retained beyond the period for which you are subscribed.  By subscribing you receive brief email messages to inform you whenever a new article is posted to the site or when a major site update occurs.  There is a working link at the foot of each email that allows you to unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time whereupon your name and email address are deleted.

 

Email Contact Form:

 

Visitors who contact this website by e-mail using the Contact Form may receive a single brief acknowledgement by reply or else a response to a specific query.  There are no automatically generated email replies. The visitor’s name, email address and query are NOT shared with any other party or used for any other purpose whatsoever.  The information is only used as a means of responding to the query and is NOT retained thereafter.  Should a visitor want to continue the dialogue, I then provide my contact details so that this can take place by other means that do not involve this website.

 

Please Note:

 

This “Warwick’s World” website is powered by WordPress.  I believe this improves the user experience across a variety of platforms and provides additional functionality.  However, some WordPress features involve the collection and retention of visitor data.  This is not within my control and in using this site, the visitor is subject to the WordPress Privacy Policy which can be viewed here.

 

Because this site is powered by WordPress, the following also apply:

 

Cookies:

 

WordPress.org uses cookies for a number of different purposes.  Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users.  Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the ‘like’ or ‘follow’ button on a post, for example).   The WordPress.org Cookie Policy can be viewed here.

You do not need to be a registered WordPress user to visit this site.  If you are a registered user and log in to WordPress (in order to access your account or post comments for example), WordPress will set cookies that are essential for WordPress.org to perform basic functions such as allowing registered users to authenticate and perform account related tasks.  WordPress may also set cookies to save a visitors preferences when viewing pages (such as language).

Visitors may choose to use this site to interact with 3rd party sites.  For example, the visitor may use sharing buttons to share content in Facebook and Twitter or view embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo.  In these cases, the 3rd party sites will set cookies to track your online activity. However, cookies have been disabled for video content that I have uploaded to my own YouTube channel. Cookies should not therefore be set when you watch embedded YouTube videos that I have created and uploaded.

All visitors to the “Warwick’s World” site are likely to receive at least two cookies.  Firstly, a ‘warwickconway.com’ cookie to save your WordPress settings.  Secondly, a ‘sharethis.com’ cookie.  The latter is set by the WordPress plugin that enables posts and pages to be shared on social networks.  It is a tracking cookie that collects information about the pages you visit and can be used to provide targeted advertising on other sites published using sharethis.com applications.  It does not save personally identifiable data.  See the sharethis.com Privacy Notice here.

Your browser settings may allow the blocking of cookies.  If you decide to block all cookies, you will still be able to view the pages and posts on this website.  But you will then be asked to consent to cookies if you try to share content on  to social media or interact with other sites.

 

Comments:

 

Commenting is not normally allowed at the “Warwick’s World” site but may be enabled for certain posts should circumstances arise where feedback is deemed desirable or necessary.  When visitors leave comments on the site, WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.  The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely unless you permanently delete it using the actions available at the top of the expanded comment.

 

For further information about privacy at this site, please use the Contact Form.