This privacy notice is for visitors to our website. It sets out how we use personal data that we hold about you and gives information on how to exercise your legal rights. In this notice ‘we’ and ‘our’ means Lightbeams Publishing Inc. which operates this platform. Personal data collected via this site:
- Name and email address
- Information about your devices, such as IP address
- How you browse our website
What data do we process about our visitors?
We collect data about our website’s visitors using technology such as cookies, device IDs, IP addresses and location data. This can include information about your location, the type of device you are using and your online browsing history.
If you register for an account on our website in order to comment on an article or receive selected newsletters, you will need to provide us with your full name, email address, year of birth and postcode.
What do we use this data for?
Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the website and have already logged in).
Improving the design and style of the website.
Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities.
Enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email. Communicating (and personalizing such communication) with you through our newsletters, but only those you have consented to receive.
Granting you access to a subscription.
How we may contact you
From time to time we may contact you by email to give you service information.
For example if your subscription is coming to an end, or your payment method has expired.
If we have your permission we may also send you newsletters or emails about our events, subscription benefits or offers.
We will only use your personal data for advertising and marketing, personalization of content and services, advertising analytical purposes.
If you have given us consent to send you specific newsletters, you can unsubscribe from these at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of each email, or by logging into your account and managing your email preferences.
The legitimate interest pursued by us to analyse our website traffic in order to maintain the service, for example monitoring successful page loads or error messages.
How can you access and update your personal information?
If you are a registered user or subscriber, you can update your personal information by signing in to your account page or through your social network provider. In all other cases, please contact customer services.
You can ask for a copy of the personal information we may hold about you via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
How long do we keep your personal information for?
We will keep your information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected.
Please note that if your account appears to have not been used for 12 months, we will try and contact you to check whether it is still in use and/or we will delete it. Please note that any comments associated with your account will also be deleted.
If you do not read the newsletters that you have subscribed to, we will suppress your name from the relevant list after 6 months.
If you do not complete a social registration the data you entered as part of that registration will be deleted within 24 hours. Data from any other incomplete registration or subscription attempt will not be stored.
If you purchased a subscription, we will retain your data for at least 12 months after your subscription ends in case there are any outstanding billing or other customer service issues.
A record of a customer service query is retained for at least three years from the date it was submitted to us.
Who will we share your personal information with?
Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the data that we hold about you.
Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to be forgotten – you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
Right to restriction of processing – you can ask for us to restrict the way we process your data.
Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
Right to object – you have the right to object to our processing your data where we are relying on a legitimate interest in order to process it.
Right to withdraw your consent – you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
Please note that these rights are not absolute and certain exemptions apply.
Exercising your rights, asking questions and raising concerns:
In the first instance, please submit your request via email to email@example.com