Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.postcardsfromspace.co.uk.

The site owner is author and schoolteacher Miles Hudson. PostcardsFrom… is a side project of his. We make sure to have all the safeguards listed below, and treat all your data with the highest levels of security available. But Miles has no real interest in your data, we won’t be spamming you or selling on your details or doing any thing that isn’t nice.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Child safeguarding

All shopping on our site should be undertaken by adults. By the nature of the PostcardsFrom… products, we need to know the names and postal addresses of children. These are stored in data secure systems, and are only used to address the postcards we send out by regular mail. The Postcards also encourage children to visit the secret webpages associated with each card. These webpages are also owned and managed by us and only contain educational information relevant to each Postcard. Where they link to third party sites, we cannot guarantee the content of those sites, but will only include links to trusted bodies like NASA and Wikipedia. Nonetheless, we recommend that children should visit the secret pages with an adult. This is good educational practice.

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 anonymized 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

This site is protected from spam by the use of reCAPTCHA v3, and that is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Click the reCAPTCHA logo to see these. The data you submit on a contact form will only be used to communicate with you in reference to your contact form message.

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.

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

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 recognize 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.

Your contact information

The data you submit in order to create an account and to place orders will only be used to communicate with you in reference to your orders and to process them.

Additional information

How we protect your data

All data is stored on secure servers and in password protected files. We secure your data as if it were our own, with the best available security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach we will inform all affected users as soon as the breach is known. We will tell you what data has been accessed and when and will advise you of any security industry recommended courses of action as a result of the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

Our shop payments are operated through Paypal. Paypal send us the data you supply to make your payments and these are maintained to the same levels of security as any data you submit directly into our site.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None