The HE Byte respects the privacy of individuals including their personal data*. This page explains our approach to this important area.
*Personal data means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, one or more telephone numbers and an email address or other contact information.
The HE Byte
The HE Byte website has been established by a group of parents concerned about the freedom of all parents to fulfil their responsibility as the primary nurturers and educators of their children without undue interference from the State.
We only collect email addresses of individuals who request Email Notifications when we add new material to our website. The information supplied is collected by the WordPress plug-in “Email Subscribers & Newsletters”, which also generates the email notifications. It stores the email address on our domain host’s web server and only sends emails to those who have given their consent for us to do so. However, a person can change their mind at any time and withdraw their consent. Every email has a link to help the recipient unsubscribe if they wish to stop receiving emails.
When someone contacts us via one of our contact forms we use the email address they provide only to reply to the person(s) concerned.
We do not share the personal information we hold with another organisation for their own purposes and we will never sell personal information for any reason whatsoever.
How long we keep data
We keep a person’s email address for as long as they are subscribed to our Email Notifications. We can manually ensure their email address is deleted from the web server if requested to do so.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to a user’s device when they visit a website.
Our website uses WordPress software which employs cookies in order to allow it and some associated plug-ins to function. This includes allowing authorised users to log in to our website in order to upload or edit content. We do not collect data from these cookies.
Some cookies may be retained in a user’s browser for only as long as they visit our website, while others may persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.
Cookies used on our website
A list of the most common cookies set by WordPress and Jetpack for logged in users of the site is available on this page: WordPress & Jetpack Cookies.
How to change your cookie settings
To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Visitors’ IP addresses
The information collected includes the IP address, the date and time of connection and the page or file selected. We have legitimate interests in referring to this information to understand the number and nature of visits to our website.
Data Subject Rights
Under data protection law, a person has rights in relation to their personal data. Full information about these rights can be found on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
To make enquiries in relation to this privacy notice, exercise any of your data rights, or to make a complaint about our use of your personal information, please use this Contact Form.
If you are not satisfied with the way we deal with your complaint, you have the right to refer it to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You are also entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office without first referring it to us.
This notice was last updated on 16 August 2018.