Who we are
Our website address is: http://energyswitchandadvice.co.uk.
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.
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.
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.
You might get cookies from third parties, such as partner companies or companies we are affiliated to. You might also get cookies from advertisers on the site.
You can delete and clear all the cookies from your computer, table or phone.
On your computer if you go to the setting menu and look for privacy and security and then clear data and cookies. In Google Chrome go to Customise and Control, More Tools, clear Browsing Data, then Clear Data. For your particular tablet and smart phone look up on the internet how to delete cookies. In fact, it is a good idea to clear cookies on a regular basis.
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.
Who we share your data with
We take a proactive to data protection and user policy and comply to UK legislation. We keep your data such as email address (when provided to us by you) to communicate with you, such providing you with information, informing you of any special offers or marketing material which we think might be beneficial for you.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. However, if the comment is offensive or discriminatory or breaks any laws, then we will try to remove them.
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.
Adverts and sponsored links
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What is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
GDPR is the data privacy law and companies must follow GDPR laws when they hold any of your data.
GDPR principles include:
Lawfulness, transparency and fairness.
To use data lawfully for the purpose it was obtained.
Only collecting data which is needed.
Having accountability and keeping data confidential.
We do our best to comply with GDPR when dealing with personal data. Under GDRR:
We only keep relevant data as needed.
We take care of any data to the best of our ability.
We will delete any data which is not required for the purpose of the business.
You have a wright to request to see any personal data we hold.
For more information in the UK visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website here: https://ico.org.uk
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