Thursday, September 20, 2018

This Policy explains the Cookies and Privacy Policy of usingjoomla.com

This policy covers the following points:


Definitions and Terms

The following words and phrases have their respective meanings:

"We" "Us" "Our" : UsingJoomla.com

"You" "Your" : the website visitor, client of UsingJoomla.com

"Site" "Our Website": UsingJoomla.com

"Message" "Submission": this is a message sent (submitted) to Us via Our Contact Form.

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Privacy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of Our Website visitors; in this policy We explain how We will treat Your personal information.

1) We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) Information about Your computer and about Your visits to and use of this Website (including Your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);

(b) Information that You provide to Us when registering with Our Website (including Your email address and Your name);

(c) Information that You provide when completing Your profile on our website (including Your name, profile pictures, gender, date of birth);

(d) Information that You provide to Us for the purpose of subscribing to Our email notifications and/or newsletters (including Your name and email address);

(e) Information that You post to Our website for publication on the internet (including Your user name, Your profile pictures and the content of Your posts);

(f) Information contained in or relating to any communications that You send to Us or send through Our Website (including the communication content and meta data associated with the communication);

(g) Any other personal information that You choose to send to Us;

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2) Your Disclosure(s) to Us

(2.1) Before You disclose to Us the personal information of another person, You must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

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3) Collecting and Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to Us through Our Website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of Our Website.

(3.1) We may use Your personal information to:
(a) Administer Our Website and business;
(b) Personalise Our Website for You;
(c) Enable Your use of the services available on Our Website;
(d) Send You email notifications that You have specifically requested;
(e) Deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about You relating to Our Website;
(f) Keep Our Website secure and prevent fraud;

(3.2) If You submit personal information for publication on Our Website, We will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence You grant to Us.

(3.3) We will not, without Your express consent, supply Your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.

(3.4) We collect the following information when You Register on Our Site:

  • Your Name;
  • Your Username;
  • Your email address;
  • Your IP address used when you registered;
  • Your password - though this will NOT be visible to Us so Our human staff/administrator(s) will NEVER know or be able to use Your password;

When You have registered on Our Site Your User Account will be assigned a unique User ID - this ID is system generated;

The date of Registration, as well as whether or not You have agreed to Our Privacy and Cookie Policy is recorded, as well as whether or not you have agreed to Our Website Terms and Conditions.

If You edit Your User Profile - the change(s) are also recorded within Your Profile.

When You send us a Message (also referred to as a "Submission") via Our Contact Form, the following details are recorded:

  • Your Name;
  • Your Username;
  • Your email address;
  • Your User ID;
  • Message (Submission) Subject;
  • Your Message (Submission) Message contents;
  • The IP Address you used at the time of sending (submitting) your Message (Submission);
  • Your Message (Submission) unique ID - this ID is system generated;
  • The date and time that Your Message (Submission) was sent/submitted;

When You are logged in to Our Site you can navigate to the "My Submissions" menu item in the "User Menu" where You can: View, Download in PDF Format, Delete, Export in CSV format selected Messages(Submissions) that You have sent/submitted.

Please note that one a Message (Submission) is deleted it will be permanently and irrevocably deleted from Our Database and Server.

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4) Disclosing personal information

(4.1) We may disclose Your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

(4.2) We may disclose Your personal information to any member of Our group of companies (this means Our subsidiaries, Our ultimate holding company and all their subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

(4.3) We may disclose Your personal information:
(a) To the extent that We are required to do so by law;
(b) In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend Our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that We are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) to any person who We reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in Our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

(4.4) Except as provided in this policy, We will not provide Your personal information to third parties.

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5) International data transfers

(5.1) Information that We collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which We operate in order to enable Us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

(5.2) Information that We collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America.

(5.3) Personal information that You publish on Our Website or submit for publication on Our Website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

(5.4) You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.

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6) Retaining personal information

(6.1) This Section 6 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 information.

(6.2) Personal information that We process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

(6.3) Without prejudice to Section 6.2, We will usually delete personal data falling within the categories set out below at the date/time set out below:
(a) personal data type will be deleted after 10 years;

(6.4) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, We will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) To the extent that We are required to do so by law;
(b) If We believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend Our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

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7) Security of your personal information

(7.1) We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of Your personal information.

(7.2) We will store all the personal information You provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) computers and servers.

(7.3) You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and We cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(7.4) You are responsible for keeping the password You use for accessing Our website confidential; We will not ask You for your password (except when You log in to Our Website). None of Our staff and/or website administrators have access to Your or anyone else's password.

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8) Amendments

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

(8.2) You should check this page occasionally to ensure You are happy with any changes to this policy.

(8.3) We may notify You of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on Our Website.

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9) Your rights

(9.1) You may instruct Us to provide You with any personal information We hold about You; provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) The supply of appropriate evidence of Your identity (for this purpose, We will usually accept a photocopy of Your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing Your current address)

(9.2) We may withhold personal information that You request to the extent permitted by law.

(9.3) You may instruct Us at any time not to process Your personal information for marketing purposes.

(9.4) In practice, You will usually either expressly agree in advance to Our use of Your personal information for marketing purposes, or We will provide You with an opportunity to opt out of the use of Your personal information for marketing purposes.

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10) Third party websites

(10.1) Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

(10.2) We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

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11) Updating information

(11.1) Please let Us know if the personal information that We hold about You needs to be corrected or updated.

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12) Cookies

(12.1) Our Website uses cookies.

(12.2) 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.

(12.3) 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.

(12.4) 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.

(12.5) We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

(12.6) The names of the cookies that We use on Our Website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(a) We use the following on Our Website:
Cookies Directive: this gives Us (and records) your response to the Cookie Notification Bar that appears on Our Website.
DSID - Is a Google advertisement tracking cookie.
IDE - Is a Google advertisement tracking cookie.
ID - Is a Google advertisement tracking cookie.
Advertising cookies are set by third-party domains and include: doubleclick.net and googlesyndication.com
Cookies such as: f2839792814faedf3de045f298b567fb is a session cookie used by our Content Management System - such a cookie changes with different users / visitors.
_cfduid - is a cookie used by Our Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider. This Cookie expires after 1 year unless cleared by You via Your browser cookie clearing mechanism.
_gat is a cookie used by Google Analytics to throttle the Google Analytics request rate. This cookie expires after 1 minute.
_ga is a Cookie used by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users. This cookie expires after 2 years.
_gid - this cookie is used by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users. This cookie expires after 24 hours.

(12.7) Most browsers allow You to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) Internet Explorer: You can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
(b) Firefox: You can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
(c) Chrome: You can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.

(12.8) Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

(12.9) If You block cookies, You will not be able to use all the features on Our Website.

(12.10) You can delete cookies already stored on Your computer; for example:
(a) Internet Explorer: You must manually delete cookie files (You can find instructions for doing so at https://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
(b) Firefox: You can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history", clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
(c) Chrome: You can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".

(12.11) Deleting cookies can have a negative impact on the usability of many websites, such as those that use shopping carts for example.

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13) Our details

(13.1) This Website is owned and operated by T Austin.

(13.2) Our principal place of operation is in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.

(13.3) You can contact Us by using Our Website contact form after You have registered on Our Site and Logged-in.

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14) Policy Updates

This Policy may be updated at any time.

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15) Policy Date Of Writing

This Policy was updated on 02nd May 2018

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