Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Applies to any use/access to our site/service and all data collected relating to use of our site, doesn’t include any websites linked to from our site. Your acceptance of this policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our site. If you don’t accept and agree with this policy, stop using our site immediately. If any provision is found invalid/unenforceable by a court, all remaining provisions remain in effect. Failure to enforce any provision is not a waiver of those rights. This policy replaces any previous versions and forms our full service agreement. We may change this policy at any time, any changes take affect on your next use/access to our site/service.

Provided on as AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE basis without any warranties. All provisions which can survive termination shall survive termination. You agree not to attempt to hack, reverse engineer or damage this site in any way. This sites content, services, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of this site. Terms governed by laws of England, UK. It’s your responsibility to comply with laws where you access our site. You can’t hold us liable for damage from third-party sites. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless this site/service and those involved in managing/running this site/service against any/all legal action relating to access/use, or inability to access/use our service, your transmissions or content, any content from our site/service, or breach of this policy (even if we’ve been informed of the risk of such damage).

All material on this website is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute medical, legal, financial, or other professional advice on any subject matter.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://sotonmedia.com.

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

We may store data submitted in any contact form.

Newsletter / Email Lists

If you subscribe to our newsletter or any of our email lists then we may email you from time to time. To join any of our email lists we will ask you for you email (in order to email you) and we may ask you for your first name (to allow us to personalize emails we send you). If you no longer want to receive these emails then you can unsubscribe using the link in the email or by submitting your unsubscribe request to andy@sotonmedia.com

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 visit our login page, 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.

Some pages may be published using a service provided by landingi.com, on such pages cookies from landingi.com may be placed on your browser to monitor visitor analytics.

We may use Facebook tracking on this website, to see the data which Facebook tracks/stores please see their Data & Privacy Policies ( https://www.facebook.com/policy ).

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

Our site uses Google Analytics third party cookies (small text files placed on your device by a website), these are not required for our site to function. We use Google Analytics to collect site usage data and help improve our site. In accordance with current English and EU Cookie Law, you’ll be shown an implied consent cookie notice on first accessing our site. You may restrict cookies in your internet browser. We may store this data indefinitely.

Who we share your data with

We may share anonymised data or share data if required to do so by law. If this website is sold, data may be transferred to the new owner. We may also share data you submit (for example, when signing up to receive emails from us) with other selected providers (such as GetResponce.co.uk, who we use to send out such emails).

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.

Contact information

Any questions, contact Andy Corby (data protection officer): andy@sotonmedia.com

Additional information

Affiliate Disclosure

Our affiliate disclosure at https://sotonmedia.com/affiliate-disclosure/ is included as part of this policy.

Website Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and for all intents and purposes you our content should be considered “for entertainment purposes only”.

We aim to keep the information on this website up to date and correct, but make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

Earnings/Income Disclaimer

We make no guarantees regarding income as a result of applying this information made available from this website, you’re solely responsible for the results of any action taken on your part as a result of any given information.

As with any business endeavour, you assume all risk related to investment and money based on your own discretion and at your own potential expense. You assume all risks associated with using the advice given, with a full understanding that you, solely, are responsible for anything that may occur as a result of putting this information into action in any way, and regardless of your interpretation of the advice.

Form Submissions / Email Subscriptions

By submitting data in any form, you are providing us with consent to process your data. We may use selected third party provides to process your data, such as https://www.getresponse.co.uk. The getresponse.co.uk Privacy Policy is hereby included into this Privacy Policy. Your data may be transferred between European Economic Area (EEA) and non-EEA countries. When subscribing to any of our email lists we may also capture your IP address, geographically co-ordinates, and geographically location in the GetResponse.co.uk platform.

How we protect your data

We take suitable measures to protect data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We take data breach seriously and aim to quickly resolve any breach.

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We may profile data and make automated decisions in targeting our online advertising towards our website visitors who demonstrate specific behaviors.

In the event we use personal data to make automated decisions you have a right to challenge such decisions by contacting us, provided: you have not consented to this, it’s authorized by law, or it’s necessary for entry into a contract or the fulfillment a contract between us.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements