Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://theindependentinitiative.com.

The Independent Initiative is an independent subset of The Initiative Production Company.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Email

If you sign up for our newsletter, we will collect your full name and Email address. This will be used for newsletters from The Independent Initiative, and may be used by its parent company The Initiative Production Company. Neither the Independent Initiative nor the Initiative Production Company will sell, lease or give your email to another company to use.

All email collected will be stored with Mailchimp and be subject to their privacy policy (https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/)

Cookies

We Like cookies, who doesn’t? We want you to know that our site uses cookies, we do out best to keep your data secure and not to keep personally identifiable information with our cookies

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.

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

Who we share your data with

This site uses Google Analytics to keep track of our you interact with our site to give you more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Any email addresses collected through the signup form will be stored with Mailchimp and are subject to their privacy policy. (https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/)

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Most of the data we collect is stored on Google’s servers. We are also making sure we use the latest security to keep that data safe.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We collect as little user identifiable data as possible, to keep you safe in the event of a data breech

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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Third parties

This site may be using WPMU DEV third-party cloud storage to store backups of its audit logs where personal information is collected.

Additional data

This site creates and stores an activity log that capture the IP address, username, email address and tracks user activity (like when a user makes a comment). Information will be stored locally for 30 days and remotely for 1 year. Information on remote logs cannot be cleared for security purposes.