Privacy Policy

Quick version

We use software to collect website usage data; this includes IP addresses.

We use cookies for website analysis.

If you give it to us, we will never pass your email address on to anyone else.

What personal data do we collect?

Website stats and security

We collect IP addresses so that:

  1. we can protect ourselves from hackers;
  2. we can see how many people visit our site and what they are looking at while they are here; this helps us improve our content and layout.

If you are using a VPN we will not be able to see your IP address, we will see the IP address of your VPN. If you don’t know what a VPN is, you are probably not using one.

It is quite normal for websites to use your IP address to analyse how the website is used. However, unlike many other websites we do not use Google Analytics. Our data is collected and processed into nice graphs by a program called Piwik installed on our host’s server.

When you visit the website your IP address is anonymous, in that it is not linked to any other information about you. The only information your IP address potentially reveals is your internet provider and your general location on a city scale (assuming that you are not using a VPN). Normally only your internet provider can link an IP address to your name and physical address.

We also collect data that your computer sends to our hosting server as a matter of course when requesting a web page. This includes your operating system (e.g. Windows, iOS, Android etc.), the browser you are using and the search engine you used to find us. This data is used to improve our website design.

See Cookies below for more information about tracking.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer to log details of your visit to a website. They can help remember the contents of a shopping cart and help collect usage data for the website.

Most websites use cookies and they do not harm your computer.

The cookies we use on this website are:

  1. tracking cookies placed by Piwik (the program we use for website usage stats);
  2. third part social media additions to the website use cookies for their content, this includes the Twitter and Facebook feeds;
  3. videos hosted on other sites (such as Vimeo and YouTube) and embed in our website use cookies.

If you want to see the cookies set by our website when you visit try this page https://www.wikihow.com/View-Cookies.

Your browser will also have settings that control which cookies it will accept from the websites you are visiting.

Where is this personal data stored?

Website data we collect are stored on our host’s servers.

Who can see personal data from this website?

The data we collect can be seen by a few Shrewsbury 24 Campaign members who maintain the website and email list. Our website host could also see the data stored on their servers if they wished.

We are hosted by xtreamlab.net, who are a small, Bristol based host specialising in hosting websites for community groups. We know them personally, and we trust them.

Queries

If you have any questions regarding the personal data held by Shrewsbury 24 Campaign please email 24@shrewsbury24campaign.org.uk.

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