Our website gathers certain information from people who read and submit articles to us, in order for us to use certain functions on the website.
This information also allows us to understand how readers interact with our website, and how we can best accommodate people’s online preferences.
We have also disabled the use of comments, so people are not able to comment on the letters we post. We have done this to ensure that people feel fully comfortable sending in their letters without the worry of what others might comment. We also believe that this is in keeping with our website’s promotion of a supportive and safe environment for people to share words of encouragement.
What data do we collect?
We might collect the following information:
- Your name
- Your contact information e.g. email address
- WordPress may also collect anonymised usage data
What do we use this information for?
We are able to tailor the content of our website so it more useful to our readers through gathering data which helps identify what people are seeking when using our website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a mini file which is located on your computer’s hard drive. It allows our website to recognise your computer when you are viewing different pages on our site.
What do cookies do?
Cookies enable websites to record your preferences, so that it can tailor the content and functions so it is more specific to you. It also allows for us to receive helpful information about how many people are using our website and what pages are more popular.
- To improve our website structure and functioning through analysing the web traffic and usage data
- To be able to look at who is using our website
- To store information about what your preferences are so that we can present the most relevant and interesting information to you
Please note that cookies are not able to gain us access to your devices or any information about you that you have not shared yourself.
How can our readers control cookies?
However, if you choose to disable cookies then your viewing of our website may function differently.
Protecting your personal information
To ensure your personal protection, we will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have permission from you to do so or we are required to by law.
Any personal information that we do store from you is in keeping with the General Data Protection Act of 2018.
Any information we have about you will be held securely.
We also make sure to follow the procedures in line with the General Data Protection Act.
We will update our private policy if and when it is necessary to do so, but our most recent website privacy update occurred last on 24/04/2020.