Cookies make your visit to the site smoother – but we don’t collect any personal information about you by means of those cookies.
This site uses WordPress cookies to make your visit easier (they may appear tagged as ‘wordpress’ or ‘wp’, or as ‘themify’; also ‘csbwf’ for one of the image carousels ). Google also deposits cookies as part of its Analytics service (see next section), and there are two corresponding Analytics plugins which may create cookies as well (‘ga’, ‘gid’, ‘gadwp’).
If you contact CIRCA by email, we get the email address you used. We will use your email to respond to you, and we may – very occasionally – use your email to inform you of something relevant to you and CIRCA. We will not share your contact info.
The site uses Google Analytics as an aid to see how the site is performing, what pages get the most visits, etc. Google Analytics uses a user’s IP address (which looks something like ‘220.127.116.11’) to count visits and visitors. This IP address is anonymous as far as we are concerned (it’s not supplied to us by Google), and we get no information identifying users from Analytics.
All web hosting services are required to keep logs of any site activity, and these logs are held on the server of the hosting service. The information held includes IP addresses. Your IP address may be relatively fixed, or it may vary a lot; most people’s IP address changes from time to time, and IP addresses are often shared by a number of users at a single location – e.g., a workplace or a house.
We will not share your personal information or contact details with third parties.
Most cookies on this site expire with the end of the user’s session. Google Analytics cookies appear to persist for about 2 years. Emails (if you contact us) probably hang around in our mail program for a few years. When you unsubscribe from the CIRCA newsletter, your email address is not retained by us. Internet Service Providers retain logs of IP addresses indefinitely.