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What information do you collect?

Strolling Guides Privacy Policy

Strolling Guides is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our web site visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

This site is hosted in the United Kingdom and is subject to UK and EU Data Protection and Privacy Laws. We see no reason, therefore, to buy a TRUSTe certificate that offers you lower protection than you are already legally entitled to.

  1. What information do we collect?

    We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

    1. information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this web site (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
    2. information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our web site services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
    3. any other information that you choose to send to us.
  2. Cookies

    A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

    We use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies on this web site. We use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the web site. We use the persistent cookies to retain your preferences.

    Cookie NameIssued ByExpiryPurpose
    PHPSESSIDStrolling GuidesAt end of sessionUniquely identifies the session to the server.
    sg_5_4_34 *Strolling GuidesAt end of sessionIdentifies the session to the site software.
    zoomlevelStrolling Guides30 daysUsed to store your chosen size of large photo.
    cookiemessageStrolling Guides1 year Set if you dismiss the cookie warning message at the top of the page. Prevents it being re-displayed.
    __utmaGoogle Analytics2 years from when set or updated Used to measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor behaviour.
    __utmbGoogle Analytics30 minutes from when set or updatedUsed to record how long you spend on the site
    __utmcGoogle AnalyticsAt end of sessionUsed to record how long you spend remains on the site
    __utmt Google AnalyticsAfter ten minutesUsed to used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
    __utmzGoogle Analytics 6 months from when set or updatedUsed to record where you came from, e.g. search engine, page navigation, etc.
    __atuvcAdd This2 years from when set or update Used to make sure you sees the updated count if you share a page and return to it before Add Thisʼs share count cache is updated.
    __atuvsAdd This30 minutes from when set or updated Not documented.

    * The numbers may change.

    Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

    Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For more information please see the relevant manufacturerʼs web site. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many web sites, including this one.

  3. Using your personal data

    Personal data submitted on this web site will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the web site.

    We may use your personal information to:

    1. administer the web site;
    2. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the web site. and to resolve any problems with you may be having with the site;
    3. general email correspondence; and
    4. to send Electronic Greetings Cards.

    Where you submit personal information for publication on our web site, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

    We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for any purpose including direct marketing.

  4. Disclosures

    We may disclose information about you to any employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

    In addition, we may disclose information about you:

    1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
    2. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
    3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
    4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

    Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

  5. International data transfers

    Personal information that you submit for publication on the web site will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.

  6. Security of your personal data

    We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

    All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.

    Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

  7. Policy amendments

    We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our web site. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

  8. Your rights

    You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

    You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, we will never use your personal data for marketing purposes.)

  9. Third party web sites

    The web site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party web sites.

    In order to purchase the books mentioned on this site via Blackwellʼs Mail Order of 50 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ you will need to supply them with further information in accordance with their Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. We only receive summary statistical information from them.

    We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this web site. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about web site use by means of cookies that are stored on your computer. The information generated relating to our web site is used to create reports about the use of the web site. Google will store this information. Googleʼs privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

    Our Web Hosting Provider collects non-personal information about you, such as the type of browser you use or the web site from which you linked to this site. We use this information to assist us in providing an effective service on this web site. We may, from time to time, supply the owners and operators of third party web sites that have links to this site with information about the number of users linking to our site from their web site. You cannot be identified from any of this information.

    We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our web site. We do not display Google ads that are based on user-interest categories, and visit information from the site will not be used to help Google create interest categories. However you should note that Google will record visits to advertisersʼ sites and may use this information in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Googleʼs Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

    The links that allow you to share or bookmark information with other third party sites are provided by AddThis who collect information in accordance with their Privacy Policy. An option to opt out of targeted advertisements is available via that page.

    AddThis in turn use Media6degrees who provide a cookie opt out on their main page (bottom left as at the time of writing).

  10. Updating information

    Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

  11. Contact

    If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please contact to us. See our Contact Page for further contact information.