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Privacy and Cookies Policy

This Privacy and Cookies Policy explains what information we may collect about you, what information you give to us as well as how we collect that information, use it, share it, disclose it or otherwise process the personal information.

It also provides information about your data protection rights.

As the owner of Quaere Living, Quaere Limited will collect, use, share and disclose or otherwise process your personal information in line with this Policy.

 

The Controller is Quaere Limited, ICO No: ZA319114.  

What we collect

We may collect personal data, which is data that can identify you and non-personal data, which is data about you but that does not identify you. Any personal data that we collect will be data that you have provided to us and we will only use it for the purpose that you have provided it for.

Much of the data that we collect is collected automatically from your device when you interact with Quaere Living.  The data can include:

  • information about your device type, operating system, hardware, software, display settings and browser type to tailor your experience to your device (tablet vs phone);

  • unique identifiers like IP address, so that we can recognise if you have been to our Quaere Living before, allow your device to interact with our Quaere Living and any  apps that we may develop in the future;

  • device settings such as general geographic location; 

  • device operations, such as information about how you’ve used the device on Quaere Living, so that we can tailor the experience based on the way you or similar users interact with our content; and

 

We may also collect information from cookies placed on your device and store other cookies and technologies.  Please see our section below on cookies. 

 

If you interact with our content, for example by posting a comment, we may display this content indefinitely in any relevant context, subject to our editorial judgement and your rights as set out in this Policy. 

Any information about yourself or others that you post on our social media pages, on platforms like Twitter, Facebook and other chat rooms, blogs and forums, will be viewed by others (including search engines), over whom we have no control.

 

You are responsible for the information you choose to post or otherwise make available in public areas, and you acknowledge that this may be collected and used by third parties.

How we collect and where we store

Quaere Living is created using Wix and is hosted by Wix.  All data is collected and stored by Wix.  If you have provided us with your email address by emailing us or you require us to email you, then your personal data will be stored on our email system – which is owned by Microsoft.  Details of how Microsoft Office 365 deals with personal data and security can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter 

What we do with the data we collect

We collect personal and non-personal data to:

  • publish Quaere Living over the internet, in hard copy and Quaere Living’s social media pages;

  • help with posting, commenting and interaction on the Quaere Living website or any Quaere Living social media accounts;

  • provide any users with assistance in relation to their interaction with Quaere Living;

  • contact our users with general or personalised service related notices and promotions, if they have agreed to such contact;

  • create aggregated statistical data so that we can look at how well Quaere Living is performing;

  • make sure our services are used properly;

  • make sure our services comply with industry standards;

  • help with a change of control and/or sale of our business; and

  • comply with our legal obligations and protect our rights.

 

Do we share your personal data?

We do not share your personal data without your consent except:

  • if asked to by a law enforcement officer or an officer of the court for the purposes of a criminal investigation;

  • if compelled to by law;

  • incidentally, our accountants may see data that when processing invoices and providing tax advice. Our accountants are bound by obligations of confidentiality;

  • if you tell us to, in writing; or

  • if Quaere Ltd or Quaere Living is sold, any personal data will be shared with the new owners.

 

How long? 

Any data that is kept for the purposes of providing publishing Quaere Living, will be kept for as long as Quaere Living is published or for as long as Quaere Living has social media accounts.  Any personal data that you provide to us for a specific purpose will be kept for as long as that purpose remains relevant and after that for a period of 15 years. This time period of 15 years reflects the time limits set out in the Limitations Act 1980. Details of how long Microsoft keep archives can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter

Cookies

Cookies and other online tracking technologies are small bits of data or code that are used to identify your devices when you use and interact with us. They are often used for remembering your preferences.

The technology used to build our website can automatically collect and store cookies and they are used for a number of purposes including helping you to access Quaere Living.

Most modern browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser.

In addition to being able to control cookies by changing the settings in your browser on your computer, or on your mobile device's settings, you can also control which companies can set cookies and similar technologies on your devices, by visiting the following links (you'll need to turn any cookie or ad blockers off for the control pages to show which companies you can opt-out of):

  • Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) Your Online Choices website provides more information about controlling cookies. It also provides an easy way to opt-out of behavioural advertising from each (or all) of the networks represented by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliancewww.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

  • The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) allows you to control behavioural advertising from each of the ad networks represented by the NAI: optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!%2F

  • The Digital Advertising Alliance's self-regulatory program for online behavioural advertising control page allows you to control behavioural advertising from the ad networks it represents.

  • The News IQ website provides more information, and an easy way to opt-out: ncaudienceexchange.com/about/

  • Opt out of Ozone platform cookies here: www.ozoneproject.com/website-privacy

  • Opt out Octave Audio by emailing info@octaveip.comand putting 'Octave Audio Opt Out' in the subject line. You will also need to change your cookie settings. 

 

Importantly, these ad networks set cookies to remember that you have chosen to opt-out. If you clear your cache the opt-outs will not be applied, and you would need to opt-out again.

Changing and erasing your personal data 

We will change or erase any personal data at your written request but only in so far as this does not conflict with our need to keep data in accordance with the time limits set out in the Limitations Act 1980.


Questions 

If you do not wish us to collect and store your personal data, then do not provide it to you.  If you do not wish us to collect any data, then do not read Quaere Living. We are happy to answer any questions. You can contact the editor on: Catherine.Flutsch@quaere.org.uk 

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Copyright in this Privacy and Cookies Policy is owned by Quaere Ltd.  

© Quaere Ltd 2020

This Cookies and Privacy Policy has been drafted specifically for Quaere Living.  If you need (very affordable) help with your own policies, please contact Catherine.Flutsch@quaere.org.uk at Quaere Limited, which has helped many small businesses implement best practices.

Last Amended: 8 December 2020.