Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy governs the privacy of this website tech-vise.com and it’s users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and it’s owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website.

Cookies are small files saved to the users computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the users interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through it’s server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and it’s external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor it’s visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Quantcast which uses cookies to track visitor usage and behaviour. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read their privacy policy here: Quantcast Privacy Policy

Google Analytics

Tech-Vise.com uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service and Google Adsense, a targeted Ads platform provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Both Google Analytics & Google Adsense use cookies, to help the website analyse how users use the site and deliver targeted ads to them. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP-anonymisation (Google Analytics only) is activated on this website, hence your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for TechVise and providing us other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Web browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or it’s owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is sent via email to the website administrator and does not reside on the internet. Such emails are kept until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and it’s owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process.
Your details are not passed on to any third parties when submitted via our forms.

Email Newsletter and Posts via Email

This website currently operates an automated notification program, used to inform subscribers about new posts appearing on the website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion.

When a newsletter is sent out informing subscribers of relevant products and services, users will have the option to opt-out of future emails. This is mainly because the current subscription model is executed through WordPress.com’s bespoke system which cannot be altered at this point. There is an additional system operated by MailChimp that replaces WordPress.com however only in a limited capacity. Subscribers can choose when to unsubscribe from the list.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

contact[at]tech-vise[dot]com

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or it’s owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored by our chosen Analytics service(s) being used at the time for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and it’s owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Affiliate Links

All links with the  term ‘/offer/’ are affiliate links and redirect the user to an external website to purchase the product or service mentioned for which we also receive a small commission once you make a purchase. We always scan these links for malware and damage however this is only done at the time of inserting the link and while significant efforts are made to ensure the validity & quality of the links, some may slip by. If you wish to report a suspicious link, please do so via our Contact Page. We will take action immediately.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through Google Adsense & some renowned Affiliate networks such as Rakuten Linkshare, Impact Radius, Shareasale and Commission Junction’s advertising partners,  these have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will tracks the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and it’s owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. Any link that has ‘/offer/’ in its URL is an Affiliate link. 

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and it’s owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor it’s owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and it’s owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs such as https://tech-vise.com/2013/02/06/motorola-razr-i-gets-jelly-bean-update/ to (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo or http://wp.me/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and it’s owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and it’s owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

Free Sample Privacy Policy written by James King at Jamie King Media © 2012 – v.2.0 February 2012 | Edited & customised by: TECHVISE.

Privacy Policy Last Updated on 29 July, 2015