Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Kane Ecology Ltd we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Who we are

We are Kane Ecology Ltd, an ecological consultancy company based in Ballymoney, N.Ireland.

Our website address is: www.kaneecology.co.uk

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.

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

We collect questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your name, email address and phone number, if you use our online form to contact us. We use these details to respond to the feedback/query you send us.

Cookies

We collect information on how you use the site, through cookies.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Kane Ecology Ltd uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Kane Ecology Ltd visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

We collect data about your visit to the website. This information does not identify you personally. This data includes:

  • The pages you visited, when (date and time) you visited them and how long you visited them for
  • The website address from which you accessed this site
  • The website address from which you exited this site
  • Queries via the site’s search engine
  • Internet browser and devices used

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.

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. We are not responsible for this content or the information they may collect.

What we do with all this data

We use the information that we collect to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, including the following:

  • provide you with information, if you want it
  • respond to any request/feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
  • send email alerts to you, if you request them
  • analyse, evaluate and improve this Website via data amalgamated from multiple visitors, which does not identify you personally

Who we share your data with

We value your trust and so Kane Ecology Ltd will never sell your information or knowingly pass your information to any other organisation or individual. The only exception to this is in situations where we have a legal obligation to pass information to appropriate organisations.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Security and virus protection

No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. While we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, such transmission is at your own risk. We will not be liable for any damages or loss arising out of or resulting from any unauthorised access to, alteration to or modification of information contained on this website.

We make every effort to check and test our website during production. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on anything you download from the internet.

We accept no liability for any loss, disruption or damage to your computer system or your data caused by using this website or arising as a result of having used the website.

Contacting us

If you have any specific data protection queries or concerns, you can email us at info@kaneecology.couk

Changes to this privacy policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Kane Ecology Ltd may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Kane Ecology Ltd’s sole discretion. Kane Ecology Ltd encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.