Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is owned and run by Andrew Turner and our website address is: https://outbiking.co.uk

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 anonymized 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.

Contact forms

If you fill in and submit the form on the contact page we collect the data shown in the contact form and hold these details for 4 weeks. This allows me to follow up and respond to your enquiry.

Amazon Affiliate Program

Out Biking is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.co.uk

Cookies

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on outbiking.co.uk. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to outbiking.co.uk and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

If you click on any of the Amazon links on this site a cookie will be stored on your computer for 24hrs to determin if you make a purchase. No personal data is collected by this cookie, it’s ONLY used to check whether a sale should be attributed to the source Affiliate ID.

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 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.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics on this site to track which pages and posts are visited the most by our visitors, this helps us to determin which areas of the site need improving. The way we use Google Analytics means that no personal data is being stored and IP’s are anomalyzed.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or share your data with any other company.

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.

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 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. If you would like to receive a copy of the data we hold about you or would like your data erased, please contact me on andrew.turner695@gmail.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website is hosted using a combination of CloudLinux and Litespeed Webserver to create a fully secure server environment.
All data transferred between you and the website is sent over a secure encrypted (SSL) connection.