Your privacy is very important to us.
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our site, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
- We respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, the Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose for collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website.
Because our site is built using WordPress, we may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blog and comment pages. Logged in user and commenter IP addresses will only be disclosed under the same circumstances that the site uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of personally-identifying information
Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who comment on our blog need to provide a username and email address. Visitors who wish to contact us via email will share their email address with us.
In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, though this may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website. For instance we may monitor our most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of certain personally-identifying information
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to the website administrators from the Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancing team and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers website you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to our site administrators and affiliated organisations, as described above, we disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers, third parties or the public at large.
If you have emailed us and requested that we keep you updated about the Handsworth Sword Dancers team, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about events, request your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the team. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.