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Who we are

This privacy statement covers The Sheffield Guide website at www.sheffieldguide.blog. Please read this statement carefully before accessing our content. Your use of the The Sheffield Guide website indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect.

The Sheffield Guide is committed to protecting your privacy, and keeping any personal data you share with us secure. Read on for more details about how we deal with data.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. You can learn more about cookies, and how to manage them, here: www.allaboutcookies.org

We collect some information from cookies to help us understand how you arrive on and navigate our website, as part of the basic functionality of our site. On The Sheffield Guide we may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.

  • For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.
  • A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

3rd Party Cookies

The Sheffield Guide utilises third-party software, such as Google Analytics, for statistics on our website usage, advertising and for social media plugin functionality.

Advertising and targeting cookies are also used, to help deliver advertisements which are relevant to you. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Please note that electing not to receive targeted advertisements does not mean you will receive fewer ads when you visit our site, simply that the ads you see will not be tailored to you.

Again, we recommend visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more about how to manage your cookies.

Comments

In order to enhance their use of the The Sheffield Guide website, users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. When visitors leave comments on the site we may 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.

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.

Occasionally we may need to remove comments from the site: either for legal reasons that could get us and you sued (e.g. contempt of court, defamation) or if a comment falls outside the realm of civilised debate (e.g. abuse, offensive or inciting hatred). Our decision is final.

Note that not all comments may be read or actively monitored and The Sheffield Guide accepts no responsibility for the content of comments posted to the website.

Mailing Lists

We offer an email newsletter including content such as Things To Do In Sheffield guides, a selection of our most popular articles and offers from local partners.

We hope you’ll love our emails. But if you want to stop hearing from us at any time, we’ll make it as easy as possible for you to unsubscribe from them. Simply hit the ‘Unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of an email, or Contact Us with any requests or concerns that you have.

We don’t share your email address with third parties, except with services that allow us to send you email, like MailChimp, or with your clear agreement.

Surveys

We may run reader surveys to make sure we’re staying in touch with what our audience wants from us. Information we ask for in these might include your age group, geographical location and socialising habits.

If you choose to take part in a survey we guarantee only to use the information you share as part of anonymous, aggregated survey results to inform our content. Any unique identifiers at an individual level received from your survey answers will be deleted from our systems after three months.

Payments

Payments are securely handled via our website by our third-party payment gateway provider Stripe.

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Third Party Links, Websites and Services

Our site contains links to websites and content operated by third parties. Such links do not mean or imply that The Sheffield Guide endorses, recommends, sponsors, or otherwise has any affiliation or relationship with any third party, and no affiliation or relationship should be presumed. The Sheffield Guide does not control and is not responsible for any aspect of such websites and content, nor are they covered in our privacy policy; please make sure to read their privacy policies if you choose to click through to third party sites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, social media posts, etc.). 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.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyse user movement.

Business Transitions

In the event The Sheffield Guide goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information may be part of the assets transferred.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, The Sheffield Guide may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on any The Sheffield Guide website.

Notification of Changes

Whenever The Sheffield Guide changes its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact the editor via our Contact Us page.

Complaints

If you would like to complain about anything on The Sheffield Guide, or any of our other assets, please Contact Us.

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