Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://www.thenorthernniche.co.uk operated by our trading business ‘The Social Gene’.

The safety and privacy of all of our readers has always been number one on our duty of care list.

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 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.

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

We have a contact form on our website for visitors to send us enquiries. We do not use these submission enquiries for marketing purposes. We will not keep your data any longer than the enquiry to which it was pertaining.

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.

Analytics

We use technologies, such as cookies, to customise content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners.

We use Google Analytics on the site which uses cookies. This enables us to gather information that helps us improve our visitors experience.

We also use the Facebook Pixel in the same way with cookies.

Find out more about how these cookies are used at Google’s ‘safeguarding your data’ page and Facebook’s own GDPR policy page.

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.

If you subscribe to our newsletter via Mailchimp.com please know that we use their double opt-in service. This enables you to authorise use of your email address. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time.

You can also opt-in to receive single notifications when we publish a new blog post. This works on a double opt-in service too and you can also unsubscribe at any time.

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. Contact us any time at hi@thenorthernniche.co.uk

Where We Send Your Data

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

Your Contact Information

If you need to speak to us about anything outlined . in our Privacy Policy then please contact us any time at hi@thenorthernniche.co.uk

Additional information

This policy is live as of May 22nd, 2018. We reserve the right to make amendments if any of the information changes or there are any updates to the law and GDPR.