Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.inotternews.co.uk.
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.
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.
What types of personal data are collected through the contact form?
Any information given in a response field in one of our forms will be sent to us and the information collected by us.
For what purposes those data necessary?
The data is used to communicate with the sender. E.g, if you ask us a question, we will use your contact email to send you a reply.
Who can access the data?
Only staff at Otter news will have access to this data
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.
On visiting our website you will be sent cookies which will track the pages you visit on our website, and if applicable will show us what link you clicked on to reach us. The cookie will also gather information such as the browser you are using, and your IP address. The information gathered is anonymous.
You do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies, in order to browse our website or to access any of our services. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.
More information on the cookies used by Google Analytics 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.
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.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Please note that Otter News does use Affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, We will earn a small commission if you click through one of them to make a purchase.
If you have any other queries or concerns please email ‘Contact(at)inotternews.co.uk’ and we will do everything we can to help.