At skillatarms.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us.
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.
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.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
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 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.
We use Google Analytics to track visitors on this site however, this is done so anonymously.
As previously mentioned, the data we collect will be processed anonymously and “Data sharing” is disabled.
We don’t use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies.
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.
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.
If you would like to make a request, click here to email us. or submit a request using our Contact Us form by clicking here.
Where we send your data…
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
When you subscribe to our newsletter or complete any of our “offer”/opt in forms, we collect your name (only when provided) and your email address so that we can correspond with you.
If you create and account, your personal data will be stored in the website’s database.
However, if you submit an “offer/opt in form without setting up an account the information provided will only be stored in MailChimp, the application we use to send our newsletters and campaigns.
We use MailChimp for our newsletter and campaigns.
MailChimp is one of the best marketing automation platforms and is GDPR compliant.
They have a campaign builder that makes it easy to create email templates.
In MailChimp we only store your email address and if/when provided, your name.
If you no longer wish to receive such information from us and would like your personal contact details deleted from our records, you can unsubscribe by clicking “unsubscribe” in the emails we send you.
How we protect your data…
We use a secure HTTPS connection and hold a current SSL (Security) certificate. We also ensure that all security updates are completed as and when required.
What data breach procedures we have in place…
If a security breach does occur, you will be notified by email.
You can be assured that we will take all reasonable steps to ensure we locate and identify those responsible and inform the appropriate authorities.