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KitGuru Privacy Policy Update May 2018

The EU’s new GDPR regulations come into effect this week. With that in mind, we are updating our privacy policy today and pushing it to the front page to ensure that our readers are aware. You can view our policy at any time by clicking the ‘Privacy’ link at the bottom of our page. Any time changes are made in the future, we will post about it on our front page.

Below you will find our current privacy policy, updated as of the 22nd of May 2018:

PERSONAL DATA:

Everything KITGURU does is geared toward providing you, our reader, with the best content we can make available. KITGURU doesn’t add cookies when you visit, nor do we check/interrogate any cookies that you might arrive or leave with (see IP Addresses below). Outside of competitions and our newsletter, we don’t store individual contact information.

Each of our competitions is run within a small time window – typically less than one month.
We use a dedicated email box for entries. We will have your email from the time you choose to enter, until the time when the prize is delivered to the winner. Once the prize has been delivered, we delete the entries for that competition.

Typically, the email that you chose to use in order to enter our competition will be in a KITGURU email box for less than 4 weeks. We will only use those emails to contact you about the competition itself – for example to tell you that you have won. We do not pass those emails to outside organisations.

IP ADDRESSES:

We have Google Analytics installed and we perform anonymous statistical, demographic and marketing analysis of the people who arrive on KITGURU.

OPT IN NEWSLETTER:

From time to time, we send a simple newsletter to readers who have opted in. Each of these emails will explain that you have chosen to sign up for the newsletter and that you can unsubscribe at any time. This data is held on Mailchimp and never shared with 3rd parties. If you do not opt in on a regular basis, then you will cease to receive the newsletter and your data will be deleted.

CLIENT DATA:

From time to time we will make contact with new vendors, resellers and distributors working in the technology and related sectors. This will happen through the contact information that each organisation and its employees have chosen to share in the public domain for this purpose.

For companies with whom we have (or have had) a commercial relationship, we will retain the information necessary for us to transact business. Clients are welcome to ask about the information that we are holding at any time. This information will be held on individual PCs, with password protection, only by the people who need the information in order to engage in that business relationship.

RESEARCH:

From time to time, KITGURU readers can choose to opt in to various research projects that we run. The kind of data that we capture and store, will vary for each project. We will make it very clear at the start of each research campaign exactly what data will be stored.

This policy may be updated from time to time, for example if government legislation changes. If our policy changes, then we will post about it on our home page.

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