Privacy Policy

(Last updated 22.12.18)

Who we are

Our website address is: https://beyondthedojang.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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 anonymized 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 send us a message using our contact form, you grant us permission to use the contact details you provide to respond to your message. We will only use these contact details for this purpose and will not be in touch with you otherwise. We may wish to use, on the odd occasion, your comment within the contact form towards the promotion of our website. If this is the case, we will ask for your express permission to do so when we respond to your message. We do not store messages within contact forms for longer than 1 month from the date the message was sent to us.

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 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.

Subscribers

For ease to enable you to access our most recent as soon as it is published, we enable visitors with the option to subscribe to our website. The purpose of this is to notify you when a new post is published, and only for this purpose. Should you wish to opt-in this service, we will store this information you provide, until you either unsubscribe yourself from this service, or directly contact us for this intention.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, links to other websites, 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.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics software and Jetpack to enable us to collect data such as content popularity, social media platforms our content is shared, geographic location of the visitor, and number of page/ content views. We enable the GDPR features of these analytics software.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your information with any third party. We have Google Analytics and Jetpack software that will generate some information about the users who visit our website. This data you provide is purely used by us only to determine content popularity, social media platforms our content is shared, and the country of the visitor to our website / shared content action. Your identity, including IP address, remains anonymised.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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 contact information

We will only use your contact information, provided by you and with your consent, for the purpose to respond to messages you send. We do not store contact information except for the period specified for contact forms (1 month from date of message sent). This is to enable us to respond to you and any follow-up correspondence you may have with us.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have installed an SSL Certificate to provide a secure connection. There are also several plug-ins that we use to ensure that GDPR compliance is upheld in terms of giving you an option to consent to your data being submitted (where applicable) and storing your data in terms of comments on our content and the Google Analytics data which we receive.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Whilst we do our very best to ensure compliance with GDPR regulations, if there are any concerns about data breaches, please contact us immediately so we can look into your concern and rectify any issues. We will continue to be vigilant to prevent these circumstances from happening.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from the Google Analytics and Jetpack plug-ins, in accordance to their compliance policy, which enables us to determine popularity of content that will aid us in creating future content of value to our visitors. We also have a contact form, from the plug-in WPForms, which provides us details given by visitors who complete the form to contact us. The information provided is confidential and contact details will only be used to reply to the sender. We normally do not use details provided by contact forms for marketing purposes. Where we potentially consider this, we will make this transparent to the sender and request permission to use and store as part of our content.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We follow the guidance by the GDPR regulations.