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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy outlines the way your personal data data is collected and used at https://recaptains.co.uk. If you have any questions, you can contact us at recaptains(at)gmail(dot)com.

What data do we collect when you visit our site?

https://recaptains.co.uk collects the following data when you visit the website:

  • Browser type
  • Language preference
  • Referring site
  • Date and time of visit
  • Name and email address

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are collected from logged in users, and from users who leave a comment on the website.

How do we collect your data?

https://recaptains.co.uk collects data and processes the data when you:

  • Leave a comment on our website
  • Fill in a form on our website and voluntarily leave your details (Name, Email address, Website, Social Media links, etc.)
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies

You may leave anonymous comments or false information while leaving comments or filling in the forms on our website, however we will be able to see your IP address when you do the former. See Comments below for more information.

If you sign up for an email subscription to https://recaptains.co.uk, we will collect your email address.

How will we use your data?

https://recaptains.co.uk collects data in order to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the site. We do not send emails unless requested to do so. We do not disclose personal identifying information. We do not sell, trade, or rent personal identifying information to others.

Comments

When you leave a comment on https://recaptains.co.uk, your IP address and browser user agent string will be collected. You may also choose to leave your name and email address, but this is not required. Your name will be displayed publicly, but your email address and IP address will remain private. This information will be stored indefinitely. Comment information and date may also be shared to Akismet anti-spam service. If you wish to have a comment removed, please contact us at recaptains(at)gmail(dot)com.

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.

If you choose to receive notifications of responses to your original comment, then your e-mail will be stored and you’ll receive an e-mail when there is a response to your comment or when someone comments on that post. This is also the case if you choose to receive notifications of any follow up comments on the page. This service is optional. Your email will not be used for any other purpose. You may later choose to unsubscribe at any time.

Comment Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.

Activity Tracked: Comment likes.

Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.

Notifications

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.

Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.

Search

This feature is only available to sites on the Professional plan.

Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the WordPress.com servers.

Sharing

Data Used: When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Subscriptions

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

WordPress.com Toolbar

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are also logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the WordPress.com user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.

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.

Blog Subscription

If you input your email to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts, your email will be stored within WordPress(.org) and shared Automattic (creators of Jetpack) only to send you emails of new posts. Your email will not be used for other purpose. You may chose to unsubscribe to these emails at any time via the “unsubscribe” button in the emails.

Giveaways

If you enter a giveaway on this website, your information will be used to verify your entries and to mail your prize if you win. Your information may be shared with any third parties (such as publishers) who are partnering with https://recaptains.co.uk for the giveaway. Your information will also be shared with Rafflecopter.com if they are the platform the giveaway is run through.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. This site uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of this website, and their website access preferences, and to fill out some forms automatically. Users who not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using https://recaptains.co.uk, with the drawback that certain features of https://recaptains.co.uk may not function properly without the aid of 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

The Site https://recaptains.co.uk uses the Jetpack plugin created by Automattic to track some statistics. Statistics collected include page views, post views, total amount of visitors, etc.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Google Analytics

Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.

Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption.

WordAds

Automattic uses cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help identify and track visitors and Site usage, and to deliver targeted ads when ads are enabled for free WordPress.com sites or when ads are enabled on a Site through WordAds or Jetpack Ads (see the “Other Tools” section below for more details). For more information about the use of cookies and other technologies for tracking, including how visitors can control the use of cookies, please see Automattic’s Cookie Policy.

Who We Share Your Data With

Your data is not shared unless necessary for the function of this site or legal reasons. Only Amber, site owner, has access to any data on this site. All Site information is stored in a database on the hosting provider.

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.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

  • request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
  • ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
  • object to our processing of your personal information; and/or
  • withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy Statement.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, https://recaptains.co.uk may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the Site’s sole discretion. We encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Webmaster Contact Information

If you have any questions surrounding this Privacy Policy or this site or your use of this site, please contact the site owner, Amber, at recaptains(at)gmail(dot)com. If you would like to request access to your personal information or would like to have it deleted, please contact Amber at recaptains(at)gmail.(dot)com.

By vising this Site (Recaptains https://recaptains.co.uk) you are agreeing to the above privacy policy.

This policy was last updated on 28th December 2019

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