Who we are

Our website address is: https://clark.education

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

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.

We send information, about visitors who post comments, to our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and this site’s URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, email address, and the comment itself). Akismet’s privacy policy is here: https://akismet.com/privacy/.

Cookies

A necessary cookie stores your cookie settings for one year (unless you remove that cookie from your browser).

Another cookie is used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. This protects this website from attacks. This cookie is stored for 29 days.

The third necessary cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser and allows the website to load faster (relating to the Twitter feed on the website). This is a persistent cookie.

If you consent (and only if you consent) to accept ‘statistics’ cookies, these are for us to use Google Analytics (these are clearly stated in our cookie consent pop-up when you first use this site). If you consent to ‘marketing’ cookies, a cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about your device and behaviour and tracks you across devices and marketing channels, and a second cookie sends similar data to Twitter.

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.

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

We use Google Analytics to measure the traffic to our site and to identify the countries of visitors. See this link for how Google uses that data: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Note that we do not use advertising or marketing features.

If you choose not to accept cookies for ‘statistics’ or ‘marketing’, then no data will be sent to Google from your device. You may also choose to use a browser cookie blocker on your device.

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.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service (Akismet – see above).

When you visit this site and allow statistics and/or marketing cookies, data is sent to Google.

Contact information

Please contact me directly for privacy issues – [email protected] this website’s domain.