Privacy policy version 1.5

Overview

Thank you for visiting our website engagingminds.co.uk. We want to explain to you what ‘personal data’ the website collects and what we do with it, including our use of ‘cookies’.

The website doesn’t itself collect any personal data like names, email addresses etc. as it doesn’t use a contact form or an embedded mailing list signup form. If you want to contact us, you may do so directly by email. Although we use G-Suite by Google which encrypts emails, we can’t guarantee that your email will be encrypted at all stages of its life.

We have previously operated two mailing lists called The Engaging Minds Strengths Revolution Champions Network Newsletter and Engaging Minds Topical Updates. Please see Section 1. below for information about these lists.

If you downloaded certain White Papers or Thought Leadership Papers from the website prior to 23 January 2021 the links connected you to our Formstack-hosted forms, where you may have entered some personal data in order to receive your download. Please see Section 2. below for information about any data you may have entered via that Formstack process. Since 22 January 2021, we no longer use Formstack for these downloads and do not collect any personal data when you download the PDFs direct from our website.

The website collects an obfuscated (md5-hashed) version of your IP address for security purposes and an anonymised version of your IP address, for website-traffic-tracking purposes. Please see Section 3. below which explains why we do this and what it means for you.

The website places Google Analytics tracking cookies, but only after you have accepted them. If you decline them via our ‘cookie notice’ then new Google Analytics cookies are not placed. Please see Section 4. below which explains what cookies the website places and your options with respect to those cookies.

If you don’t know what a cookie is, you could watch this helpful short video (from https://cookies.insites.com/about-cookies/):

Any data that is sent between your device and our website is encrypted for your protection — you can see the word Secure and/or a little padlock next to the url in your browser, this confirms that your browser has made a secure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection to our website on the server.

Section 1. The Engaging Minds Strengths Revolution Champions Network Newsletter and the Engaging Minds Topical Updates mailing lists

If you have previously been on either of these lists, please note that both these mailing lists have now been deleted.

Section 2. Our Formstack-hosted PDF download process and Formstack-hosted forms, used prior to 23 January 2021

All personal data collected in relation to downloads of certain White Papers or Thought Leadership Papers from the website prior to 23 January 2021 has been deleted. Since 22 January 2021, we no longer used this method for our PDF downloads.

Section 3. IP address collection by Google Analytics tracking and Limit Login Attempts Reloaded security software

The website uses Google Analytics tracking software so we can evaluate the effectiveness of the site in general terms, but we have set it to ANONYMISE the IP addresses it collects, so you can’t be personally identified. You can read more about how this anonymisation works and what it means at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.

The website uses Limit Login Attempts Reloaded security software which tracks IP addresses to limit the number of login attempts from any IP address. This helps to prevent brute force attack login attempts by unauthorised users. We do this to keep our website protected and secure. However, we opt to turn on GDPR compliance, so all logged IP addresses get obfuscated (md5-hashed), which means you can’t be personally identified.

Section 4. Cookies placed by our website

We use Google Analytics to monitor the effectiveness of our website. Google Analytics places Third Party (placed by a Third Party rather than by our own website function) tracking cookies to monitor website traffic, and in particular whether a visitor to our website is a new user or a returning user. The cookies placed (along with their time to expiry and their purpose) are:

_ga      2 years  Used to distinguish users.

_gid     24 hours  Used to distinguish users.

_gat     1 minute  Used to throttle request rate.

For more details please read https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

If you prefer not to accept Google Analytics tracking cookies, please click the Decline button on our Cookie Notice, and new Google Analytics cookies will not be placed.

If you are happy for new Google Analytics cookies to be placed, please click the Accept button.

If you Decline cookies, then content embedded with ‘iframes’, like YouTube videos, on our website will be blocked, however an alternative ‘text link’ is usually provided so that you may view the content. Alternatively please visit the Engaging Minds YouTube channel, where you can see all our strengths videos.

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If you have previously accepted the Google Analytics cookies and you want to decline them from now on so that no new cookies are set, use the Reset your consent button that will appear below; if you have previously declined the Google Analytics cookies and wish to accept them from now on, please use the Accept cookies button that will appear below.

Please note that whether you click Accept or Decline, First Party (placed by our website rather than by a Third Party website) ‘necessary and functional’ cookies may be placed by our WeePie Cookie Notice plugin to remember your preference (Accept or Decline) for 365 days, so we don’t keep annoying you with cookie notices every time you visit. These cookies are wpca_consent and wpca_cc.

Section 5. Other websites that we link to from our website

There may be links on this website to other websites. Once you leave our website and arrive at another website (where the url does not begin with https://engagingminds.co.uk), your use of that website will be governed by that website’s processes, and not by this engagingminds.co.uk Privacy Policy nor by our engagingminds.co.uk processes.

Section 6. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We are constantly reviewing data protection laws and reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The Privacy Policy will always have a version number in the heading, so if you contact us with questions, please quote the version number of the Privacy Policy that you are asking about.

Section 7. How to contact us if you have any questions about the use of your personal data

Please email hello@engagingminds.co.uk and we will do our best to help you.

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e: hello@engagingminds.co.uk
t: +44 (0) 207 998 3120
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twitter: Engaging__Minds

Connect with us.

hello@engagingminds.co.uk
+44 (0) 207 998 3120
www.engagingminds.co.uk
twitter: Engaging__Minds