House Rules:

All Comments and Posts on this site are moderated. Rude, abusive or malicious comments will not be published and the users responsible will be barred.

At all times, show respect for the comments made by others. Discussions should focus on the issues being discussed and not the people giving voice to them.

While primarily about the village of Bunbury and the surrounding area other issues are welcome if they are of interest to the friends of Bunbury. The administrator will exercise his judgment about what topics are discussed.

General Data Protection Regulation

Privacy Policy for the site:

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.friendsofbunburyvillage.org.uk.

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

When you request access to site as a visitor or author you complete a form. The data, name, email address, etc. is kept until you ask for it to be removed, or after 6 months you have failed to respond to a contact.

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

Analytics

Who we share your data with:

We do not share personal data with anyone.

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 who 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

Peter Gorman is the website administrator.

You can contact him by email admin@friendsofbunburyvillage.org.uk

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is password protected on an encrypted database. The website and its database are protected by appropriate anti-spam and anti-hacking software.

The administrator undertakes regulatory awareness sessions through appropriate channels.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The protection software has automatic notification systems built-in to warn the administrator of any breaches.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data directly from anyone.

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

We do NOT have any software that makes automatic decisions and/or profiling with your data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The website is NOT a member of any regulated industry or subject to additional privacy laws.

Specific to Plugins used by the site:

Akismet – Anti-spa

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but 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).