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General Information

The Means Agency general information

1.  Intellectual Property

1.1 The source code of all website web pages remains the intellectual property of The Means Agency  (“The Means”) and may not be copied and/or used by the Client or any third party without the express written consent of the Service Supplier.

1.2. All scripts, Cascading Style Sheets (“CSS”) and files used and embedded within the The Means’s published websites remains the intellectual property of the Service Supplier and may not be copied and/or used by the Client or any third party without the express written consent of the Service Supplier.

1.3. The stored procedures, functions and triggers programmed into Structured Query Language (“SQL”) Databases remain the intellectual property of the The Means and may not be copied and/or used by the Client or any third party without the express written consent of the The Means.

1.4. All editorial content remains the intellectual property of the individual authors and shall be governed by a separate “Publishing Agreement”.

1.5. All material, content and images written or created by The Means for or on behalf of the Client are deemed to be the property of The Means, unless expressly agreed otherwise in writing.

1.6. The Means retains the right to reproduce, publish and display the Media from Projects on its websites and portfolios, periodicals and other media or exhibits for the purposes of recognition or creative excellence or professional advancement, and to be credited with authorship of the Media in connection with such uses. The Client and The Means, subject to the other’s reasonable approval, may describe its role in relation to the Services and, if applicable, the Services provided to the other party on its website and in other promotional materials and, if not expressly objected to, include a link to the other party’s website.

Privacy and Cookie Policy

OVERVIEW

Last updated: 25 May, 2018

The Means is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for www.themeans.rocks, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information (PII) is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

SUMMARY

We take your privacy very seriously.

www.themeans.rocks does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email via the contact form on the contacts page, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

None of the information we gather via cookies identifies you as an individual.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

Blog/Post Comments
Persistent 1 year duration If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).
Cookie Header
Persistent 1 year duration In the header of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Google Analytics
To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
WordPress
Persistent 1 year duration WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is anonymous.

WHICH ORGANISATION IS COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION

To delete the cookie used to remember if you have viewed this policy or not, please use the delete cookies in the history settings in your web browser.

www.themeans.rocks is a website owned by The Means Agency LLP.

HOW THIS INFORMATION IS USED

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. f you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

OUR DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

EMAIL OPT-OUT

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

Please use the contact form on the contact us page to contact us.

PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

The Means uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as perfect internet security.

HOW TO CORRECT INACCURATE INFORMATION

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Please use the contact form on this site to contact us or email hello@themeans.rocks.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using The Means website and services, and contact us if you would like any information removed.