Privacy Policy

Who we are

rockthorpe.co.uk is the website of Rockthorpe Limited, a company registered in England and Wales. Registered Number: 11934665. Registered Office: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

When visitors fill out contact forms on the site we collect the data shown in the contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The data will be processed to respond to the visitor’s enquiry.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

First Party Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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.

A cookie is stored on your device when you are shown the cookie consent banner to avoid showing the banner again. It expires after 14 days.

Third-Party Cookies

We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors use the website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about how the website is used. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

We use the LinkedIn Insights Tag to understand how LinkedIn users use the website. LinkedIn gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about how LinkedIn members use the website.

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

Analytics

Google Analytics

The analytics platform used on this website (Google Analytics) collects data about your use of our website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, the pages you view, as well as information about when and how often you visit. IP addresses are anonymised, meaning Google Analytics anonymises the address as soon as technically feasible at the earliest possible stage of the collection network and never writes it to disk. Analytics data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in monitoring and improving our website.

LinkedIn Insight Tag

This website also implements the LinkedIn Insight Tag, which enables the collection of data regarding LinkedIn members’ visits to this website, including the pages viewed, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics, and timestamp. The IP addresses are truncated or hashed, and LinkedIn members’ direct identifiers are removed from LinkedIn’s data set within seven days in order to make the data pseudonymous. The remaining pseudonymised data is then deleted within 180 days.

LinkedIn does not share the personal data with Rockthorpe Limited, it only provides reports (which do not identify visitors) about the website audience and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for website visitors, enabling Rockthorpe Limited to show personalised ads using this data, but without identifying LinkedIn members. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their account settings.

This data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in monitoring and improving our website.

Who we share your data with

Personal data submitted through this website will be held by Rockthorpe Limited (the data controller) and may, where relevant, be processed by the company’s nominated data processors within and outside of the European Union.

Enquiries relating to cyber security services may be shared with our cyber security partner consultancy/ies for the purpose of responding to the enquiry and/or producing a quote.

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 (usernames cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Enquiries submitted via the contact form will be retained for a period of two full financial years.

Analytics data is held for a maximum of 14 months from the date of collection.

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.

Browsers allow you to refuse and to delete cookies, instructions for how to do this in the major browsers can be found at the following links:

Blocking all cookies can have a negative impact on website usability. Blocking cookies will cause some features on the website not to function.

Our contact information

Rockthorpe Limited can be contacted online using the contact details on the Contact Us page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We only collect the personal data we need for our specified purposes. We periodically review the data we hold, and erase or anonymise personal data when we no longer need it.

If we plan to use personal data for a new purpose other than a legal obligation or function set out in law, we check that this is compatible with our original purpose and, if not, will request specific consent for the new purpose.

We have appropriate processes in place to comply with individuals’ requests for erasure under ‘the right to be forgotten’.

We consider data protection issues as part of the design and implementation of systems, services, products and business practices. We make data protection an essential component of the core functionality of our processing systems and services.

We only use data processors that provide sufficient guarantees of their technical and organisational measures for data protection by design. When we use other systems, services or products in our processing activities, we make sure that we only use those whose designers and manufacturers take data protection issues into account.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Rockthorpe Limited has procedures in place to identify if a personal data breach occurs. We have a response plan for addressing personal data breaches that do occur and have allocated responsibility for managing breaches to a dedicated person.