Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Groovy Uncle, our website address is https://groovy-uncle.co.uk. We are based in the sunny garden of England from where we provide musical entertainment in vinyl and compact disc format for sale on our website. Our product is also available for download/streaming via third party providers such as iTunes and Spotify.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Registered Users

Registered users to our site, will be requested to select a USERNAME and provide an email address. We strongly advise that you do not use or include your real name when choosing a USERNAME.

Your USERNAME and email address are stored in the Groovy Uncle website database. Your email Address is used to send you an email with a link to set your password or to send you an email with a link to reset your password in the event you forget your password.

An anonymized data string created from your email address is provided to the Gravatar service to see if a Profile picture of you is available for display. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy.

When completing your user profile by adding your First Name, Last Name, you may also add a website address and any personal biographical information at your own discretion. These additional details are also saved in the Groovy Uncle website database. You may edit these details in your profile at any time. You may also choose how your name is displayed (your Display Name) to visitors to the site (e.g. in comments you create) in your Profile.

Your USERNAME, First Name, Last Name and Email Address are accessible by administrators of the Groovy Uncle website.

ON logging in to our site with your profile, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser setting accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, wealso set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices for your convenience when returning to our site. 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.

For users that register on our site, we also store the data they provide in their profile indefinitely. All registered users can see, change or delete most of that data at any time except their login name/nickname.

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.

Comments may require manual approval by one of our employees or site owners. If you leave a comment on a site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies so we can recognise you as a commenter.

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

We do not currently use contact forms on this website and encourage all contact direct via email or telephone or via third party services such as Facebook and Twitter

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 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.

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

Our website includes, but not limited to, media embedded from websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud, Spotify. You can view their privacy policies by clicking on the respective links.

Analytics

The analytics within our site are those which are part of the WooCommerce online shop software.

Backup Saving & Management

We use All-in-One WP Migration by ServMask to backup our files and database. You can find their privacy policy here

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or supply your data to any third parties. The Groovy Uncle website employs WooCommerce as it’s shop interface, you can view the WooCommerce privacy policy here.

Your purchase transaction data is shared with PayPal via the PayPal Payment Gateway, should you choose to purchase items from our online shop and supply your details for payment and processing. You can view PayPal’s Privacy Policy here

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. PLease address any such enquiries to data-controller@groovy-uncle.co.uk

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

The security and reliability of our service is our number one priority. Groovy Uncle website is constructed using the WordPress core, please click here to read about WordPress security

Prevention is best when it comes to security, and as a first step, we follow all WordPress Code Standards in the plugins that we build and use.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of customer data being lost, stolen, or compromised, our policy is to alert our customers via email no later than 48 hours of our team becoming aware of the event. We will also report such incident to any required data protection authority. We will work closely with our web host providers and any customers affected to determine next steps such as any end-user notifications, software updates, and how to avoid or prevent any similar event in the future.

What third parties we receive data from

If you have any question regarding Groovy Uncle and GDPR please contact data-controller@groovy-uncle.co.uk