Privacy and Data Policy

This policy covers the use of this website. Engagements are carried out with a similar driving philosophy. Only relevant data is collected, it is always stored locally or on client-managed services and destroyed after the engagement is complete unless archives are requested by the client.

Who we are

Our website address is https://viabc.co.uk. Our office address and registered office details are available on the contact page.

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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included otherwise visitors to the website can potentially download and extract any location data.

Contact forms

Any information you enter on a contact form will be processed by us and acted upon according to the explicit context of that form. Entering contact information on one form will not automatically subscribe you to any other service. Your information will be held offline for the duration of the engagement or required by legal obligations.

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.

If you visit our login page, 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 and will be identified as such (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

This site keeps anonymous, aggregate visit counts and error logs to monitor site performance.

Who we share your data with

Easy. No one, your data is never shared without your explicit consent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained until major website revisions. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that choose to register on our website, 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 while registered). Only 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 stored data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you subject to legal obligations.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service such as Akismet.

Member registration data, including name and email address is held on a database connected to this website. Contact forms send data directly to the office email service and do not store any information on the website database.

Your contact information

If you require clarification or action regarding this policy, please get in touch.