Last Updated: 25th May 2018

Hampshire Chess Association takes the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains which personal information we collect from you, how we store it and use it. It also covers how we treat information you give to us, and information we take from third parties. It contains important information about your rights. We hope you read the Policy carefully so you understand and feel comfortable with how we treat your personal information. By engaging with us in the ways set out in this Policy, you confirm that you have read and understood the entirety of this Policy, as it applies to you.

Who We Are
This privacy policy applies solely to the website of the Hampshire Chess Association (HCA). Our website address is: http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk. A description of Hampshire Chess Association may be read at www.hampshirechess.co.uk/about/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We do not collect any personal information when you visit this website other than under the following circumstances –

  1. Site registration for authorised content creators.
  2. Contact form.
    Our contacts page provides a list of people that you may wish to contact. When using the contact form you are required to supply basic contact details for yourself. Those details are forwarded to the intended recipient and are also retained by us for a period not exceeding 1 year.  We do not use this data for any marketing purpose, it is retained solely for customer service purposes.
  3. Commenting on articles.
    When visitors leave comments on the 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 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/. If you have an account on this site, then after approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
  4. 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.

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 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Some site features may make use of third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors. These include social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more

Controlling Cookies
Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

Analytics
Site statistics are used to improve the website for visitors. We use Google Analytics. You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing  Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Who we share your data with
We do not share personal information.

How long we retain your data
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.

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.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your rights
You have the right to request:

  • information about how your personal data is processed
  • a copy of that personal data
  • that anything inaccurate in your personal data is corrected immediately

You can also:

  • raise an objection about how your personal data is processed
  • request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it
  • ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances

If you have any of these requests, please get in contact with our Webmaster.

Our contact information
The website data controller is our Webmaster. You may contact the webmaster via our contact form here.