EssexPortal respects the privacy and confidentiality of personal data submitted to the site by our visitors. We will not share any personal information submitted to our website.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We are a Data Controller of your information.
- Essex Portal needs to perform a contract with you
- You have given Essex Portal permission to do so
- Processing your personal information is in Essex Portal legitimate interests
- Essex Portal needs to comply with the law
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
- The right of rectification.
- The right to object.
- The right of restriction.
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw consent
Essex Portal follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Essex Portal uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
Google DoubleClick DART Cookie
Our Advertising Partners
Note that Essex Portal has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Party Privacy Policies
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Essex Portal does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
What information do we collect? If you leave a comment your name (comment name), email address and IP address will be kept on the database. This is standard operating procedure for any blog or forum. If you wish your comment/s to be deleted for any reason your private information will also be removed from out database. You may of course use a pseudonym (false name) and email address for comments if you are concerned about privacy, although obviously you will not receive comment updates if you use a false email address.
Your email address will never be shared, and it will only be used by us if you subscribe to comment updates. If you raise a delicate question in the forums/comments part of the site we may contact you directly rather than publish the discussion publicly. Nobody outside of EssexPortal has access to the private data stored on the servers.
The newsletter is run on our own servers. Your email address and name will never be shared. It is a double opt in service (meaning after subscribing you will need to confirm by email) and each email sent to you will provide an unsubscribe link.
WordPress.org websites also collect cookies for users who post comment. As Essex Portal is built using WordPress, these cookies apply to our users.
When visitors comment on the any of our articles or blogs, they will have cookies stored on their computer. This is purely for convenience, so that the visitor will not be required to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment on our site in the future.
Three cookies are set for WordPress commentators:
The commenter cookies are set to expire a little less than one year from the time they are set.
Prohibiting the collection of Cookies
If you would like to prevent Essex Portal from collecting cookies when you visit our site, please update the privacy setting in your chosen web browser. You can directly control cookie acceptance from there:
- Google Chrome: http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/manage-data/
- Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/
- Internet Explorer: http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/default.mspx
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.