Privacy & Cookies
Who we are
Our website address is: forgeagency.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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 / Email Address
Using our contact form is the users choice, submitting the form will automatically be used as the users consent for the data to be stored and accessed by Forge Agency.
We will not sell or pass on any contact Form / Email data to a third party, unless where required to do so by law.
Ticking the checkbox will remove the user from the Forge Agency mailing list.
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.
Who we share your data with
We use email marketing software Mailchimp and Google Analytics. We will not sell or pass on any data to any other third party, unless where required to do so by law.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and it’s meta data 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, 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
Your data is stored on our hosting providers servers, their servers are based in the UK. Security is a top priority. 3m perimeter fencing, 25+ CCTV cameras, 24×7 personnel and electronic access control systems, safeguards the data hall from unauthorised access. For Googles policy on data please click here. For Mailchimps policy on data please click here.
Contact Forge Agency
If you require assistance with regards to data please Call: 01143 39 29 82 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How we protect your data
All user data is stored on password protected machines. No data is stored via flash pen drives / discs. All staff are trained on handling and storing data.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Forge will report certain types of personal data breach to the relevant supervisory authority. We will do this within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, where feasible.
If the breach affects individuals’ rights and freedoms, Forge will inform those individuals as soon as possible
What third parties we receive data from
We receive data from Google Analytics, our hosting provider and Mailchimp.