Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.charityandbiscuits.com.
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 fill in one of our contact forms we will store your data on the website for approximately one month. This is to ensure that we see and respond to all the enquiries that come in. Your personal details are only used for the purposes of contacting you. They are not used for any other marketing purposes.
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 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.
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.
We use the popular Google Analytics software to track how many people use the site, which content is the most engaging, and other statistics. The data is all anonymous.
We do not use any advertising or tracking system on this website. Data is not collected for example in order to target advertising at you when you have left the site and are on other websites.
Who we share your data with
Your data is not shared with anyone else. If you subscribe to our email newsletter then your name and email address will be collected by Mailchimp as that’s the platform we use to send our newsletters.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.
Your contact information
For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, our Data Protection Officer is Ben Blankley ben[at]charityandbiscuits.com.
How we protect your data
This website collects a minimum amount of data about our visitors. Our website is secured by best practices in terms of keeping the software up to date and limiting the access to it. All backups of the site are kept on an encrypted disk or kept in a secure off-site location.