Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.inspirationindesign.uk.

This is a non-commercial, non profit website, run on an amateur basis, to help and support teachers of Design and Design & Technology

In compliance with UK and European data protection regulations, including GDPR, this privacy policy explains what personal information we collect from you when you visit our website. 

This website may collect personal information which we receive when:

We collect personal data when

  • you use our website
  • you contact us

What personal data do we collect

We use a range of page counter plugins (Details below), as well as a number of additional security plugins The information we collect, typically includes the commenter’s IP address, world & city location, date and time of visit and which pages have been visited. This information is not shared with any outside agency.

Why do we collect this information and what do we use it for?

We collect your personal information to:

  • to help improve the quality to the materials available and access to these
  • to provide you with services that you may request from us
  • meet our legal and regulatory obligations

Using the website

leaving Comments on the site

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 anonymised 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.

leaving Media on the site

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.

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.

SECURE AREAS

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.

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.

Who we share your data with

No information or data is shared with any outside agency. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, you should note that we do not have any control over these other websites. Once you have used any of these links to leave our site, therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting these sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.     

Your contact information

Contact Email – inspirationindesign@virginmedia.com

Additional information – Plug-ins

Visitor Statistics Pro, Page Visit Counter, Count per Day

We collect information about visitors using Visitor Statistics Pro and Count per day. The information we collect, typically includes the commenter’s IP address, world & city location, date and time of visit and which pages have been visited. This information is not shared with any outside agency.

Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. You can find their privacy policy HERE.

Akismet anti-spam

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). You can find additional information and their privacy policy HERE