Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Mwnci Data Services Ltd, registered in England & Wales. Our website address is: https://mwnci.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 anonymized 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 choose to submit your personal details to us on our Hear From Us page, this information will be stored and managed using the third-party Mailchimp platform. You should not submit any sensitive personal information.

Users of the site are reminded that not all fields in the Hear From Us section are required and that they should only submit the information which they are comfortable sharing.

You can learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.

Cookies

Mwnci uses a single tracking cookie to monitor all user activity on the website for the purposes of improving the services and information we provide you with. This information is not shared with any third parties. If you wish to opt-out of being tracked in this manner, our analytics system respects the use of your browser’s Do Not Track functionality. Click here for guidance on how to enable this functionality.

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 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.

Who we share your data with

Where reasonably possible, we do not share your data with any third parties.

Your data is held on servers hosted by Krystal and, where you sign up for our paid services, DigitalOcean.

If you choose to submit your personal details to us on our Hear From Us page, this information will be stored and managed using the third-party Mailchimp platform. See the Contact Forms section for further guidance.

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.

Information stored in the Mailchimp system can be managed by clicking one of the links at the bottom of any emails which we have sent to you. We will retain the contact information submitted to the Hear From Us page until you request that we amend or remove it.

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

If you have any questions about the contents of this document or you would like us to remove or amend your data, please email us at compliance@mwnci.uk.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We are bound to meet all UK regulatory requirements in this area. We will therefore notify the ICO and, where possible, any affected customers about a breach of personal data within 72 hours of becoming aware of the fact.