Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on The Twinkle Diaries 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 leave a comment on The Twinkle Diaries 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 The Twinkle Diaries 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.
Competitions & Other Information
We may collect the following information when you visit The Twinkle Diaries:
- Details of what content you read on this site
- Basic info about your computer, such as which browser you use, or which ISP
- What links you click to reach this site, and which links you click on this site
If you enter a competition, or comment on this site, you might be asked us to provide us with:
- A name
- contact information such as your email address
- details of your other online accounts, eg Twitter or Facebook
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We use this information to understand what kind of content you like to read and hopefully provide you with more of it.
Data provided is used for:
- Internal record keeping
- Website traffic analysis – what you read, and when
- The administration of competitions, such as collecting information that allows us to contact promotion winners
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on The Twinkle Diaries (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 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.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information by turning off ‘cookies’ in your web browser.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service but, that aside, we will not sell, distribute or otherwise share your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us, at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.