The security of your data is extremely important to us and we take it very seriously. Here you will find the steps we take to ensure your data is safely handled.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://merthyrmedia.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 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.
If you contact us through our contact form you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. You are also consenting to this website storing your submitted data so that they can respond to your inquiry.
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.
Who we share your data with
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, have left comments, or opted-in to our newsletter, 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 contact us by email at email@example.com
How we protect your data
Security Of Electronic Data:
- We ensure all of our IT systems and authorised software are kept up to date.
- Our robust anti virus, anti spyware and Firewall software are also kept updated.
- We encrypt all of our data.
- All of our devices are password protected and have two-factor authentication.
- We back up our systems daily.
- All Personal data is securely transferred to an external hard drive.
Security Of Paper Copies:
- Documents are only ever printed when necessary.
- Any hard copies are stored in a locked filling cabinet, in a secure room.
- All hard copies are shredded when no longer needed.
Registered Data Controller
The Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 is a law designed to protect personal data stored on computers or in an organised paper filing system. The Data Protection Act requires every data controller who is processing personal information to register with the ICO, unless they are exempt. We are registered.
What third parties we receive data from
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you at any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Finally, We Will Never Discuss Your Business With Others.
Confidentiality is very important to us. We’ll never discuss your business or the work that you do. We will be very happy to sign a confidentiality agreement.