Introduction - Who we are

This is the privacy notice for https://www.twoivy.co.uk. in this notice 'We' 'Our' or 'Us' will refer to 'Two Ivy'. This Privacy Notice is to inform you of what personal data we collect, how we use it and how it could identify you as an individual or company. 

So, What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?

On 'Two Ivy' we collect personal data such as names, email addresses and IP addresses. This data is collected through cookies embedded in our website and via comments personally written by you the user.

Cookies, what do we collect and how does that affect you?

Cookies are used throughout 'Two Ivy' for various different purposes as outlined below, but for the main reason of allowing me to see how you use the website and whats are most popular. This helps to recognise what content works and what doesn't.

If you leave a comment on 'Two Ivy' you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are solely for your convenience so that you do not have to dill in your details again when you leave a future comment. These cookies last only for a year.

If you have a google account and you log in to this site via our comments box, 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 last a year. If you select 'Remember me', your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your accounts, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saving in your browser, this cookie includes no personal data.

No cookie information collected via 'Two Ivy' is ever used to identify an individual.

Content used from other website and what you can expect if you choose to visit.

Some posts and content on 'Two Ivy' may include links to other websites, this includes Videos, Images and Purchasable items. If you choose to visit these websites you can expect the policies outlined by the specific website to apply. Unfortunately, if you do choose to access these websites I have no access over their data collection and you should review their individual Privacy Policy before visiting if you have any queries.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Comments left by you the user and how you can protect yourself.

Visitors leave comments on 'Two Ivy' at their own discretion, information provided is entered via Google Comments and no direct content is captured or stored by 'Two Ivy'. Your personal information is visible along side your comment, however the option to remain anonymous when commenting is also available, this should apply if you do no wish for others to see any personal information about you.

Google Analytics, What is it and how do we use it?

Google Analytics is in use on 'Two Ivy' it collects information about how you use the website and where you use it from.

'Two Ivy' uses Google Analytics to monitor blog statistics, this allows me to see what posts are being read the most and 'Two Ivy's' demographic audience. In other words we want to know if were getting a local audience, UK or an audience from international readers too.

The information that is logged by Google Analytics is never shared anywhere on the site, it is for our own personal use. 

If you would like to know more about Google Analytics and their individual company privacy policy it is available here.

So, your already here but exactly what rights do you have over your data?

If you have left comments, this is at your individual discretion, the ability to remain anonymous is the maximum way to prevent access to your personal data. However, if this option is chosen we or any user of the site won't be able to view any of your personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Do we send your data to high profile companies who will bombard you with a million spam emails?

No, its very simple, the only way in which your data is accessible is via comments. This is solely through an automated spam detection service. 

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This basically helps us moderate any future comments from you faster and allows them to be approved quicker. Moderated comments is for the purpose of blocking out spam content.

Your contact information.

If you have any privacy concerns with relation to your personal data available or obtained through 'Two Ivy' please email twoivy@hotmail.com