Privacy Policy

Who we are:

Our website address is: https://thecreativeforum.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

An anonymized 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.

Media

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.

Contact forms

You can contact us by email via our Contact Us page.

Cookies

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.

When 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.

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.

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 if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We do not share your data outside our website.

Your data are only used inside our site for our own transactional purposes.

 

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You can contact us via our Contact Us page.

 

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

Confirm the Breach

The Data Breach Team should act as soon as it is aware of a data breach.  Where possible, it should first confirm that the data breach has occurred.  It may make sense to proceed Contain the Breach on the basis of an unconfirmed reported data breach, depending on the likelihood of the severity of risk.

Contain the Breach

The Data Breach Team should consider the following measures to Contain the Breach, where applicable:

  • Shut down the compromised system that led to the data breach.
  • Establish whether steps can be taken to recover lost data and limit any damage caused by the breach.
  • (eg: remotely disabling / wiping a lost notebook containing personal data of individuals.)
  • Prevent further unauthorised access to the system.
  • Reset passwords if accounts and / or passwords have been compromised.
  • Isolate the causes of the data breach in the system, and where applicable, change the access rights to the compromised system and remove external connections to the system.

Assess Risks and Impact

Knowing the risks and impact of data breaches will help Boundlss determine whether there could be serious consequences to affected individuals, as well as the steps necessary to notify the individuals affected.

Report the Incident

Thecreativeforum is legally required to notify affected individuals if their personal data has been breached.  This will encourage individuals to take preventive measures to reduce the impact of the data breach, and also help Thecreativeforum rebuild consumer trust.

Evaluate the Response & Recovery to Prevent Future Breaches

After steps have been taken to resolve the data breach, Boundlss should review the cause of the breach and evaluate if existing protection and prevention measures and processes are sufficient to prevent similar breaches from occurring, and where applicable put a stop to practices which led to the data breach.

 

Which third parties we receive data from

  • We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with our site and apps. Google Analytics services cannot function without the use of cookies. These tiny text files that are saved within each user’s browser will record data about the visitor’s activity which is then sent to Google and, in turn, used to create those incredibly useful analytical reports. See Google infos on the subject for more details.

 

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data.

We might use some user data for statistical purpose only.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements