Privacy Policy

 

If a website/app collects personal data, the Data Owner must inform users of this fact by way of a privacy policy.

 

It follows along the lines of GDPR. 

Personal information collected digitally includes:

 

  • First name and last name.

  • Mailing address.

  • Billing address.

  • Email address.

  • Phone number.

  • Age.

  • Sex.

  • Marital status.

  • Race.

  • Nationality.

  • Religious beliefs.

  • Bank card information.

 

Other information might relate specifically to customer actions within the site. E.g. If the WBC website allows users to share pictures, comment on posts, or like other user's information, you might collect all that data, as well.

 

Legal

 

The Data Protection Act 2018. 

It controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

 

Cookies Policy 

 

What are cookies?

 

Cookies can be defined as a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

 

There are three types of cookies: 

 

  • First-party cookies:  Set by the website the potential visitor is visiting. Only that website can read them. 

 

  • Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are created by domains that are not the website (or domain) that you are visiting. These are usually used for online-advertising purposes and placed on a website through adding scripts or tags. A third-party cookie is accessible on any website that loads the third-party server’s code. E.g. A website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies.

 

  • Persistent cookies: These cookies are saved on your computer and are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

 

How are cookies used?

 

Most times third-party cookies improve web experience. These cookies may cause the ads you see to be personalized and tailored to the content you’ve interacted with in the past. It’s up to the user to analyse the risks and rewards. E.g. Some ecommerce websites will promote relevant discounts and show special prices to users they’ve tracked.

 

How can the visitor manage cookies on the WBC?

 

  • Opt-in consent is a cookie consent model that requires the user to take an affirmative action to consent to the processing of their data. The user must offer consent actively by checking a box or completing a similar action that consents to the selling of their personal information. Unlike opt-out consent, opt-in consent complies with the GDPR because it provides full transparency into data collection and gives the user the option to opt-in. It doesn't allow for the gathering of data until the user explicitly opts in either verbally or written. – This will be the best course of action for WBC to take when requiring Cookie consent. A default form of coding will allow the Term  of SU Code of Conduct.

 

  • Utilisation of an opt-out cookie. It enables users to block cookies from being dropped on their device from specific websites. The opt-out cookies notifies the website to not to drop any cookies which include third-party cookies on the user's device.

 

Legal

 

In the UK, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Follows the regulations around the Cookies.