PRIVACY POLICY

Katzenworld Ltd which operates https://katzenworld.co.uk respects the privacy of every individual who visits its websites. Any information collected about you will be used to fulfil any service you might request, to inform you about new stories that you’d be interested in and also to improve how we serve you. Your data will be treated in accordance with relevant European Union and local country legal provisions. Your information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of Katzenworld, its affiliated or associated companies, and its partners, agencies and licensees of any of these companies, and any other companies with which Katzenworld has directly or indirectly arranged services for your benefit with the exception of required data sharing for features you choose to sign-up for, further details on this can be found below.

Katzenworld will not collect personal information about you using cookies however by enabling cookies or keeping cookies enabled, you are providing your consent to Katzenworld storing cookies on your browser. Please note that disabling cookies is likely to impact website functionality and your experience of the Katzenworld website.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to describe the types of information that we collect from you when you visit our site and explain how we use this information.

Katzenworld stores all of it’s data on an EU server apart from the legacy MailChimp newsletter list. All new subscribers and contact requests are stored within the local and protected database of Katzenworld.

By providing us with your details through our contact forms you permit us to contact you in regard to your query or other areas if relevant and in line with our below Privacy Policy.

DATA PROTECTION

We protect the data in strict accordance with the Principles of the European Union Data Protection Framework Directives, in particular EU Directive 95/46/EC

Any information that you choose to provide us with about yourself will be held on a secure computer server in the United Kingdom. The server software (SSL) encrypts all the information you supply us.

This ensures, among other things, that data we hold about you is processed lawfully and fairly. We aim to ensure that the personal data stored will be accurate, relevant and not excessive. We will keep the data up to date and not retain the information longer than is necessary. We will keep data securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you and correct any inaccuracies.

Katzenworld will not share or loan any identifiable information about you to any third party without your consent. We may share generalised information about site visitor patterns with partners or other parties in such a way that individual visitors can never be identified. It is possible to view our site without providing any personal details. However, without registering your details you will not be able to receive further communications from us such as new post notifications or the ability to submit your own stories to our website.

Who we share your data with:

MailChimp

MailChimp for the purpose of Newsletters. We’ve started migrating users to our CMS managed Newsletter service run via the Mailpoet plugin so this only applies to people that have signed up for our legacy Mailchimp Newsletter. In the coming months all subscribers will be migrated to the new Newsletter service to avoid sharing of data entirely.

MailPoet newsletter & emails

If you have subscribed to our newsletter or if you are a member of our website (you can log in) there is a good chance you will receive emails from us.

We will only send you emails which you have signed up to receive, or which pertain to the services we provided to you.

To send you emails, we use the name and email address you provide us. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.

This website can send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.

No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED

We collect your personal information via a registration / contact us form.

This information may include data such as your name, email address.

We use this information:

  1. To help make your visit more enjoyable
  2. To send you relevant content as per your chosen Newsletter options
  3. To answer any questions you may have
  4. To enable you to submit content directly to our news portal

If you choose to receive information or other communications from us, you can select that option by ticking the relevant box on the registration form. You can also contact us at any time if you don’t want to receive any more communications from us by using the Contact Us link on the website or by unsubscribing within your Newsletter.

Examples of where we collect data and what is collected:

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.

Media

If you are a contributor and upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Giveaways

When running giveaways, we are collecting your email address so you can collect entries and grow your chance of winning. A winner or multiple winners will be selected at random from this list.

Email addresses that are saved are when used to contact you via our Newsletter / Email distribution service Mailpoet.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTED DURING YOUR VISIT TO OUR SITE

Whenever you browse the katzenworld.co.uk website, read pages, or download information, our computers automatically record certain information about your visit from the computer you use to access our site.

This information does not identify you personally. It just tells us how many visitors come to our site and the types of computers they use. With this information, we can improve our site for all our visitors and make it more useful to you.

The information includes the following:

  1. The date and time you access our site.
  2. How many and which pages you visit during a ‘session’ on our site and how long you were on the site.
  3. Your Internet domain name (this might be your internet service provider such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk or your place of work) and the ‘IP’ address (this is a number assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) which allows you to access our website.
  4. The Internet browser you use (e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox) and your computer’s operating system (e.g. Windows 10, macOS).
  5. The site you were on before you linked to katzenworld.co.uk (e.g. Google or Bing if you found us from a search engine).

PROTECTION OF EMAIL ADDRESSES

Your email address is only used for the purposes of replying to you unless you have given consent by signing up to one of our Newsletter options.

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.

For users that register on our website, 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.

DATA PROTECTION ON PIXEL TAGS

We may use “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that fetched the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, we may use “format sensing” technology, which allows pixel tags to let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.

MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVACY?

You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and make corrections if necessary. You also have the right to ask us to not use your information for marketing purposes by choosing not to give your consent on the registration forms.

If you have any specific questions that are not covered in this section, or want to know what information we currently store on you, please https://katzenworld.co.uk/contact-us/

If you have a specific data protection concern or complaint, you can address it to our Team via the above contact us page.

What Is A Cookie?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly – most major websites use cookies. Cookies alone cannot be used to identify you.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come; the “lifetime” of the cookie; and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

  1. Session Cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.
  2. Persistent Cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Our Cookies Policy

How cookies are used on this site and what information is collected. Session Cookies are used:

  • To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information.
  • Within registration to allow you to access previously stored information.

Persistent Cookies are used:

  • To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (using a number, you cannot be identified personally) when you return to our website.
  • To allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly.
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
  • To provide connections to secure payment gateways you may use when purchasing products.
  • To provide connections to social media platforms for signing up via your social account or to share content from our website.

To learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org

Below you can find a list of the main Cookies that we use on our website:

Managing Cookies

Disabling, Enabling & Deleting Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. Guideline instructions on how to check cookies are enabled follow below:

How to set and customise your cookie settings for the browser you are using

How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.

How to manage cookies in Microsoft Edge

Cookie settings in Microsoft Edge can be found by clicking the More option and then the Settings icon.

How to manage cookies in Firefox

Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window’s Privacy panel. See Options window – Privacy Panel for information on these settings.

How to manage cookies in Chrome

Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, click on content settings in the privacy section.

How to manage cookies in Opera 

You can manage cookies in Opera if you Click on settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies

How to manage cookies in Safari

Choose Safari, then preferences and then click security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.

To manage cookies on your mobile phone please consult your manual or handbook.

  1. Click on ‘Menu’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’
  2. Then select ‘Preferences’, select the ‘Advanced’ tab
  3. Then select ‘Accept cookies’ option

Deleting cookies

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:
Open ‘Windows Explorer’
Click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar
Type “cookie” into the search box for ‘Folders and Files’
Select ‘My Computer’ in the ‘Look In’ box
Click ‘Search Now’
Double click on the folders that are found
‘Select’ any cookie file
Hit the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard
If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

Google Adsense Cookies

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

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