Privacy Policy

Last Modified: 19/06/2020

Hello, It’s Chris here. Data protection is a fundamentally important part of your dealings on the web. I care about how my data is used elsewhere so it is only right that I share with you how your data is used here on proeprtyplunge.co.uk. Please read the following carefully to make sure you fully understand and consent with it’s use before continuing.

What Data Is Collected & How Is It Used?

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 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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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 Form:

The following data is collected by the Ninja Forms WordPress Plugin, & transmitted through ionos email service. Please see their respective privacy policies here and here. Data you provide here is given with your consent on submission.

Your Name, collected so I know how to best address you when corresponding back.

Email Address, so that I may reply to your message.

How You Heard About The Site, for management reporting – so I may understand what marketing techniques are best working.

Your Message, for you to be able to contact me.

Subscription Option, to know whether or not you wish to subscribe to the website – more information in the following section.

Subscribe Form:

The following data is collected by the Ninja Forms WordPress Plugin, & transmitted through ionos email service. Please see their respective privacy policies here and here. Data you provide here is given with your consent on submission.

Your Name, collected so I know how best to address you when corresponding.

Your Email Address, so that you may receive marketing material from propertyplunge.

You may opt out at any time from email subscriptions by emailing “Opt Out” to chris@propertyplunge.co.uk, this information will be visible on all email correspondence you receive through your subscription.

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.

How long is your data retained

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.

If you submit a form, whether that be subscription or contact form. Your data will be retained indefinitely.

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.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google’s suite of analytical information services such as Google Analytics & Google Search Console. For information on how Google collects and uses your data please refer to the relevant Google web pages.

Who Has Access To The Data We Collect?

Your data is processed and accessed as described above by the help of third parties who have the infrastructure in place without which it would not be possible for Property Plunge to fulfil its service to you. Examples of these services are outlined below, for any further information about this please email chris@propertyplunge.co.uk

  • Financial transactions, to process any payments you make.
  • Customer service communication platforms, so that we may correspond effectively.
  • Data capturing services to help us correspond and interact effectively; such as forms platforms, web caching and cookie management.
  • Web hosting and email services.
  • Email management services.
  • Web design and programming services.
  • Analytics and reporting services.

Third Party Websites

This website links out to different websites from time to time. Please bear in mind that Property Plunge does not control the privacy policies of those websites. Make sure to review the policy of those websites before you provide any personal data.

Data Security

This website takes measures to protect the security of any data provided. Property Plunge makes use of an SSL Certificate Wildcard provided by ionos as part of of it’s hosting package. That being said, Property Plunge makes no assurances about our ability to prevent any loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we or our vendors obtain from you that may effect you or any third parties. If we suffer a data breach, procedures will be followed under UK law.

Final Note

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. It is requested that you check it regularly to see if any changes to the policy affect how you wish to interact with this website. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact chris@propertyplunge.co.uk

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