The College of Will Writing is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website, and do all that we can to protect user information.
Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will not be disclosed to third parties.
You have a right to request a copy of your personal details at any time to check the accuracy of the information held. If you want to ask whether we hold any personal data relating to you, please contact us.
Information we collect from visitors
The College of Will Writing collects information from visitors relating to:
- feedback submitted to the administrators
- comments submitted to this website
- user accounts for the forum/members area
- email notifications
- site usage tracking
If you provide feedback about the website through a contact form or email address we will only use this information for the purposes intended. You will not receive any subsequent unsolicited communication.
- Comments submitted
If you choose to submit a public comment on this website, you will be asked to give your name and email address and, optionally, a personal website address along with your comment. These details are stored by the website along with your comment. Your email address is never displayed publicly and is never passed on to a third party, but may be used to contact you if there is a problem with your comment. The IP address of the device you used to submit the comment is also stored.
- User accounts
In order to take part in the forum you will be asked to give your email address and, optionally, other personal details such as a website address, Facebook account username and date of birth (there may be other details as well – each will be optional). These details are stored by the website. Your email address is never displayed publically and is never passed on to a third party. The IP address of the devices you have used to post with the forum/wiki are also stored.
- Email notifications
If you sign up to receive email notifications when follow-up comments are posted or mark your forum account to allow other users to send you private messages or emails, we will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested only. If you inform us that you wish to cancel your details will be deleted from our records.
- Site usage tracking
- i) Cookies
To make this site simpler, small data files are placed on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.
They improve things by:
- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.
First Party Cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
There are also cookies that store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, the CMS running this website.
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter, Facebook and Google+. If you want to prevent sites setting third party cookies, instructions to do so are here.
ii) Log files
Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. These logs are automatically generated from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.
Questions and Updates
If you have any questions or suggestions about our privacy practices, or you wish to update or correct any personally identifiable information that you have chosen to provide to us, please feel free to contact [email protected]