Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.cordbusters.co.uk.
Cord Busters is owned by Ginger Heart, LTD – a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13263831. Our registered office address is at Suite 1, The Courtyard, The Old Monastery Windhill Bishop’s Stortford Hertfordshire CM23 2ND.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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, but your IP address is not published.
If you subscribe to the Cord Busters e-mail newsletter, you will receive an email asking you to confirm this. If you agree, you will then receive a weekly (or otherwise) e-mail with new content updates from the site.
If you no longer wish to receive these updates, at the bottom of each email there is an Unsubscribe option which will delete your email address from the subscription list.
You do not have to provide your real name. If you don’t provide a working email address we are unable to reply to you.
By sending us a message you consent to us retaining the information in our email system, and also to retaining any subsequent exchange of emails. We may use this information in later research. We may also use it as background information in articles if it is possible to do so on an anonymous basis so you cannot be identified.
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.
CordBusters uses “third-party cookies”, set by an analytics company. The information collected is non-personal information – we cannot identify you from it. It is used for creating statistics which help us improve the site, for example by knowing which pages are most frequently viewed and the number of visitors who access CordBusters through their mobile.
CordBusters works perfectly well if you choose to block these cookies through your browser, or by using tools such as Google Analytics Opt-Out.
Who we share your data with
CordBusters uses two services, called OneSignal and Gravitec, to enable push notifications with updates on the content we publish. Information on unsubscribing from push notifications can be found here.
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.
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.
Accessing your data (Subject Access Request)
If you want to see a copy of the information I hold about you, please email me at editor [at] cordbusters.co.uk
and specify the Name and Email Address you used so I can locate your information. I will respond within a month. The email requesting this SAR needs to come from the email address you used, so I can be sure that I am not sending personal data to the wrong person.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please Mediavine Partners.
You can contact me either via this contact form or directly via editor [at] cordbusters.co.uk