Cookie & Privacy Policy

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Last Updated: 22nd May 2018
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The privacy of our visitors to https://www.politicspoliticalforum.com is important to us.

At Political Forum, Live Political Chat and Blogs discussing political and social issues., we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit https://www.politicspoliticalforum.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

  • Privacy Policy

    1. Introduction

    1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of [our website visitors and service users].

    1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

    1.3    We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

    1.4    Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct communications. You can access the privacy controls via logging in to your account.

    1.5    In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Politicspoliticalforum.[ For more information about us, see Section 12.]

    1. How we use your personal data

    2.1    In this Section 2 we have set out:

    (a)    the general categories of personal data that we may process;

    (b)    Personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that being IP addresses;

    (c)    the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

    (d)    the legal bases of the processing.

    2.2    We may process data about your use of our website ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system, database and cookie. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website.

    2.3    We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your  username and email address.  The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

    2.4    We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"). The profile data may include email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, interests and hobbies. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

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    2.6    We may process information that you post for publication on our website ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the proper administration of our website and business.

    2.7    We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

    2.8    We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

    2.9    We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

    2.10  In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

    2.11  Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

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    2. International transfers of your personal data

    4.1    In this Section 4, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to [countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)].

    4.2    You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

    1. Retaining and deleting personal data

    5.1    This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

    5.2    Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

    5.3    We will retain your personal data as follows:

    (a)    All accounts data will be retained for a minimum period of 6 months following last date of logging in, and for a maximum period of 12 month following last logged in date where no post count is zero and 6 years when postings have been made.

    5.4    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

    1. Amendments

    6.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

    6.2    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

    6.3    We may notify you of significant changes to this policy through the private messaging system on our website.

    1. Your rights

    7.1    In this Section 7, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

    7.2    Your principal rights under data protection law are:

    (a)    the right to access;

    (b)    the right to rectification;

    (c)    the right to erasure;

    (d)    the right to restrict processing;

    (e)    the right to object to processing;

    (f)    the right to data portability;

    (g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

    (h)    the right to withdraw consent.

    7.3    You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access by visiting your account.

    7.4    You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

    7.5    In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    7.6    In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

    7.7    You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    7.8    You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

    7.9    You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    7.10  To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

    (a)    consent; or

    (b)    that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,

            and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    7.11  If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

    7.12  To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

    7.13  You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.

    1. About cookies

    8.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

    8.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

    8.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

    1. Cookies that we use

    9.1    We use cookies for the following purposes:

    (a)    authentication - we use cookies [to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose are: userid);

    (b)    status - we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website(cookies used for this purpose are: sessionhash);

    (c)    personalisation - we use cookies [to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you (cookies used for this purpose are: userstyleid.

    (d)    advertising - we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you cookies used for this purpose are:

    • dt - Keeps track of expiration dates for other cookies that are used by the social sharing service, AddThis.
    • Id - Used by Google AdSense to track activity after clicking an ad in order to improve ad display for that user in the future.
    • AID - Set by Google to track how many ad clicks are converted into product buys.
    • bt2 - Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site.
    • di2 - Keeps track of expiry dates of other cookies used by the social sharing platform AddThis.
    • Loc - Used by AddThis for geolocation purposes.
    • Uid - Used by AddThis to target ads based on behavioural profiling and geographical location.
    • Uvc - Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.
    • _drt_ - Used by Google to track visitors across all websites that display DoubleClick ads to enable targeted ads to interested parties.

    (f)    cookie consent - we use cookies [o store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are: dbtech_cookiecontrol.

    1. Cookies used by our service providers

    10.1  Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

    10.2  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.[ The relevant cookies are: [identify cookies].]

    10.3  We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies.] OR [We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements that you see on other websites to reflect your interests (but we do not publish interest-based advertisements on our website).] You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative's multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

    1. Managing cookies

    11.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

    (a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

    (b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

    (c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

    (d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

    (e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

    (f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

    11.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

    11.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

    1. Our details

    12.1  This website is owned and operated by Bargainarena Limited.

    12.2  We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 04919611 and our registered office is at 3 Deepdale Lane, Sinfin, Derby DE24 3JY.

    12.3  You can contact us:

    (a)    using our website contact form;

    (b)    using email as 13.1 below

    1. Data protection officer

    13.1  Our data protection officer's contact details are: admin@politicspoliticalforum.com.

     


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    Inappropriate Language

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    Changes in this Privacy Statement

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