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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://thesportszone.co.uk. We are part of a network of other news websites.

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

Data which is entered into our contact forms will be retained in our database indefinitely for our and your reference. On request, we will happily remove your response from our backend database. This data is stored so that we can keep a record of questions, compliments and suggestions which we receive. These help us improve our website and service.

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.

If you visit our login page, 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.

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

Google Analytics is embedded on every page on this website. It gives us an insight to how our users are engaging with our content. It counts how many visitors we get, how long they stay on the page, how they found our website and the country they come from. None of this data can be used to identify who you are. You are completely anonymous to us.

Who we share your data with

  • Google Analytics
  • Jetpack

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.

Your contact information

You can contact us via email at help@thesportszone.co.uk.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your data by only hosting our website and database on extremely secure servers. We have full faith that these are secure and will be extremely hard to hack into to steal data. Everything is password protected and we have internal policies that ensure data is processed with complete care and discretion.

Passwords for your account on our website is encrypted so that hackers wouldn’t be able to access it. Not even the site administrators can! You can have complete faith that your account will not be accessed unlawfully.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach was to happen, we would immediately inform everyone who has been affected by it. We would disclose what data has been breached and what they can do to stop any other impacts (change passwords etc.)