Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://independentlibertarians.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 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.

Contact forms

If you send data via one of our contact forms this information will be held by us for the purpose of dealing with the communication.

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

Comments may be facilitated through an embedded Facebook comment system. Any comments you make through such a system will not be held by us, but by Facebook and subject to their GDPR arrangements.

Analytics

We use third party services such as Google and Facebook to assist with analysing website usage, this involves those services setting up cookies for that purpose.

Who we share your data with

We share data with Google Analytics or Facebook for the purposes of understanding how users interact with our website and marketing to guide future website and marketing development. This information may include your IP address, and information that may allow third parties to connect your browsing activity to your social media profile, but does not include other personally identifiable information.

Comments may be facilitated through an embedded Facebook comment system. Any comments you make through such a system will not be held by us, but by Facebook and subject to their GDPR arrangements.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment via our own facility and not an embedded Facebook facility, 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.

If you send data via one of our contact forms this information will be held by us for the purpose of dealing with the communication. Depending on the nature of the communication the information may be held indefinitely, or as long as needed to facilitate appropriate response.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments via our facility, 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.

Data requests are based on you providing the email address you used in connection with supplying the information, whether that be your account, or the address used when submitting a form. You will need to supply the relevant email address in order for any data request to be facilitated.

To exercise any of your rights regarding your data submit a privacy policy data request:.

Where we send your data

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is protected behind a firewall and SSL encryption.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have procedures in place to respond appropriately in the unlikely event of a data breach.