Privacy Policy

Introduction

This policy covers the processing and handling of personal data by XNVR LDT, whose registered address is at XNVR, 93 Spitfire Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4RT. XNVR is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information whilst striving to deliver the best users experience. We want our website to be safe, enjoyable, and accessible for all.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, we have a legal duty to protect the personal information we collect from you. GDPR is defined as “a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR sets out the principles for data management and the rights of the individual, while also imposing fines that can be revenue-based.”

For the purposes of GDPR, the ‘Data Controller’ for all XNVR services is based within the United Kingdom.

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.

Newsletters

If you choose to sign up for our mailing service, you are accepting that the personal email and name basis will be used to contact you. We use web beacons within our emails that track the success of marketing campaigns. If you open an email from us, we can see which pages of our website you have visited. Our beacons don’t store any information on your device but, by communicating with our cookies on your device, they can tell us when you have opened an email from us. We do however keep a record of what communications you have selected to receive or not to receive. If you would like to opt out of subscriptions, you can do this at any time or contact us.

Contact forms

If you need to contact us at any time via our contact forms, you are accepting that the personal email and name basis will be used to contact you. This information will be strictly used to contact you, and will not be used for any other purposes. The information generated by this function will be retained for a period of time deemed necessary to deal with the enquiry.

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.

Some embedded content will contain designated cookies that will monitor your interactions with that embedded content one third party websites. We and the third party may collect data to show us that you have clicked on the link and whether you purchased any products and services. We may receive a commission from the third party if you link to their site from a XNVR site and purchase goods and services from them.

Analytics

Our website does use third party tracking software (Google Analytics) to monitor user data and information. We use this information to help deliver a more personal experience for users and to monitor how your readership interacts with our site.

Security

How we protect your data

We are committed to protecting the personal data that we hold. In accordance with GDPR law, we adopt appropriate organisational measures to help prevent unlawful and unauthorised access to your information and ensure data is held securely. We also require any third party to respect the privacy of user information.

Protecting children’s privacy

Our content and products are for general audience consumption, and are never specifically aimed at children. However, we are aware that some of our publications may appeal to a younger audience. We strive to prevent the collection of personal information of children under the age of sixteen or send any marketing communications to children. The availability of the internet offers children an excellent source of educational tools and entertainment resources. If you are interesting in safeguarding your child’s safety on the internet, we encourage you to visit https://safety.google/families/ for more information on keeping your family safe. If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned that we may be processing personal data relating to your child, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

Who we share your data with

Agents

We use third parties to perform certain functions on our behalf, such as sending emails, running competitions and promotions, conducting surveys or polls, comment hosting, website analysis, and data analysis.

Third party ad servicing and traffic management services

We may use a third party network advertiser to serve and manage the advertisements on this website and we may use traffic measurement services to analyse the traffic on the website. Network advertisers are third parties that display and provide the site with advertisements based on your visits to this website and those of others. Traffic measurement services allow us to track and collect traffic and behaviour information from our website by monitoring anonymous visitor activity.

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 is done via our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself) to make sure that the content showing on our site is genuine, and not spam content.. Our third party partnerships may receive information regarding your activity within the website, which will be used by both parties to build a more personal experience for you.

Additional information

Policy amendments

We may amend and change this policy from time to time, so we always encourage you to look back and check it periodically. We will always endeavor to provide you with appropriate notice before such changes occur.

Additional reading

For more information on the General Data Protection Regulation may be found here – https://eugdpr.org/

For more information about cookies, feel free to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Contact details

XNVR’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted:

By email: contact@xnvr.co.uk

By post: Data Protection Enquiries, XNVR, 93 Spitfire Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4RT