Although we have to include this we do so grudgingly as the whole idea of this site is based on personal responsibility, respect, trust and communication. We are passionately against people’s information being used…especially for advertising and marketing…and will not be party to anyone seeking to buy or use your information.
PLEASE NOTE: As we are human beings, amongst other things 😉 and we do not know every member who joins the site personally, we cannot vouch for other people’s scruples on the site. Please take personal responsibility for your own safety and well-being and do not share personal details with other members until your own guidance tells you it is OK to do so.
If your trust is breached and it is an issue we have the power to intervene in (such as deleting aggressive posts etc) then please contact us and we will do what we can to resolve any issues.
If you arrange to meet up with any other member please exercise the same intuition/caution/common sense you would if you were meeting any other person for the first time.
This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.
If you have any questions about this policy, please email: email@example.com
We gather and use certain information from the members of this website in order for them to better communicate with and find each other and to enable certain functions on this website for example the map directory, members interests (optional), photos and other media which a member may or may not wish to share with the community.
We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website to help develop the site, we will not use this for advertising purposes in fact we are damned determined not to have any adverts or marketing on this site!
What data we gather
We may collect the following information:
- Name and location (optional), age (optional), interests (optional), gender (optional)
- Contact information (optional), email address (needed for registration)
- Location information for map, such as postcode or city (optional)
- Website Statistics (non member specific)
- Other information relevant to client enquiries (emails etc)
How we use this data
Specifically, we may use data:
- To improve the website
- To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
- To help you find other members who share similar interests or intentions.
Cookies and how we use them
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
- Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package from google. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
- Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site and show or not show the login page.
- To recognise when you return to our website. We can provide functionality you used previously upon your last visit.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share on the site.
However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.
To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.
Controlling information about you
When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to:
- List a place, community etc in the directory.
- list your interests and write about yourself if you wish to.
If you have agreed that we can use your information for the Awakening Earth social network and directory, you can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:
- Sign in to our website and change your privacy settings
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless the law requires us to…and they better have bloody good reason to need it as it is very important to us that people’s information is respected.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We will always hold your information securely.
To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards and strong passwords.
We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Links from our site
Our website may contain links to other websites.
Please note that we have no control of websites outside the directory.awakening.earth domain.
If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
We have many members on the website and we will not be held responsible for what they share.
Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.
Lastly, if you have any reason to warrant removal of any media or content on this website due to violation of copyright or under other laws please email us at email@example.com
Who we are
Our website address is: https://awakening.earth.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Who we share your data with
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.