Privacy Policy

Please note: This page is currently under construction and may see some changes in the coming days.

Who we are

We are Museum Detox, a network for BAME Museum and Heritage professionals. Our website address is: http://museumdetox.com. We are run collectively by our steering group. You can find out more about our steering group on our About Us page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

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

If you use our contact form, the information you provide within this form will be kept until your query has been completed. We will never use your personal information for marketing purposes. If you use our membership sign-up form, the information you provide within the form will be added to our database of members and used to inform you of information relevant to our members. You may request to be removed from this database at any time.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Museum Detox uses Google Analytics to track the performance of its website. To find information about Google Analytics’s privacy policy please click here. If you wish to opt-out of any Google Analytics tracking they have provided a browser Add-on which can be downloaded and enabled here.

As a secondary measure Museum Detox also uses 1&1 SiteAnalytics. To protect your personal data, 1&1 SiteAnalytics does not use cookies. Visitors can be uniquely identified, for example by their IP address and browser strings. The IP address and browser string are saved anonymously so that they cannot be traced back to the individual visitors. Museum Detox cannot examine any individual data using 1&1 SiteAnalytics and only sees averages and percentages of collective audience data with no way of tracing this information back to individual parties.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party.

How long we retain your data

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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Abusive or threatening comments may be reported to the police.

Your contact information

If you have any queries or concerns or would like to contact us about your privacy, please email us at museumdetox@museumdetox.com