Your Privacy

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Important Information and Who We Are

This is the privacy statement for The Cyber Solicitor. This statement tells you what personal data we collect about you and what we do with it. References to β€œwe”, β€œus” and β€œour” in this statement means The Cyber Solicitor.Β 

Our website is hosted on WordPress, a website creation and management service platform that allows us to host our website and deliver content for you. WordPress is owned and operated by Automattic and therefore processes your personal data when you use our website. To find out more information about how Automattic processes your data, you can read their privacy policy.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or how your personal data is processed, please contact us via email at yourprivacy@thecybersolicitor.com.

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πŸ“ The Data We Collect About You

Personal data means any information about a person from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

The types of personal data we collect includes:

Contact details. Your name and email address

Visitor interaction information. If you have a WordPress.com account, your WordPress username, profile picture, website and the date you followed our website.

Technical data. Your IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, mobile network information and other information about the devices you use to access our website.

The types of personal data that we do not collect includes:

Sensitive data. Details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data. Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions or offences.

Data from children. This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data from children.

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πŸ“₯ How Your Personal Data is Collected

The ways in which your data is collected includes:

Direct interactions. You give us your contact details and some technical data when you send us a message through our contact form. You also provide us with visitor interaction information when you follow our website with your WordPress.com account.

Automated technologies. As you use our website, we automatically collect technical data. We collect this data using cookies (see the πŸͺCookies section).

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βš™οΈ How We Use Your Personal Data

We only use your data for particular purposes. The table below details the ways in which we use your data.

ActivityType of Data
Responding to your inquiriesContact details (including the content and time of your message)

Technical data (your IP address)
Seeing who follows our websiteVisitor interaction information
Operating our websiteTechnical data
Viewing statistics and insightsTechnical data

We cannot see the technical data used for operating our website β€” this information is stored in cookies (see the πŸͺCookies section). 

We also cannot see the technical data used when viewing statistics and insights for our website. For example, we can see how many views a particular article has, but we cannot identify which specific visitors viewed that article.

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πŸ“‘ Who We Share Your Personal Data With

Since we use the platform provided by Automattic to host our website, your data will be shared with Automattic. Otherwise, we do not share your data with any other third parties unless we have your consent to do so or we are legally required to do so.

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πŸ—„οΈ How Long We Keep Your Data For

If we do not hear back from you within 6 months after we respond to one of your inquiries, then we will delete the data that you provided to us in connection with that inquiry.

We will be able to view your visitor interaction information until you unfollow our website.

Some of your technical data will be stored in cookies we use on our site (see the πŸͺCookies section). Other technical data will be stored for statistics and insights for 28 days.

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βš–οΈ Your Rights

For questions about exercising your rights under the relevant data protection laws, please contact Automattic.

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πŸͺ Cookies

What are Cookies?

A β€˜cookie’ is a small text file delivered by our website onto your device when you visit our website. Those cookies can then be accessed and used by our website at a later time. These cookies collect technical data.

We use β€˜session’ cookies which delete themselves when you leave our website. We also use β€˜persistent’ cookies which remain on your device for a certain time period even after you leave our website.

How You Can Block Cookies?

If you do block or delete cookies, certain parts of our website may not work properly. Nevertheless, you can block and delete cookies using your browser settings. The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:

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

What Type of Cookies Do We Use?

On our website, we use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

The table below sets out in detail the cookies that we may use on our website.

Service ProviderCookie NameInfo
Automatticwordpress_test_cookieType: Strictly Necessary

Purpose: Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled

Period of Storage: Session
AutomatticeucookielawType: Strictly Necessary

Purpose: Remembers whether the visitor has closed the cookie banner

Period of Storage: Persistent (6 months)

Please note that Automattic and other third parties may use other cookies, over which we have no control.

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βœ… Change Log

Below is a list of the major changes that have been made to this Privacy Statement over time.

  • 11 October 2020 – We added new short-form notices for the Privacy Statement and the Contact Page. This is so that it is easier and quicker for you to understand how we process your personal data.
  • 28 August 2020 – The table in the ‘How We Use Your Personal Data‘ section was amended to include the activity of WordPress users following our site and the data that is processed when this happens. The activity of visitors “liking” articles on our site was removed from the table as this feature is not in place on our site.
  • 24 July 2020 – The Privacy Statement was first published.

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