Information we collect
We collect information about users as they take part in certain activities on our Platform. Most notably, basic user information is collected during the registration of a new user account on any of the sites on our Platform, which includes but is not limited to email addresses and full names; users are under no obligation, however, to provide these and not doing so will not detriment your experience. While using our Platform, other demographic data such as gender and age may also be collected if the user chooses to disclose that information. Users are free to remove any and all such personal information that has been given—such as email addresses, gender, and names—at any point that they chose.
User Generated Content
When you make a contribution to any of the sites on our Platform, henceforth referred to as "user generated content" or USG, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. Public historical records will show when your contribution was made, as well as your username (if you are signed in) or your IP address (if you are not signed in). Any of this information is visible on the internet and can be found by search engines. Public contributions are associated with the user that contributed them and this information will be visible on the site.
Even if an article or contribution is deleted from the Platform, there is no guarantee that the information stored within the contribution is truly deleted. System administrators may be able to see the contents of the contribution as stored within relevant database tables on our servers. Only in the event of legal proceedings wherein the Company is required to remove all traces of a contribution can this be achieved.
Automatically received data
When you requests a page on any of our sites, the web server automatically collects information about you, such as the your IP address, browser version and type, type and version of your operating system, the URL that referred you to this site, and in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier. This data is used to provide a better experience for our users through determining ways to improve, administrate, and customise our site.
This data is stored in logs which are only accessed in the event that system administrators need to debug an issue on the Platform and is treated with explicit confidentiality and never shared publicly or by anyone outside of the Organisation.
Locally stored data
We do not share personal information with companies, organisations, and indviduals outside of Telepedia LTD unless one of the following circumstances applies:
- If you give us consent, we may ask if you’d like to opt-in to share personal data with third parties. You’re welcome to say no, and we’ll adhere to your request.
- For legal reasons we may share personal information with other companies and organisations if it is deemed necessary to:
- adhere to any law, regulation, or government request;
- detect and prevent security or technical issues;
- protect against harm to other users of our sites, or our company;
Alternatively, we may share your information with the Information and Commissioners Office (ICO) if we are legally required to under UK Law. Examples of this may include where there has been a data breach and, as a result, we must share the identification of all users involved and the data that may have been breached. If this were to happen, affected users would be contacted directly by the Company.
When this policy applies
This policy applies when viewing pages on any of our sites and using our services. It will not apply to any external links that are followed. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of sites that we link to.
We keep any identifiable information we have for the shortest possible time, in accordance with law. Non-private information, such as contributions to the site, may be kept indefinitely subject to our licensing. We keep information for a maximum of 90 days, or until it is no longer useful or needed; at this time, it is removed from our servers.