Who we are
Our website address is: http://alopeciaareata.co.uk
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors do 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.
We have disabled the ability for uploads to our website, so this section may not be applicable.
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.
Visiting and surfing on our website is possible without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You may alter the security settings of your web browser in order to stop your device receiving and storing cookies, to allow receiving and storing cookies from selected websites only, or to be notified before receiving cookies. Please note, however, that these settings may have negative effects on the usability and user guidance of websites and other online services. You may delete cookies stored in your browser at any time. Information stored in such cookies will be removed from your device.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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. We have disabled the ability for comments to be left in most cases on our site, so this may not be applicable,
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. We have disabled the ability for account creation, so this may not be applicable,
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. We have disabled the ability for article publishing or editing, so this may not be applicable,
Our site is an information site about sore throats and sore throat issues. To enable us to run our site we display advertisements and products from other websites and shops. Whereby, if one of our external links is clicked and redirects you to the external website’s product, an individual will be giving his or her consent to an affiliate tracking cookie if they click an external link without changing their browser cookie settings. Affiliate tracking cookies are deleted as they expire on user devices, typically after 30-60 days or as detailed below.
We publish products from a number of affiliate websites who use affiliate cookies and online identifiers to ensure our advertising campaigns function properly and can be measured on devices (computers, mobiles, tablets etc.) including:
- Session cookies which expire and are deleted when you close your browser. They include pseudonymous or completely anonymous references which allow us to understand whether a user made a purchase straight after clicking on one of our advertiser’s links.
- Persistent cookies which are set to remain on your computer for a set period of time. They use pseudonymous or completely anonymous references and allow us to understand if a user came back to make a purchase having previously clicked on one of our advertisers’ links. They also allow us to join data together over a period of time (6 months) to understand which advertising campaigns have contributed to or led to subsequent outcomes (e.g. clicks and sales). These cookies generally last between 30-60 days.
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.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. However, we have disabled the ability for comments to be left in most cases on our site, so this may not be applicable.
For users that register on our website 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. However, we have disabled the ability for comments to be left in most cases on our site, so this may not be applicable.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
If you subscribe to our newsletter we hold the contact information you subscribe with : email, first name and surname;