Who we are

Our website address is: https://blog.centricsecurity.co.uk.

The blog is owned and run by Centric Security Ltd, and further information can be found at https://centricsecurity.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors 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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Any Contact form used on our sites are explicit communication between you and us. We will not pass your details to any other companies unless we gain specific direction from you to do so. By using the contact forms on our site, you agree for us to keep your email address on file for future communications. If, at any time, you wish for us to remove this information, you need simply instruct us to do so.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Statify to analyse site data.

Statify provides a straightforward and compact access to the number of site views. It is privacy-friendly as it uses neither cookies nor a third party.

Data Privacy– In direct comparison to statistics services such as Google Analytics and WordPress.com Stats, Statify doesn’t process and store personal data as e.g. IP addresses – Statify counts site views, not visitors.

Absolute privacy compliance coupled with transparent procedures: A locally in WordPress created database table consists of only four fields (ID, date, source, target) and can be viewed at any time, cleaned up and cleared by the administrator.

Due to this tracking approach, Statify is 100% compliant with GDPR and serves as a lightweight alternative to other tracking services.

Period of data savingStatify stores the data only for a limited period (default: two weeks). Data which is older than the selected period is deleted by a daily clean-up job.

Who we share your data with

We don’t. We see no reason to share your data with anyone, after all, our services are to you and you alone.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), 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.

Where we send your data


Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not envisage any transfer of information to any international destination. Our routine offsite backups may contain information that is stored on multiple locations, though this information will only be held within the European Union within the constraints of GDPR. Any details around where your data is held for backup purposes can be obtained by contacting us, as we may hold backup data in different locations for different customers.

Your contact information

Additional information

For any further information, please contact us via Email:

Enquiries@centricsecurity.co.uk