Privacy Policy

The privacy policy sets out how Hear Ben Speak uses and protects any data that you provide when using this website. Hear Ben Speak is committed to ensuring that your personal data is protected to the highest extent. If we ask you for personally identifiable information, then please rest assured that it will be used according to the terms of this privacy policy. Hear Ben Speak may update this policy from time to time. It is advisable that you check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any amendments made.

What we collect

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, when submitting a comment/response to one of our posts or contacting us via email.

Automatically-collected information

When you access our website, there is certain information that we automatically collect. This includes your browser type, operating system, IP address, geographical location, referring websites, pages viewed and the dates/times you accessed those pages.

How your information is used

The information collected is used to help understand your needs, improve the performance of our site and to consequently provide you with better service. Information collected may be used under the capacities listed below:

  • To maintain and operate our website
  • The internal keeping of records
  • To track and measure advertising on the website
  • Responding to your comments/queries
  • To protect, investigate and deter against illegal or fraudulent activities

Third-party use of personal information

This website may use third-party service providers to help run various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider will use your personal information as dictated in their own privacy policies. At the moment, the only third-party provider being used on our website is Google Analytics. This service provides details such as how our site is being used and any referring sites you used previously. Apart from your IP address, no other personally-identifiable information is collected by Google Analytics. We will not sell, distribute or reveal your personal information to third parties without your prior consent or when required to do so by law. However, we may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think may be of interest to you.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. They are used to help analyse web traffic, record user-specific information and customize web content based on your needs, likes/dislikes by gathering and storing information about your preferences. This information is used for statistical analytical purposes, after which the data is deleted.

Cookies do not give access to the information stored on your computer; they are simply used to provide you with better service by monitoring which pages you find useful and which you don’t. As a web user, you can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers are automatically set to accept them, but this can be changed in your web browser settings if you so choose to. At hearbenspeak.org, we currently do not use cookies, however, this could change at any time in the future. Our third-party services may use cookies and you are fully entitled to accept or decline them as you feel you need to.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Once you click on these links and leave our site, please note that we do not have any control over those websites or what happens there. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites. Conversely, those websites are not governed by our privacy policy. Therefore, it is advisable to look at the privacy policy of the website in question before using their services.

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to display advertisements on our website. These advertisements are for promotional purposes only.

Affiliate Programme Participation

This website may engage in Affiliate marketing. Hearbenspeak.org is a member of the Siteground Affiliate Programme. As part of this programme, we display advertisements on our website to direct customers to the Siteground website. The programme is designed as a means for participating sites to earn a commission on any sales made by Siteground through the advertisements displayed.

Security

We are fully committed to ensuring that any information you provide us with is kept secure. In order to protect against unauthorized access or disclosure, we have stringent measures in place to safeguard the information we collect online

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and any updates will be displayed on this page. If you have any concerns or believe that we are not abiding by the terms set out in this Privacy Policy, please contact us immediately through the form in our contact page

Last updated: June 24th 2018

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