Privacy Policy and Data Protection

Privacy Policy and Data Protection

Policy Updated 22nd August 2019

Here at Witty Hoots we value and protect your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to witty hoots@gmail.com

Who are we?

Witty Hoots is an online family, education and creative site founded in 2014 by Helen Newberry. We share activities, crafts, recipes, educational and lifestyle ideas for you and your family We are based in the UK but have contributing authors from around the world.

How we collect information about you.

Information is collected via log files, cookies, leaving comments on the site, purchasing a product via the Witty Hoots resources centre or subscribing to our newsletter.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information on your name, email address, website (if you leave this in a comment), IP address and the pages that you visited and when you visited them on the site. 

All financial details are collected via PayPal which does not retain any financial information once the transaction has been processed. 

How and why we track your visit.

Like most websites around the world we use Google Analytics (GA) to process information about the number of visitors on our site, and their behaviour

We use this information to record the number of people using Witty Hoots and to better understand where you discover our site (from social media, google or another site) and how you use it as well as to see how people move throughout the site.

GA records your approximate location down to town level, the type device you are using e.g. Mobile or Table, Name of device e.g. iPad or Samsung Galazy etc…, operating system e.g. Windows 10 or iOS and browser e.g. Firefox or Chrome none of this data can be used to identify you.

Google does record your IP address however, we don’t have access to this information and it modifies it so that you can not be identified specifically just the area that you are in.

Google Analytics Demographics

We are committed to ensuring that our website contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers.

To help us with this we have implemented the Google analytics demographics and interest reporting features on our website.

These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt our website content to better reflect their needs.

Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format.

This means we cannot identify what information is about you, and we will not try to figure it out.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

To do this Google Analytics uses a “cookie” on your machine read more about Cookies below.

Leaving a comment on our site.

Here at Witty Hoots we love hearing if you have had success using one of our ideas and found the information useful we do this by giving you the option of leaving a comment.

To leave a comment you may leave it anonymously or leave a name, email address, website and comment.

We only use this information to identify you as the comment maker and do not pass this on to any third party.

Your email address will never be shown in the comment section of the site.

Your details will remain in the database unless we remove it or the article is removed from the site.

You may request that we delete the comment and remove you details at any time. Please email us at wittyhoots@gmail.com to ask for this to be carried out.

If you are under 16 you must obtain your parents permission before leaving a comment.

IMPORTANT: In your comment you should avoid leaving information of a personal nature and it is recommended that you do this on any website you comment on.

Subscriber Newsletter

If you choose to join one of our regular newsletters via a sign up form on Witty Hoots then you email address is required so that you can be sent the emails. We also ask for your First Name although this isn’t required so that we may address you personal in our weekly email.

Your data is collected and then passed to our Email Service Provider MailChimp

You may unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or you can email us at wittyhoots@gmail.com and ask that you be removed. Please make sure that you are using the same email address as you receive the emails from to do this.

Within the Email Service Provider we use tags to track the pages that you visit and actions that you take within the emails so that we can provide a more personalised email service to you.

Details that we hold including your name, email address and where you have visited will never be passed onto a Third Party.

Cookies

Please see our Cookies Policy for further information.

If you are Under 16…

Please obtain your parent’s permission before entering any personal information on Witty Hoots.

When we may transfer your personal data.

We will not transfer your personal data unless we are under a legal obligation to do so.

If you wish to be removed from our data…

At any point you may ask that we remove your information from our systems. Please contact wittyhoots@gmail.com with your requirements and we will do so within a month.

The same applies for what information we hold about you and can be identified as being about you.

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