Privacy Policy

General

NScaleNotes takes the protection of your personal data seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential.

When you use this website various pieces of technical data will be collected automatically, however you can visit our site without providing any personal information*. Personal information* will only be collected if you voluntarily provide this to us, for example, as part of your order, when opening a customer account or when registering for our newsletter.

* Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified.

This privacy policy describes the data we collect and how we use any personal information you choose to provide when you visit the NScaleNotes website.

Data Collection On This Website

The data collected on this website is processed by the website operator: NScaleNotes. You can contact the website operator’s using the form at the bottom of this page.

It is possible to visit our website without revealing any personal information. However, technical data is collected automatically as soon as you enter the website and during your visit. This technical data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website and to analyse how visitors are using the website. The technical data includes information such as IP address, the browser and operating system version being used and the files accessed during a visit.

Other data may be collected when you voluntarily provide it to us, for example, when making a comment or entering personal information on a contact form.

You have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal information and to request that errors in personal information be corrected or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the form on this page to exercise your rights or to ask further questions about privacy and data protection on our website.

Cookies

Some of the pages on this website use cookies to help improve user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is automatically stored on your device by your browser. Some of the cookies we use are deleted when you close your browser (these are called session cookies) and other cookies are stored on your device to allow us to recognize you if you make a repeat visit (these are called persistent 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.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can configure your browser to block cookies completely or inform you when a page uses cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject those cookies. Every browser has a different cookie management policy and further information on configuring these policies can be found in the Help menu of your browser. However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from using some of the features of our website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with 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.

Contact Forms

If you get in touch using a contact form we collect the data shown in the contact form. We do not use the information submitted through contact forms for marketing purposes.

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.

Embedded Third-Party Content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, maps, 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.

Third-Party Tools

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

Data Retention

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.

If you use the contact form the information will be stored only for as long as is necessary to respond to your enquiry.

For users that register on our website, 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).

Third Party Hosting

A third party provider provides the hosting service required to operate this website. All data collected during use of this website will be processed on its servers. Any processing on other servers is limited to what is legally required or what is described in the Embedded Third-Party Content & Third-Party Tools section of this document.

We use a GDPR compliant service provider with a secure data-centre located in the United Kingdom.

Your Rights

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.

Contact Us

You can contact the site administrator using this form: