Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Our website address is: https://carbonwatchdog.org

Carbon Watchdog the organisation uses Ecocore Ltd, a not-for-profit company incorporated by guarantee in the UK (process currently under way to change over from limited by shares @2020).

Carbon Watchdog is/will be funded entirely by donations from individuals, grant-giving bodies and commercial donors (where the donation is accompanied by a no-strings-attached declaration).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Social Media Login

We collect your public profile data only with your consent that you grant before initiating a social media login, from the social network used to login at this website. This data includes your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, and a link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.

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 anonymised 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

The information you submit via our contact form will only be used to reply to your query and it is not stored in the website database.

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.

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.

Analytics

Analytics on this site uses your IP address to identify your visit and the different pages you visit. No personal identifying details are stored.

Who we share your data with

Your data is not shared, or sold, or given away, or even, hopefully, stolen.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. See the Akismet privacy policy.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

The Carbon Watchdog website is run on a WordPress platform on an Apache Linux virtual host at WebArchitects, a hosting provider. We rely on the firewall and security technologies of these platforms and systems to keep your data safe. All versions of software are regularly and often updated.

What data breach procedures we have in place

These are manual following recommendations from our hosting provider.

What third parties we receive data from

None.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None required.