Privacy statement

WPITC
Fitzroy House
Crown Street
Ipswich
Suffolk – IP1 3LG
England

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by WPITC. We try to keep the information up to date and correct, but we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.

Remember you have to be old enough to be able to agree to a contract with us to use our website. We don’t know where you live, so you have to make sure that you are old enough. Generally, if you are under 18 you will not be old enough If you are not old enough your parent or guardian can agree for you.

WE USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO TRY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST SERVICE WE CAN, BUT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WPITC’S WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AT ALL TIMES.

YOU USE OUR WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AND DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND IS GIVEN BY WPITC.

NO WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY US THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, TROJANS, MALWARE OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS

IF PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW SOME PARTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY AND THIS YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER ARE UNAFFECTED.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. WPITC takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable for whatever reason.

You are able to link to other websites through this website. They are not under our control: We have no control over the nature, content or availability of those sites and the inclusion of any links on our site does not imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. The paragraph above this one applies equally to those websites whose links are on our site. You use those sites entirely at your own risk.

We take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily or permanently unavailable.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how we use and protects any information that you give to WPITC when you use our website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, we assure you that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

WPITC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This Privacy Policy is effective from the 31st December 2019

PLEASE NOTE:

All messages between users can be seen by our administration, and user profiles are available to the public.

The information that may we collect

We may collect the following information:
• name and job title
• contact information including email address and phone number
• demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
• other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

Usage and Log Information . We collect information about your device and certain connection information, when you install, access, or use our Services. This will include the hardware model, operating system, battery level, signal strength, app version, browser information, and mobile network, connection information. This includes your phone number, mobile operator or ISP, language and time zone, and IP, device operations information, and certain identifiers like device identifiers.

Cookies. We use cookies to operate and provide our Services, including to provide our Services that are web-based, improve your experiences, understand how our Services are being used, and help us to answer frequently asked questions. Cookies are used to remember your choices, like your language preferences. If you want to learn about our use of cookies please click this link Cookies.

Registration . If you want to use our website you have to register with us. If you do register, the information that you give to us has to be accurate.

You may wish to upload information and data such as a photograph.

What we do with the information we collect

We need this information to understand your needs and so as to provide you with a better service.

It is used for the following reasons in particular:
• Internal record keeping.
• Improving our services.
• Periodically sending promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information that we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided.
• We may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes, to contact you by email, phone, fax or mail, or to customise our website.

We also use the information collected for safety and security purposes and to protect our legal rights.

Legal Bases for Processing Information

We utilise the information so that we can fulfil our Terms of Service

With your consent ( but your consent can be taken back );

To comply with our legal obligations;

To protect your interests, or those of others;

As necessary in the public interest; and

As necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interest of others, unless your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms that require protection of personal data override them.

Your Rights

In brief, you have:

The right to information

The right to rectification and erasure

The right to restriction of processing

The right to object to processing

The right to data portability

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 ( DPA ), the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) (or other applicable local laws), you may have the right to access, rectify, update or erase or to port information. You can also restrict and object to certain processing of your information.

We will consider several factors when assessing any objection that you have, but your objection will be upheld, and we will cease processing your information, unless the processing is based on compelling legitimate grounds or is needed for legal reasons.

You can tell us that you want to access, rectify, update, erase by accessing your user profile

We will store your information until it is no longer necessary to do so to provide the Services, or until your account is deleted, whichever comes first. If you would like to manage, access, rectify, update or erase your information, you can do that through your profile

Law and Protection

We collect, use, preserve, and share your information if we reasonably believe that it is necessary to do so : (a) pursuant to any law or regulations that may apply, (b) to reply to government requests , © in connection with a legal process; (d) to enforce these Terms; (e) to detect, investigate, prevent, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (f) protect the rights, property, and safety of our users, or others.

Updates to Our Policy

So far as possible, we will notify you before we make changes to our Privacy Policy and give you the chance to review the revised Privacy Policy before you choose to continue using our Services.

Contact Information

The Data Protection Officer for WPITC can be contacted by making a post to the Forum category

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us the Author via the Private Message function available to you when logged in

You always have the right to request access to, rectification of, or erasure of your data under the DPA or the General Data Protection Regulation, as applicable.

If you have legal capacity to enter into an enforceable contract, we process data as necessary to provide the Services set out under our contracts with you (the “Terms”). We describe the contractual services for which this data processing is necessary in relevant section of the Terms. The uses necessary to provide our contractual services are:

To communicate with you.

To provide, improve, customise, and support our Services as described in “Our Services”;

To promote safety and security;

To transfer, transmit, store, or process your data outside the EEA, including to Switzerland and the United States and other countries; and

If you choose not to provide certain data, we may not be able to provide the Services or their quality may be reduced.

The other legal bases we rely on when processing your data are:

Your Consent :

You have the right to withdraw your consent to us processing the information that you provide to us at any time, under the DPA or GDPR, as applicable.

When you enable the settings you consent to us collecting and using your information and you allow us to receive it through the device-based settings when you enable them (such as access to your GPS location); that way we can provide the Services described.

For people who are younger than they have to be to enter into an enforceable contract, we may be unable to process personal data.

Our Legitimate Interests

Nevertheless, if you use our Services, it is in our legitimate interests:

To provide, improve, customise, and support our Services as described in our Terms of Service

To promote safety and security; and

To communicate with you.

The legitimate interests we rely on for this are:

To create, provide, support, and maintain the Services;

To secure our Website and network, verify accounts and activity, fight against harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and to keep our Services free of harmful or inappropriate content. We also investigate suspicious activity or breaches violations of these Terms.

The legitimate interests we rely on for this processing are:

  • To provide accurate and reliable reporting to you and to our third-party providers who help us to analyse your data and the data of others so that we can provide the Services.

  • For providing marketing communications to you.

To share information with others including law enforcement authorities and to respond to legal requests.

The legitimate interests we rely on for this are:

  • To prevent fraud, unauthorised use, violations of these Terms, or other harmful or illegal activity and to protect ourselves, our users or others.

  • Compliance with a legal obligation:

  • For processing data when the law requires it, including, for example, if there is a valid legal request for certain data.

  • Tasks carried out in the public interest:

  • For undertaking research and to promote safety and security where this is necessary in the public interest as laid down by the relevant law.

Acceptable Use of Our Website .

You must use our website according to our Terms and our policies. If you do not, we may disable or suspend your account.

Legal and Acceptable Use . You must access and use our website only for authorised, legal and acceptable purposes. You agree that you will not use, and you won’t help others to use, our website in ways that are illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or to instigate or to encourage conduct that would be illegal or otherwise inappropriate. This includes; encouraging or promoting crimes; violating, misappropriating, or infringing our rights or the rights of other users, or others; publishing things that are not true, misrepresentations, or misleading statements, sending illegal or impermissible communications; and any unauthorised non-personal use of our website.

Harm . You must not (whether directly or indirectly) access, use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sublicense, transfer, display, perform, or otherwise exploit our website (unless we have allowed you to do so) and you must not permit or encourage or enable others to do so. In particular, you must not: (a) alter, modify, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, decompile, or extract code from our website; (b) gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to our website or systems; © send, store, or transmit viruses, trojans, malware or other harmful computer code through or onto our website (d) interfere with or disrupt the safety, security, or performance of our Services; (e) create accounts for our website through unauthorised or automated means; (f) collect the information of or about our users in any impermissible or unauthorized manner; (g) sell, resell, rent, or charge for our website in an unauthorised manner; or (i) create software or APIs that function substantially the same as our website and offer them for use by third parties unless we have authorised you to do so.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you online. You have to make sure that your device and your account are kept safe and secure, and you have to tell us promptly about any unauthorized use, if there has been a security breach of your account, or our website.

Data

You have to make sure that you have all the necessary rights to the data and information that you send to us for your account or through our website.

Cookies How we use cookies- please see our cookie policy.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. You should note that we do not have any control over other websites, so we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this statement or our Privacy Policy. You should take care, be cautious and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You are able to choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
• whenever you are asked to fill in a form on our website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
• if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can let us know that you have changed your mind by writing to us. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties, unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties that we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may ask for details of personal information which we hold about you, under the DPA or GDPR or other applicable legislation. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information we hold on you, please contact the Author via the Private Message function available when logged in

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Cookie Policy

To make our site work properly, we sometimes place small data files – cookies – on your device. We are not alone, as most websites do this

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file. A website places and saves cookies on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. That makes it possible for the website to remember your actions and preferences (like login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time so that you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. The cookies remember for you.

How do we use cookies?

Our pages can use cookies to remember:
• your display preferences (like contrast/ colour settings or font size)
• whether you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again)
• if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site
You do not have to enable the cookies for the website to work, but doing so should provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block the cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The information that the cookies remember is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. We do not use cookies for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control or delete cookies. For details about that you should go to aboutcookies.org. You can delete all the cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, though, you may have to adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Availability, of Our Services . It may be that we add or remove some or all services, features, functionalities, and the also our support of certain devices and platforms. It may be that our Services are interrupted. There can be various reasons for that. it could, for example, be due to maintenance, repairs, upgrades, or network or equipment failures. We might discontinue some or all of our Services or discontinue them for only for certain devices. If we do, we shall give you notice (with a notice period of 30 days (but only where and when possible. There may be events beyond our control that affect our Services (Force Majeure Events), including natural catastrophes.

Termination . Just delete your account: You can delete your account at any time for whatever reason. By doing that you terminate the relationship.

We may also modify, suspend, or terminate your access to or use of our Services anytime for suspicious or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe you have violated our Terms, or if we think you have created harm, risk, or possible legal exposure for us, our users, or others.

Even if you one of us decides to terminate your relationship, the following terms will still be in force despite the termination: “Licenses,” “Disclaimers,” “Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” “Dispute Resolution,” “Availability of our Services,” and “General,” If you want to talk to us about your account’s termination or suspension, please contact us.

General:

This is the entire agreement between you and us regarding WPITC and our Services, and it supersedes any prior agreements we may have had.

Our Services are not intended for distribution to or use in any country where such distribution or use would violate local law(s) or where we would be subjected to any regulations in another country. Therefore, we can limit our Services in any country.

Any changes to or waiver of our Terms need our consent, which has to be express.

We may amend these Terms at any time, but we will try to ensure that we give you at least 30 days’ notice if we do so. You will be able to and will have to decide whether to continue using our Services on the amended terms during those 30 days Please note that it might not always be possible to give 30 days’ notice for changes to these Terms, especially if they are needed for technical changes or for legal reasons. Those types of change will be effective straight away. If you keep using our Services following the notice period that means you will have confirmed your acceptance of our Terms as amended. If you do not agree, then you have to delete your account

We can freely assign all of our rights and obligations under these Terms. In the event of such an assignment, these Terms will continue to govern your relationship with the party to whom we assigned our rights and obligations.

You may not, however, transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else other than with our prior written consent.

No Third parties benefit from these Terms.

Failure by us to enforce any of the Terms will not be deemed to be a waiver.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from them and the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain valid and enforceable.

In certain jurisdictions, you may have legal rights as a consumer, and these Terms are not intended to limit those legal rights that may not be waived by contract.

Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct and Agreement

WPITC is all about fostering an open and welcoming environment in which sensible and informed debates about matters of importance to you can take place safely. If you sign up to the Website, this will apply to you. You will agree to this by registering and logging on.

Basic standard:

The Website is intended to be a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body-size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. Respect for others and politeness towards others underpin what we do and how the community works.

Community Standards:

Acceptable behaviour includes:
• Using welcoming and inclusive language
• Being respectful towards differing viewpoints and experiences
• Criticising constructively
• Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
• Focusing on what is best for the community
• Showing empathy towards other community members
• Listening to what others have to say

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by community members include:

• The use of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or
advances
• Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
• Public or private harassment
• Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic
address, without explicit permission
• Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a
professional setting

Our Responsibilities :

We are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behaviour. So, we can remove, edit, or reject comments, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not in line with this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviour that we deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Scope

This Code of Conduct applies both within the confines of the Website and outside it.

Enforcement

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behaviour may be
reported by contacting the WPITC team by using the Flag function at the bottom of all Topics All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that
is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. We will maintain the confidentiality of the reporter of an incident.

Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Posting and Publishing :

Please remember that anything that you post or publish in our website can be seen by all members of any group to which you belong. The intellectual property rights to anything that you post or publish will become ours and you agree that we may publish your information in countries outside of the UK and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). You will agree to this by registering and logging on.

Attribution
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4,
available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html
31st December 2019