Privacy Policy

Who we are

Hello colleagues! Sociology at Work is a volunteer-run resource for applied sociologists and students. Our website address is: http://www.sociologyatwork.org. In summary, our privacy policy is that we do not use your data for any other purpose than what you agree to (for example, sending you updates if you sign up to our blog). We never pass on your details to third parties.

Privacy

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. We do no pass on this information to others or do anything else with the data.

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

If you contact us via our email or contact page, we will only respond according to our Commenting Policy. Your details are not used by Sociology at Work, or anyone else, for any other purpose than to reply to you.

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. Again, we do not use your data for any purpose nor do we pass this to anyone else.

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

Analytics

Our website tracks anonymous data of visitors using WordPress and Google Analytics, only to monitor which pages are popular, the keyword searches used to find us, and similar generalised patterns. We cannot—and do not ever wish to—track actions by individuals. Analytics are not shared to third parties by Sociology at Work.

Who we share your data with

No one!

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. We don’t send these data to anyone else.

Your contact information

We do not retain your contact information for any other purpose than what you approve. For example, if you provide your email to get updates on our blog, our website platform, WordPress, will automatically send you email updates. We don’t provide your contact to others.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our website uses two factor authentication, to notify us if an unauthorised party is trying to log into our website, so we can stop this from happening.

What third parties we receive data from

Sociology at Work, does not receive advertising, additional services or other data from external parties.

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