Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://quietlysaving.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.  Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service (Akismet, whose privacy policy is available here).

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.

Contact forms

When visitors use the contact form, we collect the data so that we may respond via email.

SUBSCRIBE

When visitors subscribe to the website and opt in, data is collected to enable the subscription to take place.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may have the option to 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.

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 (including adverts from Google Adsense) 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.

Clicks on links to third party companies on this website may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction for affiliate marketing purposes.

This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by this website and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties or advertisers.

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.

Analytics

Google Adsense may serve cookies and web beacons through this website to serve targeted ads to visitors. This website may collect statistics, for example, number of comments posted, number of website referrals, which may be shared publicly on this website but no personally-identifying information shall be shared.

Who we share your data with

All data collected by this website is treated as strictly confidential.

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.

If you subscribe to our website, your email address is retained indefinitely, until you opt to unsubscribe, whereupon it is deleted immediately.

If you use the contact form, your email address is retained indefinitely, until you request for it to be deleted from our inbox.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Additional information

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, this website may change its Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.