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Privacy Policy

Wednesday the 23rd of January 2013

By Numpty Nuts

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.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Web Smiths Privacy Policy

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

Cookies are pieces of information that your browser stores on your computer’s hard drive which identify you when you enter. We may use session cookies to provide a seamless experience on the site and to combine them with our log files so that we can understand our site traffic and analyze our demographic information in aggregate form. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Web Smith uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of the www.web-smith.co.uk website, and their website access preferences. We only use cookies to provide us with anonymous information about site usage. No other information is stored in cookies, and cookies are not used for any other purpose. Web Smith visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the www.web-smith.co.uk website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

You should also be aware that whilst the above paragraph describes our use of cookies, some advertisers on this site may also collect data using cookies. The use of cookies and/or web beacons to collect data is used in the ad-serving process. We do not have access to this data.

Google, as a third-party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet. To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by www.into-tech.co.uk and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. These third-party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users’ activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, Into Tech has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third-party advertisers.

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

This website contains links to other websites. We have included these links on this site for your use and reference. Please be aware that We are not responsible for the privacy policies/practices of other websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own. We encourage you, when you leave this website, to read the privacy statements/policies of each and every website you visit, as this particular privacy policy applies solely to this particular website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion. Although most changes are likely to be minor, www.web-smith.co.uk may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Web Smiths’ sole discretion. Web Smith encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Legal Disclaimer

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

Your Feedback is Always Welcome

We welcome your comments and questions about our privacy policy or anything else you might want to talk about. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of Web Smith or any of our websites then you may contact us using our online contact form.

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