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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.povas.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms
If you submit information through a contact form, this is provided to us for the purpose of contacting you. You can opt-out by emailing privacy@povas.co.uk.

Cookies
Cookies are small text files that website stores on a browser when they visit the website. Websites use them for multiple purposes like storing login statuses, remembering the cart items in an e-commerce store, identifying whether a user is a new visitor or returning user, or analyzing the user behavior on the website, etc.

Our site uses the _ga cookie,which is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Find out more below under 'Analytics'.

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.

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
We use the industry-standard Google Analytics platform for analysing web traffic. We use the latest version, Google Analytics 4 and implement using Google Tag Manager.

Who we share your data with

No-one.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or submitted forms, 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. Contact privacy@povas.co.uk. We may require some additional information from you in order to provide an export.

Where we send your data

Comments and form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service; form submissions are sent directly from our Web Server to our Email Server.