Privacy Policy – This is part of our Terms of Use

Who we are

Our website address is: https://quirky.im. Quirky.im is a ‘Data Controller’ and is registered with the Information Commissioner in the Isle of Man with registration number R002497.

We are committed to ensuring lawful, fair and transparent processing of your personal data and will only use the information you provide to us to administer the product or services we are providing to you.

Information on our data processing activities and the rights that are provided to you under Data Protection legislation are as follow.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

Your contact information

We will only collect personal data that is essential to administer the product or services that you have asked us to provide and to comply with regulatory and statutory requirements.

The data that we collect will be dependent on the product or service that you wish us to provide. This data may include:

Your name, email address, billing address and other details required to enable us to deliver a product or service. We save the information you provide to streamline your customer experience on our website.

Information automatically collected about you

This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools. For example, your shopping cart information, your IP address and your shopping history. This information is used to improve your customer experience. When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged. We might gather information about you that is publicly available.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

We are located in the Isle of Man; however you should be aware that we may, on occasion, be required to share your data with external providers outside of the Isle of Man or European Economic Area (“EEA”). In territories outside the Isle of Man or EEA, laws and practices relating to the protection of personal data may be weaker than those within the Isle of Man or EEA. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data receives the same level of protection as it would had it stayed in the Isle of Man or EEA.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Your personal data may also be released to other external parties if authorised by you, or as required or permitted by law, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator or any other legal process served on Quirky.im.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe.  We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymising and pseudonymising where suitable and monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

If you have an account with us, note that you must keep your username and password secret.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We cannot guarantee the security of your information, however, we will notify the relevant authorities in the event of a data breach. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests.

What third parties we receive data from

We gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information with us. This is either information you have provided them directly with or that they have gathered about you on other legal grounds.

Your Rights

As detailed within Data Protection Legislation, each Data Subject is afforded a number of rights.  In accordance with these rights we will, upon request:

  • Provide you with all of the data we hold about you, in a machine-readable format;
  • Provide you with access to any or all the data that we hold about you, and provide you with details about why we have the data;
  • Correct any information about you if you advise us that it is incorrect;
  • Unless we are required to continue doing so by legislation, stop, or where applicable, restrict the processing of data about you;
  • Remove all records about you from our systems, providing that there is not a legal reason to retain it.  If there is a legal reason we will inform you of it, and provide you with details about how much longer we are required to retain your data for.

You can exercise these rights by contacting the Data Protection Officer at  jane@quirky.im.

Our mailing address is:
Jane Hall, Mannin Veen, Lheaney Road, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 2JF