Privacy policy

4CDA is committed to protecting the privacy of our online visitors and clients when they are visiting, or interacting with our website. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform the public as to what information is collected on our website, what it is used for and choices available to regarding your information when visiting this website.

Please see our terms of use for more information about our online terms and policies in general.

Information we collect

We collect information on visitors to our website to primarily improve the online experience for all users, which is typically anonymous information relating to how you use the website and/or personal information as provided by you.

Therefore, the information collected on this website includes:

  • Anonymous information that is collected; primarily used to improve our site experience to best suit your needs, such as your location, how long you stay on the site, and general marketing stuff
  • Personal information that we collect that you provide when you use our website to interact with us, this is primarily in the form of online inquiries used for normal business operation. We will never disclose your personal information without prior consent from yourself to explicitly do so.

Links to third party websites

4CDA may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by 4CDA of the third party, the third- party website, or the information contained therein, and 4CDA shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

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.

At this point in time 4CDA does not have comments enabled on the website but should this change the policy will be updated accordingly.

Media

If you upload images or documents 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 have contact forms on the website where you can submit an enquiry. We do not share your information with third parties with your prior consent.

All information or data provided by you via a contact form is stored as per our data retention policy listed below.

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.

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.

Website Analytics

We use Google Analytics on this website to collect anonymous information about our users so we can improve our website’s functionality and make information more relevant to our users.

We do not knowingly share your data with third party providers without your prior consent.

Data Retention Policy

4CDA retains personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship. We may also retain personal data for longer than the duration of the business relationship should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims, use it for analysis or historical record-keeping, or comply with our information management policies and schedules. If you request that we delete your personal data, 4CDA will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and web form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For general enquiries please contact the team at 4CDA.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements