Web sites are now a prime source of data collection and they should be as secure as is reasonably possible. Read on to find out what www.tidel.biz does to protect your data as best it can and also what you can do.
You may also like to read the following websites information expalining what GDPR is, how it is interpreted by the Information Commisioners Office ( ICO ) in the UK and what the ICO requirements for compliance are. All good bedtime reading.
Firstly we use encryption. All of the pages at www.tidel.biz use encryption to transfer all data to and from your browser and our webserver. This prevents any third party from intercepting the transmission and being able to read what it contains.
You should always see the little padlock in the url bar at the top of your browser. If not then please inform us
Where possible we also use encryption to send and receive emails. Where possible means where the mail server we are sending to or receiving email from is encryption enabled. Our mail servers are encryption enabled. Both the sending and receiving mail servers need to be encryption enabled for email transmission to be encrypted. Where the other sending or receiving mail server is not encryption enabled, the email transmission will not be encrypted. Most professional email services are encryption enabled these days but not all. We have no control over this.
First Party cookies are those created under our domain name. Third Party cookies are created under a different domain name as a result of embedding external/third party web content in our website. For example, a YouTube hosted video.
This site will continue to work just fine even if you have blocked first and third party cookies in your browser settings although we recommend blocking just third party cookies in your browsers settings which will block embedded externally hosted content from creating cookies in our website.
We do not create our tracking cookies if you do not hit the ‘Got it’ button.
View this YouTube video for a good introduction on why some cookies can be problematic: What is a cookie
First Party cookies that we create are:
|DEVICE_ID||First Party cookie used for website statistics. It contains no user personal information. Only gets created if you press ‘Got It’.|
|SESSION_ID||First Party cookie used for website statistics. It contains no user personal information. Only gets created if you press ‘Got It’.|
|cookie_notice_accepted||First Party cookie used for hiding the cookie notice bar at bottom of screen. Only gets created if you press ‘Got It’.|
Third party cookies created as a result of presence of YouTube Video
|Third Party cookies created by YouTube. Only get created if you visit a page with an embedded YouTube video on it. Contents unknown but since there are no cookies with personal data in them it can’t have any personal data from www.tidel.biz with exception of IP number which is not directly traceable to you.|
|Third Party cookies created by doubleclick.net as a result of presence of Youtube video on page. Content unknown.|
Disabling third party cookies in your browser will stop creation of all these third party cookies. It will have no effect on functioning of this website if you do disable third party cookies.
Website Log files and IP numbers
All webservers store log files of page / file accesses of each website. Those log files contain your IP number. We have no control over this.
The log files are stored in our webhosts secure data centre and are not accessible by any third party except our webhost themselves who we have to trust. Infact the vast majority of websites are hosted by the companies external webhosts. This is normal and those EU webhosts are obliged to conform to the same GDPR rules as we are. Our webhosts and their servers are located in the UK.
Note: IP numbers are only directly traceable to your internet service provider and not you as the end user so they are not a cause of concern providing they are not being linked to third party cookies which from our log files they are not. Providing your Internet Service Provder is an EU company they will be bound by the same GDPR rules as we are.
Except for Log Files (above), the only page where we collect any personal data from a user on www.tidel.biz is the contact us page. The personal data from this page is used solely to email that data to us. It is not otherwise stored in cookies or any retrieval system such as a database by www.tidel.biz website.
It will however be stored in our email system at our offices having passed through our webhosts who also provide our email services.
So, in short, you need have no fears of how your data is being used by www.tidel.biz since we don’t store it where it can be got at. The only thing we keep is IP numbers in our log files which aren’t accessible from the world wide web and aren’t traceable to you, and also anything you happen to email to us which is also not accessible from the world wide web/internet and is usually encrypted during transmission to our mail servers. The only thing which is a potential concern are third party cookies which you can block in your browser as we have already recommended above.
We do not share any of your personal data with any third parties.
If you are happy with steps / explanation taken to keep your personal information secure as detailed above, then hit the “GOT IT” button at the bottom of screen and continue with your visit to www.tidel.biz