Who we are

Our website address is: http://sensiblechoice.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

If you use a contact form to send us a message we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Live Chat

If you use live chat to send us a message we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address 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 visit our login page, 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.

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.

If you edit or publish 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Google Analytics collects data and cookies in order to measure the performance of the website. This information may also be used to show you personalised and targeted ads. You can control what information Google uses to show you ads by visiting your ad settings. Google doesn’t share information that personally identifies you with advertisers, such as your name or email address, unless you ask them to. You can view Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/ .

To undertake analysis of how our site is used, we use Google Analytics to see statistics in relation to our website use, for the following purposes: To know how many visitors per day visit site, to know how much traffic we are sending outbound, to know which items on our site are being downloaded (e.g. PDFs), to identify items not found i.e. 404s so that we can fix them, to identify the types of operating systems being used and browsers so we can design our site accordingly, to identify the time of day when our site is most used in case we want to do syncs and repairs (that result in our site being down temporarily), to identify the percentage of the traffic according to different metrics and demographics, and to identify how our site is performing overall.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third-parties. We do not sell, rent or lease personal data.

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 that register on our website (if any), 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.

How we protect your data

We design and administer our web services to limit the amount of data collected. We endeavour to protect users and their data when we process data collected. Personal data shall be subject to additional safeguards to ensure this data is processed securely. We work hard to ensure data is encrypted when in transit and storage, and access to this data will be strictly limited to a minimum number of individuals and subject to confidentiality commitments.