We take your privacy seriously at AudioPlus.
This policy applies where we are acting as data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors. In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our”, refers to AudioPlus.
1. What Personal Data is collected and why we collect it
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.
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.
1.3. Contact Form
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.
We describe the specific cookies used in the sections below.
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.
reCAPTCHA is a service provided by Google that we use alongside our contact form to manage spam.
1.4.3. Google Analytics
We use the cookies from Google Analytics to monitor and track visitors to http://www.audioplus.org.uk.
They help us to improve our website to offer you a better service.
1.4.4. Facebook Visitor Action Pixel
1.4.5. Controlling Cookies
Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about modifying cookie settings;
1.5. Embedded Content from other websites
1.6.1. Google Analytics
We use the Google Analytics service from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) to analyse our website visitors.
We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymisation enabled. This means that Google will truncate the IP address of users within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
If you’d like to opt-out of Google tracking then you can learn more about it here.
The retention period for this data is 38 months.
1.6.2. Facebook Visitor Action Pixel
This allows user behaviour to be tracked after they have been redirected to the our website by clicking on a Facebook ad.
This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes.
The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, which is why we are informing you, based on our knowledge of the situation.
Facebook may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy which you can find here.
You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.
Facebook informs you of how to opt-out of this. Read more here.
2. What Rights you have over your data
If you have visited 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.
3. Where we send your data
Visitor comments many be checked through an automated spam detection service.
4. How we protect your data
For information on the security of the WordPress core, please visit WordPress here.
Third-party services, such as Google Analytics, are only used when they adhere to the highest levels of privacy and security.
Should a security data breach occur and customer data has been lost, stolen or potentially compromised our policy is to alert customers within 72 hours and the relevant authorities will be informed.