Privacy policy

Logarty's privacy policy (together with our Terms and conditions of use) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by Logarty.

As with our Terms and conditions of use, we may amend or add to this Privacy policy without notice so please check back from time to time to ensure you are still happy with all the elements.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We ask you to register with Logarty before interacting with the site – for example: posting on Logarty talk, commenting on blogs or using the site's contact form – so that we know who is using the site and so that we can contact you if necessary. We do not pass on or sell names and/or emails, which are the only personal data we request from you.

Your personal data
We will not pass on your information unless you consent to us doing so or we are specifically required to by law.

Information we ask you to give us
When you register with Logarty, we ask for limited details: your name and a contact email. This is for a number of reasons. First, it's important that only registered users can contribute comments or post on Logarty talk – so that, for instance, a user who is posting offensive or illegal material can be blocked. For more about this, see our Talk guidelines.

We also ask you to register before you can contact us via the contact form on the website.

How your information may be used
If you sign up for our email newsletter, we will use the email you have submitted to send this. We will not sell your email addresses to third parties.

We use MailChimp to send out our newsletters and a list of all those who have subscribed to the Logarty newsletter will be stored on their site solely for this purpose. This will include the information you give to us when you join Logarty: your name and email address. MailChimp will not sell or rent this list to anybody.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence for information and for future reference. We may, in the future, also run competitions and ask you to complete surveys, and we may keep any information and correspondence gathered in this way, although you do not have to enter or respond to these.

We use an automated moderation service on Logarty, called Mollom, which analyses the information you use to register with our site, as well as screening messages you post, in order to detect and prevent spam. Information that you give when you join Logarty, as well as messages you post, are analysed and stored temporarily by Mollom for anti-spam monitoring purposes. Mollom will not pass on your personal data to third parties and any statistical information they gather from data generated by their databases is anonymous. You can see Mollom's privacy policy here.

Other information
We may now or at some point in the future collect information about your computer, including your IP address where available, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers or potential advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify individuals.

Access to your own information
The Access to Information Act gives you the right to access information that is held about you. Any access request may be subject to a fee of up to £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If you find any inaccuracies, we will delete or correct them promptly.

Site security
How your personal information will be stored
Logarty is hosted on a secure server based in the UK. Our database is also password protected and we endeavour to keep your details as secure as possible. We ask you for as little personal information as possible to register on Logarty: just your name and email address.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site: any transmission is at your own risk.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:
1 In the event that we sell Logarty, in which case your personal data is part of the website's records. However, if you have been interviewed for a logart, and have chosen to remain anonymous, we will NOT disclose your identity to a prospective buyer. No contact information for logarts where individuals have requested anonymity is kept in Logarty's official records.
2 If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.

Other sites
We link to lots of external sites from Logarty. If you follow a link to any of these websites, you should note that they will have their own privacy policies and that Logarty does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

Content posted on Logarty by you
Please be aware that any comments you post on Logarty talk or on blogs are public and so it's important to avoid sharing any information you would prefer to keep private, or that you do not have the right to publish. Please refer to our Terms and conditions of use for more information about content you post on the site.

Moderation of posts and protection from spammers
We use Mollom on Logarty, which is a third-party service that catches a high proportion of spam sent to websites. If Mollom identifies an email address or message as spam, it will block it so that it won't appear on the site. If it's not sure about an email address or message, it will ask for a CAPCHA code to be typed into a box on the form.

The Logarty team also post-moderates content that is posted on the site and we will endeavour to check as many posts as we can, as soon as we can. However, we are a small team and we ask our users to contact us using the contact form if they see any posts that contravene our Talk guidelines.

Cookies
Logarty does use some cookies, which are small files stored on your browser. We make you aware of this with our information pop-up and our page about how cookies are used on the site. You have the option to turn off cookies on your computer but it may affect your experience of Logarty.

Please see our separate page about cookies on Logarty for more information.