Who we are
Our website address is: https://eppingforestforum.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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. We expect people who upload media to our facebook group and website to have done so in the spirit of wishing to see their pictures shared and by sharing with us we may use your pictures in posts at certain times.
We use contact form 7 and mail chimp
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
Only email providers if you email us or we email you.
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. mailchimp and contact form 7
Your contact information
Your contact information if you have submitted it will only be used to contact you for the purpose of your enquiry and to contact you if we have information to share with you such as newsletters or campaigns. If you require us to delete your data please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do so. We do not pass your information on to other parties
How we protect your data
We only hold data within our own private network and server space and have protection on this.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We have data password secured if in the unlikely event of a breach we would notify you of this and what actions are to be taken.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive data from third parties such as local authorities and website hosts This information is kept separate from the website
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Spam protection using Brute Force and Wordfence