Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies

Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and TheWordTribe.com, the owner and provider of this Website. TheWordTribe.com takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions, which can be found at: https://www.thewordtribe.com/terms-and-conditions.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

 1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used: 

Data

collectively all information that you submit to TheWordTribe.com via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;

Cookies

a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);

Data Protection Laws

any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;

GDPR

the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;

TheWordTribe.com,or us

TheWordTribe.com – this website (D Shaw, registered owner) Please note: this website is run as a personal hobby. It is not a business, is not for profit and has no employees.

UK and EU Cookie Law

the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

User or you

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) an administrator of  TheWordTribe.com and acting in the course of their administration or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to TheWordTribe.com and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

Website

the website that you are currently using, www.thewordtribe.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

 2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation: 

 a. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

 b. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

 c. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

 d. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";

 e. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

 f. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

 3. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of TheWordTribe.com and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

 4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, TheWordTribe.com is the "data controller". This means that TheWordTribe.com determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

 5. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you: 

 a. name;

 b. contact Information such as email addresses;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

 6. We collect Data in the following ways: 

 a. data is given to us by you;

 b. data is received from other sources; and

 c. data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

 7. TheWordTribe.com will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example: 

 a. when you contact us through the Website, e-mail or through any other means;

 b. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;

 c. when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;

 d. when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is received from third parties

 8. TheWordTribe.com will receive Data about you from the following third parties: 

 a. Facebook; We will be notified if you ‘like’ or ‘share’ something from the website

 b. Pinterest; We will be notified if you ‘pin’ or ‘save’ something from the website

 c. PayPal; We will be notified of purchases and/or payments you make, but will not see or handle your payment / financial information.

 d. Wix & Wix payment system; we will be notified of purchases and/or payments you make, but Wix’s system will process your payment or financial information, not Us. Check Wix’s policies for more information.

Data that is collected automatically

 9. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example: 

 a. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

 b. we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".

Who we share Data with

 10. We will not share your Data with any third parties. Any data shared with third parties will be volunteered by you for the purposes of making purchases and/or using our services in accordance with this privacy policy.

Keeping Data secure

 11. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

 a. access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.

 b. we store your Data on secure servers.

 12. Wix, with whom our website is hosted, is certified to PCI DSS. This family of standards helps us manage your Data and keep it secure. 

 13. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: connect@thewordtribe.com.

 14. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

 15. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

 16. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

 17. You have the following rights in relation to your Data: 

 a. - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.

 b. - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

 c. - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.

 d. - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.

 e. - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.

 f. - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

 18. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: connect@thewordtribe.com.

 19. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.

 20. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Transfers outside the European Economic Area

 21. Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA.

 22. We will only transfer Data outside the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, eg by way of data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organisation in receipt of the Data is based in the United States of America.

 23. To ensure that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties we share your Data with. This ensures your Data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with the Data Protection Laws.

Links to other websites

 24. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Cookies

 25. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. TheWordTribe.com uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products. TheWordTribe.com has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

 26. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

 27. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling TheWordTribe.com to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

 28. This Website may place the following Cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

 29. You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.

 30. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

·      Cookie settings in Firefox

·      Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

·      Cookie settings in Google Chrome

·      Cookie settings in Safari (OS X)

·      Cookie settings in Safari (iOS)

·      Cookie settings in Android

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  • You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings. 

  • For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. (note that this website is not provided by us, and we, therefore, cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability).You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

 33. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

General

 34. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

 35. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

 36. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

 37. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

 38. TheWordTribe.com reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact TheWordTribe.com by email at connect@thewordtribe.com.

Attribution

 39. This privacy policy was created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (https://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk).

05 July 2019

 

Cookies Schedule

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

Strictly necessary

We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

beatSessionId

Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.

beatSessionTs

Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.

CookieConsent

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain

hs

Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.

JSESSIONID

Preserves users states across page requests.

TS#

Unclassified - session only, from Wix.com

XSRF-TOKEN

Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor. From thewordtribe.com


Analytical/performance

We use the following analytical/performance cookies:

fedops.logger.sessionId

Registers statistical data on visitors' behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.

utma Cookie (Google Analytics)

A persistent cookie - remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around purchasing sales funnels.

utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookie (Google Analytics)

These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user. Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired. This is a standard 'grace period' in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.

utmz Cookie (Google Analytics)

Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.


Functionality

We use the following functionality cookies:

fedops.logger.sessionId

Registers statistical data on visitors & apps; behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.