Last update: 20 June 2020 – updated wording for Mediavine Programmatic Advertising and changing comments provider from Disqus to WordPress
Previous update: 18 May 2018
Skint Media Limited, who runs the website SkintDad.co.uk, respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it.
- what we may collect
- why we collect it
- how we collect it and how it may be used
- how we may share it
- how long we keep your data
- your rights and choices about the data we collect
- how we keep it safe and secure
Who we are
We are Skint Media Limited and run the website Skint Dad (https://skintdad.co.uk).
Skint Media Limited is a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 09991508. Our registered office is at 1st Floor 8b Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom, TN1 1NU.
Skint Media Limited is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number ZA203267.
Skint Media Limited will be referred to in this policy as “we“, “us” or “our” and SkintDad.co.uk will be referred to as “website“.
What personal information we collect
Information you may give us
You may provide personal information to us such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to us by subscribing to the Skint List email newsletter or submitting a contact form.
Information we collect
We automatically collect certain anonymous information about your browsing behaviour to help us analyse the website and our service. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed or searched for, how long you visited, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.
Why we collect your personal information
We may use your personal information and data to enhance and personalise your experience and provide you with offers and services that may be of interest to you.
For example, we may:
- send you money saving updates by email, special offers or other information we think you may find interesting and that is relevant to you under legitimate interests.
- use the information we collect to enable us to administer the website, carry out analysis and improve the website.
How we collect and use your personal information
We may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their own privacy policies.
When you contact us via a contact form you may need to provide your email address. Where necessary, we will respond to you via email. We will not use your personal information for any other purposes.
You are able to use the contact form to send us a message, but we will be unable to respond to you.
When you register for the Skint List email newsletter you need to provide your email address. We use your email to send you regular money saving updates, special offers or other information we think you will find interesting.
All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click.
If you no longer want to receive the Skint List newsletter, there is always an unsubscribe option in every email. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe here.
When you leave a comment, your name will appear on the site, but your email will not be shown. You can choose to leave a comment anonymously. Your email and IP addresses cannot be seen by us.
Comments left on the website may be used in later research or in other articles on the website.
We may use session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. We also use traffic log cookies to see which pages are being used, which helps us improve our website. We only use this for statistical analysis and then the data is removed from the system.
The cookies cannot get access to your device or provide any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can modify or delete cookies in your browser settings, however, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.
You can find a list of our cookies here: https://skintdad.co.uk/cookie-policy/
To learn more about cookies, see the following websites:
Tracking and analytics
We may use Google Analytics and tracking tools to collect anonymised data that cannot identify you but enables us to improve our website and deliver relevant and useful content to you. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured. You can opt out of Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The website is hosted by Garbott Ltd. Personal information that may be collected when you visit the website will not be shared with Garbott Ltd. All data is stored on servers based in the UK.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
We may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. This will not cost you any extra.
Skint Media Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications or services. This list may be amended from time to time in the website’s sole discretion.
Who we share your data with
We keep all your personal information confidential.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission, are required to do so by law, or must in connection with legal proceedings.
We may also share anonymous aggregated data use with others, but will not include any personal information that could identify you. This is provided for marketing, advertising or other uses. For example, this may be analytics or information collected from cookies.
How long we retain your data
If you have not used our services for a reasonable amount of time, we may contact you to ensure you are still happy to receive communications. We may also delete your personal information.
Even if we delete your personal information, it may remain on a back-up or in archives.
Please refer to other third-party applications or services used by this website for further details on their data retention policies.
What rights you have over your data
You have rights to your own personal information:
- Opt-out – At any time, you may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails or you can unsubscribe from our newsletter here. You may also notify us by email to be removed from our mailing list.
- Access – You may request to access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to us.
- Amend – If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
- Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data.
- Restrict – In certain circumstances, you may request to limit the way we can use your personal information.
- Data portability – You can ask that we move, copy or transfer your personal information.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
If you want to exercise any of your rights or you have any concerns about how we use your personal information and data, please email us at [email protected] or write to us at Skint Media Limited, 22 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP.
If you have made a complaint and are not happy with our response you have the right to refer your complaint to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): https://ico.org.uk/.
How we store and protect your data
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Although we do as much as we can to keep your data safe, information shared via the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Use of children’s personal information
We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about or related to children under the age of 18. If we are aware that a child has submitted their personal information, we will remove their personal data from our records. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child who has given us personal information, please contact us immediately so we can delete it at [email protected]
Last updated: 20 June 2020