Who we are
If you visit our login page, 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.
We store and record the details of users who access our website via Google Analytics. Cookies will anonymously record information such as a visitor’s location, age group, and gender, as well as the type of device used, which pages were viewed and for how long, inbound referrals (how a visitor reached our website), and links clicked. By clicking ‘Accept’ on the low banner when you visit our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device.
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.
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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 the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
We operate an email newsletter program which we use to inform subscribers about International Oratory Festival news events, blog posts and other oracy-related information. Users subscribe through an online double-check process where they have given their explicit permission.
Newsletter messages may contain tracking becaons which relay data regarding engagement (links clicked), and already stored subscriber data.
Occasionally we may share subscriber data with like-minded organisations, however we will only do so if users have explicitly given their consent beforehand.
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.
To request to have any of your data deleted, please email email@example.com.