Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://proximitydatacentres.com.

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

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 visit our login page, 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.

Google Analytics

Most websites have a tracking solution used to collect information about visitors to the site. These tracking solutions influence the decisions which increase web traffic.

Google Analytics is a popular tracking solution used by popular websites like Twitter, Washington Post, New York Times, and Mashable. This software is not only powerful, it’s also free.

This service provides you with comprehensive statistics about how users interact with your application or website including the geographical location of visitors, average time on site, traffic, and other important metrics. Google Analytics also has marketing tools like remarketing advertising capabilities.

Cookies are used by Google Analytics to provide these services. It’s the only way Google can gather information, identify unique users, identify special sessions, and store information.

Most Google analytics accounts have an opt-out setting active to which Google allows to track website metrics.

What is ga.js?

ga.js is a Google Analytics tracking code. This code is able to track events and its size allows for faster downloads. Cookies are browser detailed for ga.js. A user working on Safari on their work PC will have different cookies stored than when using Safari on their home computer.

Cookies Set by Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses different cookies to note down information. A built-in GA code determines when the cookies expire.

These cookies accumulate a domain hash that links them to one site.

Here’s a look at examples of Google Analytics use of cookie.

-utmz

This cookie contains all the information on the source of traffic for the current visit, the cookie doesn’t change if no traffic source information is found for the current visit. This cookie doesn’t contain historical information for previous sources. It’s the way Google Analytics attributes visit information, such as transactions and conversions to a traffic source. Being a persistent cookie means it expires in 6 months. The only way to refresh it is to change the traffic source.

-utmv

-utmv is a user-defined variable cookies. A developer can separate visitors by specific variables through a native JavaScript method.The new variable is stored in an insistent cookie which expires after two years.

-utma

Utma is the main way through which Google Analytics tracks unique visitors. The cookie stores the date, time of the first visit, and a visitor’s ID. Also, this cookie stores information on the number of visits they’ve made. The -utma cookie can last for up to 2 years. However, you can customize the expiration time in the tracking code.

-utmb

-utmb is a type of cookie that tells Google Analytics whether a visit has timed out and also how far the visit went. It also stores information of the start time of the visitor’s current visit as well as the number of page views in the current visit. This persistent cookie expires in less than an hour. But, each page visit refreshes it.

-utmc

This is the only session cookie used by Google Analytics. The -utmc cookie registers that the visit ended once the user closed the browser.

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.

Your contact information

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