Terms of Service (“Terms”) & GDPR

Terms of Service

Last updated: April 7th, 2018

Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") carefully before using the https://www.daveiw.co.uk website (the "Service") operated by Dave Richardson ("me", "I", or "My").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you must stop accessing this Service. This Terms of Service was created with (TermsFeed)

Accounts

When you create an account with me, you must provide me information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on My Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with My Service or a third-party service.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third-party. You must notify me immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You must only create an account for yourself for your personal use, and not for the use of anyone else or organisation, however, anyone one in that organisation may create an account for their personal use.

The use of temporary (disposable/anonymous) email addresses that lead to bounced emails, will see those accounts deleted.

Any content obtained from the use of this site or account may not be disseminated for the purpose or intent of negative impact of this site or Dave Richardson; Any action of such kind will be seen and treated as deformation in accordance with UK Law, and action taken accordingly.

 

Links To Other Web Sites / Loss or Damage

This service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by this website [daveiw.co.uk] or Dave Richardson.

Dave Richardson and this website [daveiw.co.uk has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that this website [daveiw.co.uk] and Dave Richardson shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content either from this website [daveiw.co.uk] or a 3rd party, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

I strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.

Termination

I may terminate or suspend access to My Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of United Kingdom, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

My failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between me and you regarding my Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements that might have with me regarding the Service.

Changes

I reserve the right, at My sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material I will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at My sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use My Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

Contact me

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact me.

Notice:

This section clarifies what information is obtained from your use of this site, how it is used, its retension period and how it can be removed.

This sites GDPR policy

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation aimed at protecting all data regarding EU citizens.

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

 

The basis of this site:

As a blog and a forum for members to post comments, it is deemed essential and forms the basis of this site, to collect and publicly display certain aspects of data collected, such as username, comment text, attachments (including pictures) and any links included; this data will be in the public domain.

Data this site collects:

The site collects the minimum amount of information that is necessary to operate this service and provide information for statistics on how its users use this service, as well as information required to secure the service and provide information to law enforcement agencies if required to do so. There are non-mandatory fields within this service that this site will collect only if the user enters the data and is considered "optional".

Through Browsing:
  • Your IP address
  • Your browser agent
  • The pages visited
  • Your previous site/pages
  • Search queries

Whilst you browse this website, it will collect data about your browsing session. This data is anonymous; it cannot be used it to relate your browsing session to you personally. The kind of data it collects includes the pages that you visit, the number of times that you visit them, your operating system, your screen resolution, the version of your web browser and the country you’re visiting from.

Use of Cookies:

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website, such as storing display preferences. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device. This complies with legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer/device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer's hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Google Analytics:

The site uses a tool called Google Analytics to collect statistical data. All of the data is stored securely on Google’s servers. In order to track your browsing across sessions, Google analytics will place a ‘cookie’ on your machine (a small text file that websites use to track and remember information across several browsing sessions). You can tell your web browser not to accept cookies if you don’t want this site to do this (refer to your web browser’s help file for more information). For further details on Google Analytics and the Google Analytics privacy policy, please visit the Google Analytics web site.

Through Membership:

In addition to the above; the following information is also collected:

  • Your email address
  • Your username <for this site>
  • Your First name (if given)
  • Your Lastname (if given)
  • Your profile picture (if uploaded)
  • Your own website or a nominated website (if given)
  • Your AIM (if given)
  • Your Yahoo IM (if given)
  • Your Jabba or Google Talk username (if given)
  • Your biographical information (if given)
  • Your password for this site
  • Your movement and activity on this site
Through participation:

In addition to the above; the following information is also collected:

  • Comment Text
  • Attachments (including pictures)
  • links

 

How this data is used:

The data collected helps to:

  • Manage your account on this site
  • Track usage for auditing and security
  • Plan for future site developments
  • Identify and better promote most popular content, and likewise, the less popular content
  • Gauge the success of marketing campaigns
  • Identify periods of heavy site usage, to help forecast when is best to perform maintenance work
  • To email you notifications regarding new or updates posts, comments, pages, newsletters and service status

The "Through participation" data is used to:

  • Form the basis of this site for sharing information through comments, pages and posts.

This website uses any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products/services it offers or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have regarding the site's content.

Cancelling your account:

If this site no longer fits your needs, you can cancel your account by:

  1. Logging in to this website
  2. Going to Accounts
  3. Under "My Memberships" and "Level" clicking "Cancel"
  4. Confirm your cancellation
  5. Your account will be internally marked for deletion

By cancelling your account:

  • Your account and Membership will be cancelled and deleted from the site's database no later than 14 days (but could be deleted within 24 hours), but backups will remain in place in accordance with the sites retention policy (see below)
  • Access to the website's membership required content will be removed
  • No refunds on unused or partially used membership payment cycles
  • Any of your posts and comments will be attributed to "Anon"; However, the IP address used to post those items will remain in place for legal requirements

Until your account is deleted you may still receive service messages regarding your account or subscriptions and notifications you have signed up for.

Data retention:

Database & Server Backups:

Information is stored in the site's database and retained as follows as part of the site owners Data Recovery Plan:

  • Site Internal backups are taken every day and retained for 7 days (Automated process)
  • Server backups are taken every day and retained for 1 month (Automated process)

Backups are tested regularly, any restored data is removed immediately after successful confirmation.

Google Analytics:

Starting May 25, 2018, user and event data will be retained for 26 Months; Google Analytics will automatically delete user and event data that is older than this retention period. Note that these settings will not affect reports based on aggregated data. The site owner has set this retention period for this data so that two years can be compared, to spot trends and content functionality and usefulness to its users.

Further Privacy Information

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text/ banner/image links to other websites, similar to; Folded Book Art or Cottages in Pembrokeshire.)

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. If it is brought to the attention of the site owners regarding a concern about the destination of a link, the link will be investigated and removed where appropriate.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through the site's advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers’ website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may, in turn, be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should, therefore, note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

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