Privacy Policy

It’s important that you thoroughly read the privacy policy shown below so you understand what data we collect from you, how we collect such data and how we use it.

Owner & Data Controller

MATTHEW’S Media Networks [currently not listed as a business, subject to change in late 2019] is a community group based in Cardiff, United Kingdom that provides media production and education services to local businesses and organisations.
Our website address is: https://matthewsnetmedia.co.uk.
A full list of our digital properties can be found at: https://press.matthewsnetmedia.co.uk/ownership.

You can contact our privacy department here:
Matthew Tyler-Howells
MATTHEW’S Media Networks / 37HRD
37 Handley Road
Pengam Green
Cardiff
CF24 2HF

GDPR@matthewsnetmedia.co.uk

Policy Terms

Throughout this privacy policy document, the terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “owner” refer to MATTHEW’S Media Networks. The terms “you”, “visitor” and “user” refer to you, the visitor to the website.

We use an opt-out system for agreeing to the terms. By visiting this website, you are automatically accepting our privacy policy and terms of service, available here. If you do not agree to the privacy policy and terms of service, you must stop using this website and our services immediately. This does not prevent you from using externally hosted services, such as our social media pages, unless integrations are used. In this case, this will be explicitly told to you.

Types of Data Collected

Visiting This Website

We use analytics tools to monitor our website statistics. This is provided by Google Analytics, Google Maps and Google My Business. We do not directly use Google Analytics on our website, we only monitor the data provided by Google Analytics through Google searches for our website using Google’s services. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Read Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

User Registration

When you a register an account through our website, we will ask for your name, email address and phone number. We will also ask for you to create a unique username, and you can use social media login services which will gain access to your third-party login information and account information for the purpose of registering and logging into our website. Using third-party social media login services is optional. It is recommended that you create a standard email-based account with us first, then in account settings link your social media accounts if you wish. Your social media accounts will be tied to your WordPress-generated account, created through the login and registration form at https://matthewsnetmedia.co.uk/login

By creating a user account on our website, you agree to WordPress’ privacy policy and terms of service.
Read WordPress’ privacy policy here: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/about/privacy/

This service allows this Application to connect with the User’s account on the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook, Inc. Information taken from your account will include: your full name, email address, access requests and phone number.
Read Facebook’s privacy policy here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

This service allows this Application to connect with the User’s Google account, provided by Google Ireland Limited. Information taken from your account will include: your full name, email address and phone number.
Read Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Comments

Comments are disabled by default on blog, Web TV, press center and ‘edu’ posts. Some posts may have comments enabled. When you leave comments on this 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 e-mail 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.

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 forms

When you contact us through a contact form, or you use the forms shown in our member areas or service pages, you will be asked for your name, contact email address, phone number and address. Other information may be required depending on the form’s context, such as MNET ID code or access code. The access code is not the password you use to log in to this service, instead it is a randomly generated code that is sent to you and used to verify your identity.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Third-Party Services

We are not responsible for any third-party services and it is your responsibility to read their individual privacy policies and terms of service.

Storing of Data

This website is hosted by German firm 1&1 IONOS on servers in the United Kingdom and Germany. Additional routing through Cloudflare is also used, using networks in the United Kingdom, EU countries and United States of America. Our company is registered [pending] in England and Wales, two countries that make up the United Kingdom.

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.

We will retain your data indefinitely until you tell us to remove it. You can do this by using the contact information at the top of the page. If you delete your account from our website, your details will be removed but may remain in backups. Wherever possible, we will try to remove it as soon as possible if we are able to.

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.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will close our website down following a data breach and consult with our hosting partner, 1&1 IONOS (UK), our domain registrar, GoDaddy (UK) and our website provider, WordPress.org.