Privacy Policy

Our privacy promise

We respect your personal data and your right to privacy.

We will never sell your data to third-parties.

We do collect data to ensure that Wise Living Magazine is able to function properly, such as when using comments forms. We will inform you when we collect, store and use your personal data and give you the option to opt into data collection.

We will also make it easy for you to manage the data we hold about you, as well as be clear on what cookies we use and why so you can make an informed choice to visit Wise Living Magazine.

If you have any questions, please contact our data protection officer at [email protected].

Who we are

Our website address is: https://wiselivingmagazine.co.uk.

Wise Living Magazine is published by the Wise Living Network Limited (company number 11540994) and our registered office is 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX.

You can contact our data protection officer at [email protected] with any data-related questions regarding Wise Living Magazine and your data.

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.

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 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.

Google Adsense advertising cookies

We use Google Adsense to serve advertising on Wise Living Magazine. Google uses cookies to help serve the ads that it displays on the websites of its partners such as Wise Living Magazine, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website such as Wise Living Magazine, a cookie may be dropped on your browser.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your previous visits to Wise Living Magazine or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, and third-party articles). 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 website visitors and behaviour. We do not collect individual data, and all data collected is in accordance with Google Analytics’ privacy policy.

This includes all cookies: _ga, _gid and _gat_gtag. Cookie data is kept 26 months.

You can read Google Analytics’ Privacy Policy for more information.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Disable Cookies in Chrome
Disable Cookies in Firefox
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Disable Cookies in Internet Explorer

Who we share your data with

We do not currently share your personal data with any third-party.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), 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). 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 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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We use Askimet to ensure we stop harmful spam and malicious comments from being posted. As part of this, comments are filtered by Askimet.

You can find out more about Askimet’s privacy policy at https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/.

How we protect your data

Wise Living Magazine uses SSL security to ensure all data is encrypted. Our data is subject to scheduled back-ups and data is stored securely off site in an encrypted format.

Only authorised individuals in the Wise Living Network have access to personal data, and data is accessed using secure computers with encrypted hard drives.