The Idealist

Privacy & Copyright Policy

Privacy, Copyright and Terms of Use

Last Updated on 18 November 2016

This privacy policy governs the privacy of this website theidealist.com and its users and our standard terms of use.

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


1. Copyright

© TheIdealist.com, All Rights Reserved.

TheIdealist.com is sole owner of all content on TheIdealist.com, except where photographic images are used with permission of the originating rights holders, or where they have been provided to the press for promotional purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, applicable copyrights, patents, trade names, logos and other IP rights, as well as all text, images, graphics, logos and other materials appearing on TheIdealist.com. We are protected by UK copyright and other intellectual property laws.

You use the site for your own non-commercial purposes and except for advertisements and user-generated content, you acknowledge we are the sole owner of all content on TheIdealist.com. Using the tools within the site you may share extracts from the site for your own personal and non-commercial use, provided you maintain author attributions, copyrights and other trademark notices and any other restrictions. For other uses please contact press@theidealist.com.

The content of this website is protected by the copyright laws of England and Wales and by international laws and conventions.  No content from this website may be copied, reproduced or revised without the prior written consent of TheIdealist.com. Copies of content may be saved and/or printed for personal use only.


2. Disclaimer

We make no warranty or representation that TheIdealist.com will be compatible with all systems, or that it will be secure.

Whilst every reasonable endeavour has been made to ensure that all information provided on TheIdealist.com will be accurate and up to date, We make no warranty or representation that this is the case.  We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of Our service.

No part of TheIdealist.com is intended to constitute advice and the content of TheIdealist.com should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.

Commercial use of the information on TheIdealist.com is permitted, however We make no representation or warranty that this content is suitable for use in commercial situations or that it constitutes accurate data and / or advice on which business decisions can be based.

Whilst We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that TheIdealist.com is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, you are strongly advised to take responsibility for your own internet security, that of your personal details and your computers.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning the TheIdealist.com. To the extent permitted by law, TheIdealist.com does not accept any responsibility for any statement in TheIdealist.com. For the avoidance of doubt,  we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing or reading TheIdealist.com or any part of it. You can access other sites via links from TheIdealist.com and these are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.


3.Changes to Terms and Conditions

These term and conditions may change at any time at our sole discretion and through your continuing use of the site it will be deemed that you accept any variation of the terms and conditions after they have been made. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


4. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless TheIdealist.com, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates and all respective officers from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to, legal fees and expenses, arising out of a breach by you or any user of your account of these terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Advertising

Advertisers are solely responsible for the advertising material which they submit to TheIdealist.com and any statement they make about their products and offers. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. If you want to advertise on the TheIdealist.com, please email us at advertising@theidealist.com so we can liaise with our advertising sales team.

User Content

We are not responsible for the content or accuracy, or for any views expressed in any Posts submitted by Users.  Any such views or content represent the views and values of the relevant User, and do not reflect Our views and values in any way.Users of this site may submit content for publication in various areas in the form of comments, responses to comments and in some cases full articles. Interaction with the site is subject to appropriate online community standards as set out in detail below. Anyone posting to the site will be deemed to have consented to these guidelines and standards. In submitting content to us you agree and represent that the content has been originated by you or that you have permission to use the content in whole and for any part contained therein from the owner. You or the owner retain copyright to any content sent to us but by providing it to us you are granting an irrevocable, non-exclusive, unconditional, fully-transferrable, royalty-free and perpetual license to use and transmit further the content in any format and on any platform, known or hereinafter invented.  You agree that anything you post is at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on completeness or accuracy. The opinions expressed are your own and do not necessarily reflect those of TheIdealist.com and we do not endorse any user content. We may remove your content from use at any time at our discretion and accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users.

You warrant that your submitted content is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent or invasive of another’s privacy, or is offensive or defamatory or illegal. Additionally your content must not – and you warrant as such that is does not  – infringe any copyrights of any other party. You agree not to post content which is deliberately inflammatory or designed to harm other users, or designed to transmit content, viruses, files or other programs designed to compromise the Idealist.com or to cause harm to other users and their computers.


5. Privacy and Use of Cookies

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users in the use of the site. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved to users’ computer hard drives that track, save and store information about users’ interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide users with a tailored experience within the 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 connected third parties.

Google Analytics

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage and behaviour. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information, unless you are logged in as a subscriber. You can read their privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service and Google Adsense, a targeted Ads platform provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Both Google Analytics and 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  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 and Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its 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 we advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its 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 programme 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 will operate an automated notification programme, 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 programme for which a small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: subscriptions@theidealist.com

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its 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 but is not limited to; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity or other relevant actions.
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 unsubscribe 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 its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Affiliate Links

Any links to special offers are identified as such and are affiliate links which 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 at the time of inserting the link and, while significant efforts are made to ensure the validity and quality of the links, we cannot be held responsible for activity undertaken by third parties. 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 and some renowned affiliate networks. Each of these have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral programme which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s 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.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its 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 its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourages 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 its 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://www.theidealist.com/curl-up-on-cosy-winter-evenings/ 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 its 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 its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.


Resources and Further Information

This Policy contains elements derived from the Free Sample Privacy Policy written by James King at Jamie King Media © 2012 – v.2.0 February 2012.