The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th May 2018. To comply with this new regulation and ensure our privacy standards reflect the highest possible levels of protection for your data, we would like to share our new privacy statement with you and offer you an opportunity to unsubscribe from our services.
We hold personally identifiable information for the purposes of:
- giving you the products, information or services you have requested
- improving the quality of the products, information or services you have requested
- communicating with you about an event or conference
- complying with laws and regulations.
Who we are
Accessing online learning materials
HORN learning materials are provided on the HORN website following registration. By registering your details you agree to allow us to contact you intermittently for the reasons outlined above and to carry out routine monitoring and evaluation on the usage of training materials. This may include emails asking for participation in surveys and the collection of case studies. Your membership and access to training materials can be cancelled at any time by emailing HORN@liverpool.ac.uk
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We keep contact form submissions to provide feedback as requested by users of our website, but we do not use the information submitted to them for marketing purposes.
When 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 have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser, and when you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
By editing or publishing an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles 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.
We collect analytics data with the aid of the Google Analytics tool and the Jetpack plug. The privacy information related to the third party tools is available as below:
- Google Analytics tool: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
- Jetpack plug-in: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/
Who we share your data with
By default we do not share any personal data with anyone.
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 registering on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on 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.
Our contact information
For privacy-specific concerns please send an email to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org