Privacy Policy

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PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

Networks (Floorinsite, Floors Magazine) have created this privacy policy to demonstrate protecting your private information is our priority.

We’re firmly committed to keeping your personal information safe and to do this we design our services with your safety in mind; we will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute your personal information.

The following discloses our information gathering and business activity which applies to content and services provided by Networks, Lewes Road, Ashurst Wood West Sussex RH19 3SX – Floorinsite.com and associated media.

Floorinsite and our other flooring media are aimed at the B2B market and not consumers.

We collect business information in the course of providing our digital publishing services. We take your privacy and the protection of your data seriously.

We will only store, process and disclose your personal data where we have your consent or a legitimate interest and in accordance with the law.

We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

We do our best to protect your privacy through the appropriate use of information security measures.

GDPR LEGISLATION

Networks (Floor Magazine – Floorinsite) computer systems are designed to comply with international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy – EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

Floorinsite’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.

PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

Our website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site Tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction.

We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us.

GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to identify you personally but Google does not grant us access to this.

_ga / _gid / _gat – we use these cookies for Google Analytics:

  • Determine which domain to measure
  • Distinguish unique users
  • Remember the number and time of previous visits
  • Remember traffic source information
  • Determine the start and end of a session
  • Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables

The analytics.js JavaScript library is part of Universal Analytics and uses first-partycookies to:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

 

Cloudflare Security

_cfduid – This is a Strictly Necessary cookie as it controls security features from Cloudflare, it cannot be disabled and doesn’t contain any user identification information.

Cloudflare security cookie – The cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (e.g. because they’ve completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again.

It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.

This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare’s security features and cannot be turned off.

Contact Forms

We may collect information about you when you submit a contact form to a listing.

This information may include but is not limited to, your name, email address, IP address and contact texts.

Handling this data also allows us to:

  • Send your contact message and details to the listings contact email.
  • Monitor the contact system for spam and abuse.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service.

The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL.

Listings

We collect information about you during the add listing process on our site.

This information may include but is not limited to, your name, email address, phone number, address, locations details including GPS coordinates and any other information that might be requested from you for the purpose of adding your business listing.

Handling this data also allows us to:

  • Display this information in a public facing manner (such as a web page or API request) and allow website users to search and view submitted listing information.
  • Send you important account/order/service information.
  • Provide a way for users to contact your listing via the provided contact information.
  • Notify you of user interactions such as but not limited to review and contact notifications.
  • Respond to your queries or complaints.
  • Set up and administer your account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify your identity. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.

Floors Magazine

If you choose to subscribe to Floors Magazine, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp whoprovide us with email marketing services.

We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.

Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list.

You can do this by unsubscribing using this unsubscribe link.

THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf.

These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the GDPR legislation:

SOCIAL MEDIA

We may collect information from other sources, such as social media platforms that may share information about how you interact with our social media content.

We do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third party sites or to whom it is disclosed.

You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking site that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be sharing.

If you do not want your networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that site and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information.

LINKING SITES

Floorinsite contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

We do not share information we gather with other websites.

HOW LONG WILL 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 view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).

Website administrators can also view and edit that information.

You can use this DATA RECTIFICATION link to request any changes with listings or data we hold.

SECURITY

Networks employ security measures utilising secured industry-standard technology to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information that you disclose through the Site or through our other means of communicating with you.

Personal information is stored in a secured database, Floorinsite is hosting on a secure server and have security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure our security measures which include: SSL, encryptions, restricted access, firewalls, anti-virus and malware protection.

REQUEST 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 by using this FORGET ME link.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

COOKIE POLICY

The cookies on our website are not used to store any personal information and are discarded
at the end of your visit.

When a website is visited, that site may write a cookie to the computer that is visiting the site.

Depending on the which website you visit, the cookie may store an array of information about the actions performed during the site visit.

One of the ideas behind the use of cookies is to enhance the visitor’s experience next time they visit – i.e. it may include a username or preferences, so you don’t have to re-enter on future visits from the same computer.

Turning Cookies Off

You can stop your browser from accepting cookies, or stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

Settings will be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.

Analytics Cookies – Social Media Platforms

Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by Google Analytics and WP statistics generates an anonymous analytics cookie.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before, your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site, but these cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

Analytics cookies are also generated on the social media platforms we use, information can be found here:

LinkedInTwitterGoogle PlusPinterestFacebookInstagram

Third Party Cookies

Some of our online partners may use cookies to analyse customer journeys similarly to Google Analytics.

In common with Google Analytics, they do not gather personal information via cookies.

For more information about cookies, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

Please use this COOKIE POLICY link to read more.

DATA BREACHES

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller is Networks whose office is based:Lewes Road, Ashurst Wood, West Sussex RH19 3SX – Telephone: 01342 323343

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Our data protection officer is Claire Stroud, telephone: 01342 323343 or email: [email protected] or use this CONTACT DPO link.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments.

We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

 

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