Who we are
Our website address is: TheUnderDogTales.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you 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.
Information upload to contact form are used to direct our responses to your queries. We do not store it for marketing or share it with any third parties.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When you leave our website or click on links that lead to external websites, we are unable to control what cookies are set in any way. You will need to set your cookie preferences for those sites as well.
Automated processing and profiling
We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.
Storage of your information
Your information is securely transmitted via our website. Once we have received your information, we will also use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.
How long we keep your data depends on the purpose for which the information was supplied. You will be informed of how long the data will be kept during the process of giving your personal details.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password to access certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping this password safe and confidential. You must not share a password with anyone.
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.
Using your information allows us to provide you with a better and more tailored experience when using our website.
We use your information to:
- enable us to supply you with the goods, services and information you have requested
- ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
- analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support and improve and develop the website
- provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, unless you have indicated otherwise
- maintain a contract we have with you, such as a course application form or any other service you wish to access
- notify you about changes to our service
We will ask you for your consent to use your information. This could be on submitting a form or through our cookie consent banner.
All payment transactions will be encrypted.
Areas of the website that process online transactions make use of – and transfer data to – third party software and service providers. All third-party software and service providers that we use are compliant with the relevant Payment Card Industry standards.
Disclosure of your information
We will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent, except where disclosure is:
- necessary to enforce our rights, including under our website Terms and Conditions of use
- necessary to enforce our rights under any other Terms and Conditions of use or Terms and Conditions of sale of the UnderDog Tales.
- required or permitted by law
Who we share your data with
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 (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.
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.
We use your personal details to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
This could be as part of submitting your stories.
Storing your preferences
We also store certain preferences you have using the site.
When you interact with the website you will be able to set how you want to view content or whether you would like to permit analytics to help improvements.
Ways we contact you
Depending on the circumstances we may contact you by post, telephone, email or text message. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future by any of these means then please let us know by getting in touch. In all cases you will have already signed up to receiving information in that way.
Storing your information
In most cases, personal data is stored on our servers.
However, the Underdogtales.com does use third-party companies to enhance the quality, service and functionality of certain web services available to visitors.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This is done to reduce online abuse, bullying and to prevent harmful materials being posted. We often check these physically also.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
How to update your personal information
Help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your email address and other contact details.
Legal basis: consent
The Underdog Tales principally uses your information under the legal basis of consent.
When you enter your information in a form, we specify the purpose and future use of this information. By submitting information to a form, you consent for your details to be used according to the purposes stated within each form.
An example of this would be a request to be added to a mailing list (which will be used to send you newsletters and information).
As this information is provided on the basis of consent, you are free to withdraw your consent for such use of your information at any time.
For additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.