Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://databubble.info.

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 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: 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

Cookies

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.

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.

Analytics

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, 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.
This Privacy Policy sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks by Data Bubble Consultancy Limited. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices, please contact our Data Controller, Steve Clayton, at steve@databubble.info. Please note that all data thus captured will be used and held in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”), the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”) and the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”).

Information collected
We collect information from visitors to this website through the use of online forms/email hyperlinks and every time you email us your details. That data is stored securely and reviewed at least once a year to determine whether or not its storage remains appropriate. If deemed no longer appropriate, such information is deleted or destroyed in a secure manner.

We also collect information about the transactions you undertake through this site, including details of payment cards used. However, we never store card details and once a payment has been processed, the card details are immediately and securely destroyed.

We collect additional information automatically about your visit to our website. Please see our cookies policy for more details.

Use of personal information
We process personal information collected via this website for the purposes of:

  • Providing and personalising our services
  • Dealing with your enquiries and requests
  • Administering orders and accounts relating to our suppliers or customers
  • Administering membership records
  • Crime prevention and prosecution of offenders
  • Maintaining information as a reference tool or general resource
  • Carrying out market research campaigns
  • Providing you with information about products and services
    For the sake of GDPR, the above constitutes our legal basis for processing personal data.

Your Rights Relating to the Information we Collect
Notwithstanding your general rights under law, you have the right to:

  • Request details of all information we hold about you be advised to you
  • Request that we amend any inaccuracies
  • Request that we delete all information about you
  • Request that we cease all marketing communications towards you by any, or all channels
  • To complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) at any time, if you feel we are not handling / processing your data in an appropriate manner
    You may exercise any of these rights (with the exception of the final right, which must be directed to the ICO) by communicating your wishes directly to us. Please email us at info@databubble.info or call us on 01274 965411. Alternatively, you can also write to us at The Directors, Data Bubble Consultancy Limited, Parkhill Business Centre, Walton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5DZ.

Marketing

Please note that your information may be used to send you details of those products or services that we offer that we have identified as likely to be of interest to you. This will be in accordance with the preferences that you indicated when communicating with us.

If at any point you would like to opt-out of receiving communications from us, or would like to change the channels (such as email or post) that we use to contact you, please email us at info@databubble.info or call us on 01274 965411. Alternatively, you can also write to us at The Directors, Data Bubble Consultancy Limited, Parkhill Business Centre, Walton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5DZ.

Disclosure

We will not share your data with third parties except as required to do so by Government bodies and law enforcement agents.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Subject Access Requests

You have the right to see what personal data we hold about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at The Directors, Data Bubble Consultancy Limited, Parkhill Business Centre, Walton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5DZ. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 for any such request, subject to the prevailing laws surrounding the charging of fees for SARs. We, at all times, warrant to comply with the rules and regulations regarding SARs, such as the extent of the information to be provided and the time scales to be adhered to.

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using it to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. This means for instance that data you pass to us may be processed outside the European Economic Area, although the data will always be held securely and in line with the requirements of UK data protection legislation. By communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Amendments

Please note that this privacy policy is subject to change from time to time. It was last updated in December 2016.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Find out more about cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org

We use cookies to identify you when you visit this website and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile.

Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site, carry out transactions and have access to information about their account.

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look at the instruction on www.allaboutcookies.org Please note however that turning off cookies will restrict your use of our website.