Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://pittenweemsweetshop.co.uk. Our website data is managed by Astrantium Hosting https://hosting.astrantium.co.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.

If you have given us your email address we or our agents may use it to contact you on the basis of ‘legitimate interest.’ We do not give or sell data to third parties.

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

This site aims to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. If you have used the contact form we may have stored your email address in our database.

If you have given us your email address we or our agents may use it to contact you on the basis of ‘legitimate interest.’ We do not give or sell data to third parties.

To request a copy of data you believe we hold about you, please contact us by post at 17 Mid Shore, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 2NL

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We do not share personally identifying data with third parties.

We collect basic visitor data using Google Analytics. None of this information contains personal identifiers. IP data is anonymised before sending. If you would nevertheless prefer to avoid tracking entirely, Google provides a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on suitable for most major browsers https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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.

Your contact information

This site aims to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. If you have used the contact form we may have stored your email address in our database.

To request a copy of data you believe we hold about you, please contact us by post at 17 Mid Shore, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 2NL

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our website has a valid SSL certificate. This means that data is encrypted before being sent between your browser and our web server.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach we will email at the address you have provided. If you have not provided us with an email address, no personal data identifying you will be held on our servers.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third party services.

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

User data is not subject to any automated decision making or profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

No industry regulations apply to this business.