Privacy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://developingmatters.com

Developing Matters CIC is the data controller for developingmatters.com. Developing Matters CIC is committed to fully complying with the The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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 anonymized 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.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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

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.

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.

The data we collect

The personal data we collect from you includes:

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact Developing Matters CIC
  • your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to our email alerts
  • your contact details when you order products
  • how you use our emails – for example whether you open them and which links you click on
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use developingmatters.com. This includes IP addresses. The data is anonymised before being used for analytics processing.

Google Analytics processes anonymised information about:

  • the pages you visit on developingmatters.com
  • how long you spend on each developingmatters.com page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not store your personal information through Google Analytics (for example your name or address).

We will not identify you through analytics information, and we will not combine analytics information with other data sets in a way that would identify who you are.

We continuously test and monitor our data protection controls to make sure they’re effective and to detect any weaknesses.

Why we need your data

We collect information through Google Analytics to see how you use the site and our digital services. We do this to help:

  • make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users
  • make improvements 

We also collect data in order to:

  • gather feedback to improve our services, for example our email alerts
  • deliver products and contact you about your order
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
  • send email alerts to users who request them
  • allow you to access services 
  • provide you with information 
  • monitor use of the site to identify security threats

Email sign-up

By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this Application. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to this Application or after making a purchase.

Personal Data collected may include: address; company name; email address; first name; last name; job title; phone number; Usage Data; website; Postal code.

Social media

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms. The interaction and information obtained are always subject to the user’s privacy settings for each social network.

This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use it.

Your social media log-in details, should you provide them, will be kept only for the duration of our work and it is recommended that you change passwords on those accounts regularly.

Legal basis for processing data

The legal basis for processing personal data in relation to site security is our legitimate interests, and the legitimate interests of our users, in ensuring the security and integrity of developingmatters.com

The legal basis for processing anonymised data for Google Analytics is your consent.

Using your data

The data we collect may be shared with our partners. It may also be shared with our technology suppliers, for example our hosting provider.

We will not:

  • sell or rent your data to third parties
  • share your data with third parties for marketing purposes

We will share your data if we are required to do so by law – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

How long we keep your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as:

  • it is needed for the purposes set out in this document
  • the law requires us to

We will keep your email data until you unsubscribe. 

Where your data is processed and stored

All personal data is stored online in encrypted files.

How we protect your data and keep it secure

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data – for example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption.

We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.

Your rights

You have the right to request:

  • information about how your personal data is processed
  • a copy of that personal data
  • that anything inaccurate in your personal data is corrected immediately

You can also:

  • raise an objection about how your personal data is processed
  • request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it
  • ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances

If you have any of these requests, get in contact with us.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice only applies to developingmatters.com.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

If you come to developingmatters.com from another website, we may receive personal information from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Contact us or make a complaint

Contact us if you:

  • have a question about anything in this privacy notice
  • think that your personal data has been misused or mishandled

Email developingmatters@gmail.com

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time by giving notice to users on this page and possibly within this Application and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to users via any contact information available to us.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, we will take reasonable steps to let you know.

It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

Last modified: 31/01/2021

Terms and Conditions

Developing Matters CIC is committed to making goods to order and supporting the teaching of new skills in the community.

Your orders help Developing Matters CIC to fulfil its duties within the community, so we thank you for your order.

Items should be paid for, when possible, online via BACs at the point of ordering or via cash on collection or delivery of the goods.

Payment will still be required for goods made by Developing Matters CIC on non-collected items.

We reserve the right to refuse to accept your order, should a history of non-payment for goods accrue.

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