Your privacy is critically important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
At Web Smith, we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
It is our aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Comments and Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Web Smith websites choose to interact with our sites in ways that require us to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Web Smith gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, www.web-smith.co.uk collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on the Web Smith site.
In each case, www.web-smith.co.uk collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Web Smith. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
N.B. Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
In general, when visiting Web Smith, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use.
Email and Communications
If you are a registered user of a Web Smith website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with our sites and activities. We primarily use our various blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to an absolute minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a contact email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Web Smith takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally-identifying information.
We will not retain any details that you provide, except for your email address if you contact us and this will never be disclosed to third parties.
If you select to opt into one of our Email Lists, your details will only be utilised by that particular list, if you wish to participate in multiple lists you will need to subscribe to each one individually. Customers are free to opt out of any of the email lists and news services by following the instructions that are provided at the bottom of every publication email we send.
Aggregated Statistics and Website Visitors
Web Smith may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular posts on the www.web-smith.co.uk site or use spam screened by an outside anti-spam service to help identify further spam. Web Smith may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described herein.
When you visit our site we automatically log your IP address, your browser type, and your access times. We utilize this information to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are coming from, and to keep track of click stream data (the screens our users visit on our site). This data helps us to determine what content our members find most appealing so that we can maximize your enjoyment of the site. Log files are not tied to personally identifiable information.
Like most website operators, Web Smith collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Web Smiths’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how www.web-smith.co.uk’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Web Smith may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its websites.
Cookies and Ads
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, Web Smith will never collect or maintain information on any of our websites from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our websites is structured to attract anyone under 18. Under our Terms of Service, children under 18 are not allowed to access our service.
Links to third-party Websites
We respect your right to privacy. None of the information we collect is passed on to other parties, except when required as part of the business services we provide for you, or as required under specific local laws. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or a legal process served on our website
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