1.0 Our principles regarding user privacy and data protection
- Only necessary data should be collected and processed
- We hate spam and will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
2.0 Relevant legislation
This website aims to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
- UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
3.0 Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it
How this website collects and uses personal information:
3.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. We utilise Google’s ‘Anonymise’ function so that you cannot be identified by your IP address. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see below). We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see below).
3.2 Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact Page, or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors mentioned. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us.
This website uses a number of cookies, some of which are essential for the site to work and for us to provide a service to you. These are cookies set by the server (PHPSESSID) and WordPress (wp-settings-*, wordpress_*).
This website also uses Google Analytics and details of the cookies set can found on Google’s developer guides. These are not enabled unless you accept them via the Cookie Control settings. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website, but may mean that other areas of the website have reduced functionality. The cookies that GA sets may include _ga, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz.
A number of functional cookies are set when you accept them via the Cookie Control settings: responsivestatus (used by this website’s theme),wordfence_verifiedHuman and wfvt_* (set by the WordPress security plugin “Wordfence”). These can be enabled or disabled using the Cookie Control settings panel at any time.
This website also uses Google AdSense, a third party vendor, to display adverts on some pages. Google may set a number of cookies to make the adverts more relevant to you. These are set by doubleclick.net and may include id, IDE, DSID, FLC, AID, TAID and exchange_uid. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting Ad Settings. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ at https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3394713?hl=en.
Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. More information on cookies, including how to block them on a wide variety of browsers can be found at All About Cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
3.4 Server logs
As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information may automatically be recorded. This could include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information may be used in the event of a breach of security to aid detection.
3.5 Removal of your data
If you would like a copy of the information we hold or wish your data to be removed at any time, please email us giving your name and email address.
4.0 Making a Purchase
Should you decide to purchase anything from this website, you will be transferred to a third-party website (Gumroad.com) to complete your purchase via PayPal. Eacademia will receive some information about you and your purchase from PayPal, and will use this to contact you in the event of a problem. eAcademia does not gain access to your credit ard details at any time.
5.0 Our third party data processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf.
6.0 Data Breaches
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.