Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Serw Foundation. Our website address is: https://www.serw.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The personal data we collect from users and site visitors to our website. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, and technical data, such as information about cookies.

The personal data we collect is minimal to ensure the function of our website and to be able to contact you should you use our contact form.

Contact forms

If you send us a message via our site you will be providing your name and email address. We use a third party service by Google called ReCaptcha to verify that the user sending us a message is a human and not spam. Any information sent to us via our contact form is parsed into an email and sent to us, once checked with an antivirus software.

We keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but you do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Cookies

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.

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.

Analytics

We use a third party firewall to protect our website in addition to serve our website as efficiently as possible. Our third party record anonymised technical data, such as type of browser; users IP address; geo location; the type of data obtained from our website (HTML, CSS, Javascript etc). This data is automatically removed after 30 days.

Who we share your data with

We share any collected data with the following third party providers:

How long we retain your data

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

Our website servers are held on servers within the European Union.

Contact form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service outside of the European Union.

Your contact information

You can contact us via our contact page.

How we protect your data

We take data protection seriously. Our website uses HTTPS to securely encrypt the traffic between our website and your browser to provide privacy and security of our users. Our website uses a third party firewall to mitigate any security risks along with two-factor authentication.