Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.registerofprofessionalturners.co.uk.

The Register of Professional Turners (RPT) takes your privacy seriously and will only use the information it collects about you for the administration of your visit to this website. As one of the leading professional wood turning organisations in the UK we are committed to keeping your data safe and secure: the RPT undertakes never to share your information with any third- party.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when looking for a wood turner or just browsing through the work that our members produce.

We collect some data from you automatically for example your IP address and what browser and device you are using to view our website. This is done using Google Analytics, of which the terms of service can be found here. The Register of Professional Turners does not actively track you as an individual. We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

Should you send us an email via our contact form on the website, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

The Register of Professional Turners uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security.

Scope of this policy

This policy covers the domain names registered to the RPT and any data that is sent to the RPT.

By providing links to other sites the RPT accepts no responsibility for privacy protection available on these other sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the Register of Professional Turner’s website and services, and contact us if you would like any information removed.

How to contact us

Details on how to contact us are available from the General Enquiries page.

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.

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.

RPT members have joined our in-house mailing list which includes the use of tracking cookies used in the Register’s communications with them. This includes, but is not limited to when an email was opened and if any links were clicked by the member.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.