Privacy Policy

Introduction

 

The following Privacy Policy is presented by Kids of Bath to provide you with information about the data we collect and how we use, collect and store data. We are committed to protecting your data and will always endeavour to do the right thing with the personal data you choose to share with us. We recommend that before submitting any personal information, you read this policy in full.

 

Who are Kids of Bath?

 

Kids of Bath is a community website accessible by the public with the primary purpose of sharing useful information to families in Bath and surrounding areas. Our website address is: www.kidsofbath.com

 

What data do Kids of Bath collect & store?

 

You do not need to actively provide us with any information to browse the Kids of Bath website. If you wish to submit any content to the Kids of Bath website or engage with other users you will need to register with us. For registered users we will collect and store your name, email address, password and information you choose to provide us during any discussions we may have with you and the content of anything you post on the Kids of Bath website.

 

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

 

Why do we collect & store your information?

 

We store your name, email address and password so that you can log in and we can contact you, if necessary. We will not send you newsletters, mass email communications and we won’t sell your email address to anyone else.

 

Any discussions you have with Kids of Bath will be saved for our records and content submitted to the Kids of Bath website will be stored to facilite the website and for our reference.

 

Posts on Kids of Bath

 

Your posts on the Kids of Bath website will be visible to anyone browsing the Kids of Bath website but only your username will be visible on screen. Please do not include personal information (including photographs) belonging to anyone else within your posts, including ‘Chat’. Please be mindful that any information you choose to disclose about yourself could lead to someone working out who you are in ‘real life’. If you are at all concerned that you may have compromised your own privacy please contact hello@kidsofbath.com with the subject line ‘EDIT’ and we will do our best to help you out as soon as possible.

 

Posts on Kids of Bath – Classifieds & Directory

 

By posting or responding to a post on the ‘Classified’ section of Kids of Bath or posting on the ‘Directory’ you agree to Kids of Bath sharing your email address with other users of Kids of Bath. Please note that these communications are not handled within the Kids of Bath website nor are they overseen by our team. By using the Kids of Bath: Classified & Directory pages all users agree that they will only use the email addresses of other Kids of Bath user/s for the sole purposes of concluding the sale in respect to Classifieds or making contact with a listing on the Directory and for no other purpose and email addresses and any other information provided shall not be shared without permission and shall be deleted when no longer required for the purpose. Users agree to always communicate with each other with respect.

 

Posts on Kids of Bath – Events

 

The Kids of Bath events page uses a ‘plugin’ called the Events Calendar Suite. Plugins are external pieces of software that work in tandem with our website to offer additional functions. If you submit an event to this page we strongly advise you to review the Events Calendar Privacy Policy, https://theeventscalendar.com/privacy-policy/

 

Analytics

 

Kids of Bath use Analytics to measure and improve the website.  The analytics package we use is called Google Analytics. Google Analytics tracking is done via cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

 

Embedded content and third party websites

 

Articles on the Kids of Bath website 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.

 

The Kids of Bath webiste may contain links to other web sites not run by us. If you click on a link on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy poiicies or practices of any third party sites or services.

 

Amending and removing your data

 

You can amend or delete any information we store on you by emailing hello@kidsofbath.com with the subject ‘EDIT’. We will endeavour to amend or delete information as soon as possible. If you wish to de-register you can do so by emailing hello@kidsofbath.com with the subject ‘EDIT’. We will endeavour to amend or delete information as soon as possible.

 

How long will we hold your data?

 

Any personal data you give us or that we collect when you use Kids of Bath will only be retained for as long as necessary to perform its function. Your registration data is held permanently unless you deregister. Your posts (including ‘Chat’) will remain on the Kids of Bath website permanently unless you are deregistered. We will review the date periodically to ensure it’s still necessary to retain it.

 

Where is your data stored?

 

Your data is stored by our web hosting company Heart Internet. Unless you have turned cookies off, some data technology companies store your cookies; they do not have access to any personal information about you beyond your browsing habits.

 

Exceptional circumstances – safeguarding and official investigations

In the event of a matter concerning safeguarding or if we are contacted by the police about a breach of the law, we may share your personal information with the relevant authority without your permission. If we are compelled to do so by court, we will share your personal data to the extent specified in the order.

 

Data protection law

 

The new General Data Protetcion Regulation (GDPR) is effective from May 26th 2018 and requires us to inform you about our legal basis for processing your data. Our processing and collection of your data is either based on your consent, to comply with our legal obligations or to comply with our legitimate business interests provided such interests do not override your own interests, rights and freedoms.

 

The GDPR sets out different rights for you, which gives you greater control over how your personal information is used. Your right to be informed is one of them and this what we do when we provide you with this privacy policy. You have a right to access the data we store on you and this can be done be contacting us at hello@kidsofbath.com. Please put ‘Subject Access Request’ in the subject line. You have a right to rectification or to complete inaccurate personal data. All personal data can be rectified or completed by contacting hello@kidsofbath.com If your data has been processed on the basis of consent or for us to comply with a legal obligation or legitimate interest you have the right of erasure, also referred to as the right to be forgotten.

 

Changes

 

This privacy policy may be subject to change. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time and the updated policy will be posted on the Kids of Bath webpage. Please always refer to this webpage to be informed on how we collect and process your data.

 

Kids of Bath reserves the right to disclose, share or otherwise transfer user information in connection with a merger or acquisition of Kids of Bath. If this should happen, you will see a notification on these pages and in our terms of use.

 

Breach

 

We care about your privacy and we do our utmost to secure your date and to comply with all legal obligations and Data Proection Laws applicable in the UK. However should you experience or suspect a breach of personal data, please email us at: hello@kidsofbath.com . Please put ‘Breach’ in the subject headline. We will acknowledge receipt of your message and will begin investigations and keep you updated.

 

Get in touch with Kids of Bath

 

For other queries in relation to data protection please email us at hello@kidsofbath.com