Guy Martin Racing Website Privacy Statement
This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
Cookies – updated 22nd May 2012 – and as simple as we could make it!
GuyMartinRacing (GMR) is hosted using a Content Management System (CMS) provided by WordPress and is hosted on a Linux Server by Zen Internet running PHP and MySQL. WordPress and GMR use what are known as first party cookies (small text files we place on your system) to ensure your navigation and session information is consistent moving from page to page. We use these cookies to make sure you can comment on blog posts. However, we don’t require that you login to do this. All comments are anonymous to other users, and you don’t even need to use your own name. If you disable or block all our cookies, you should still be able to navigate through our website, however we can’t guarantee that it will function as originally intended.
We also use two other types of cookies on GMR – the first of these are Social cookies. They are used to allow you to ‘like’ a blog post, or ‘like’ the Official GuyMartinRacing page on Facebook. We also allow you to ‘Tweet’ about the blog or news items on Twitter.com and all of this functionality is provided by a service called addthis.com It’s entirely up to you if you choose to do this, but a new EU law says that we need to ask your permission before we even add that kind of functionality to our website. So – we disable it by default and you have to opt-in to see our sharing buttons.
The last type of cookie we use is an analytics cookie. This is provided by Google and we use it for some of the following: to see how many visitors we have, where those visitors come from – both geographically when available, and also if they came to us from another website. We also use it to see how our visitors progress through the site, if they stick around, how long they stick around, and what they look at *while* they’re sticking around. We don’t see *who* you are, but once again, you can opt-out of this if you like.
Click here for a full break-down of the cookies we use on GuyMartinRacing.co.uk
Guy Martin Racing fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information, which you volunteer to Guy Martin Racing, will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Collection and use of personal information
Guy Martin Racing does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us, using our online feedback form, or signing up for the newsletter). Any information, which you provide in this way, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Red Torpedo and Guy Martin Racing only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.
Collection and use of technical information
Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:
The IP address of the visitor’s web server
The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
Click stream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
The type of web browser used by the website visitor.
Guy Martin Racing will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of Guy Martin Racing never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by Guy Martin Racing, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Glossary of technical terms used:
The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.
Small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the web site can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the web site.