Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://hgnetwork.org.

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

Cookies

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.

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.

Who we share your data with

 

News Letter

We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our e-newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Social media

We use a third party providers, Facebook, Twitter and Instgram to manage our social media interactions. For more information, please see:

Facebook privacy policy. www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
Twitter privacy policy. www.
Instagram privacy policy. www.
Yikes (Mailchimp Plugin) Privacy Policy. www.
Web analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse our web traffic. For more information, please see Google’s privacy notice here www.policies.google.com/privacy/update

We also use the analytics tool included in Jetpack by Automattic. For more information please see the privacy policy.

www.jetpack.com/support/privacy/

Website

Our website is built on the WordPress content management system, please see their privacy policy.  www.wordpress.org/about/privacy/

Our cookies are collected and provided from a number of locations for more infomcation follow the links to their respective privacy policies

E-mail

Between us we use several different e-mail providers. Follow the links by each provider to see each of their privacy policies

Gmail www.policies.google.com/privacy/update

Phone Co-op www.thephone.coop/legal/privacy-policy/

Administration

We use Google sheets for Herefordshire Green Networks administration and post articles via NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster. For more information please see:

Google privacy policy www.policies.google.com/privacy/update

NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster www.

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.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements