INTERNET PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
This policy will explain:
- areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details
- how we process, collect, manage and store those details
- how we adhere to your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR
Additionally it will explain the use of:
- Cookies or software
- advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties
- the download of any documents, files or software made available to you on this website
Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, TaoWander.com and its third parties interact with you and your computer/device in order to serve it to you.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This policy will be updated, as necessary, after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive, or any other electronic devised used to view this website, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system, if available, upon their first visit.
Visiting and surfing on our website is possible without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically.
Please note, however, that these settings may have negative effects on the usability and user guidance of websites and other online services. You may delete cookies stored in your browser at any time. Information stored in such cookies will be removed from your device.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software, including Google Analytics, to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Consult your device’s help files if you wish to disable or delete these Cookies from your device.
We do not record any personal data (not your name, address, telephone number or email address) other than that voluntarily provided by you, e.g. as part of commenting on articles, a survey or when attempting to enter into a contractual relationship, such as if we introduce a membership scheme.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website contains sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have their own detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
These advertising partners include, but are not limited to, Amazon and Google Adsense.
Users should therefore note that they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) & Targeted Advertising
Online Behavioural Advertising (also known as OBA or targeted advertising), is a technology that allows the display of advertising, which is tailored to your preferences , with the aim of making the adverts more relevant and interesting to you.
They are based on the previous anonymous surfing behaviour of Internet users. Some providers are using cookies for this.
TaoWander.com does not directly conduct OBA. However, it is conducted by our third party partners, including (but not limited to) Google Adsense.
More information on online behavioural advertising can be found on the websites of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA).
Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
Contact & Communication With Us
Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.
Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages
We currently do not operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish.
Subscribers to this Website
Users can subscribe to receive notifications of new posts through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.
Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, which provides a link to unsubscribe in the email notifications that they receive.
Should this system fail to work, then Subscribers should contact us at email@example.com
We endeavor to include quality, safe and relevant external links. However, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter.
This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zzGGvwp). Users should use sensible caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.
Social Media Policy & Usage
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles.
We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
Our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. Users use these social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.
You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Resources & Further Information
Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Data Protection Act 1998
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
The Guide to the PECR 2003