Privacy Policy

Effective: May 25th 2018

Who we are

Any reference to “The Malestrom”, “The MALESTROM” “we”, “us” and “our” is to The Malestrom Limited. The Malestrom Limited (“The Malestrom” or “The MALESTROM”) is a company registered in England and Wales under registration number 10266558, and our registered office is at 1 Oak Court, 67-72 Bethel Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, United Kingdom, TN13 3UE.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The Malestrom Limited are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organisation.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about other services, or changes to this privacy policy.

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. We use Disqus as our comment platform. Find their privacy terms here: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

We use cookies to enhance your experience on the site.

Google Analytics powers our analytics on the site and sets cookies as part of its operation. We’ve set it up so it doesn’t collect personal information. AddThis powers our sharing buttons and sets cookies as well.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

YouTube Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines&hl=en&visit_id=1-636629297617432770-3253030280&rd=1

Vimeo Privacy Policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy

Analytics

For analytics we use Google, Quantcast, WP Stats. We use AW stats to monitor site usage. Our analytics providers don’t collect any personally identifiable information.

To opt out of Google analytics tracking download this browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

To opt out of Quantcast follow the instructions in this link:
https://www.quantcast.com/en-uk/opt-out/

Google’s privacy policy:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Quantcast’s privacy policy:
https://www.quantcast.com/en-uk/privacy/

WP Stats privacy policy:
https://wp-statistics.com/privacy-and-policy/

Who we share your data with

The Malestrom Limited does not share your information with anyone. However we use third parties for analytics, comments and adverts.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except changing username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Your contact information

For privacy-specific concerns please email: contact@themalestrom.com

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t receive any information about individual users of the site. We do receive aggregated information from the analytics and comment providers named in this policy.