Privacy policy and cookies

Effective date of this policy: 25th May 2018

I Manage Products (this website) is operated by Product People Limited. This website provides:

  • product management articles written by Product People Limited and guest writers from other organisations.

Our privacy policy is reviewed at regular intervals to ensure it meets the current statutory requirements. This policy covers this website, I Manage Products.

Data collected by this website

When you visit our website, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and to diagnose any problems with the website, should they occur.

We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website, except when you tell us who you are so we can contact you or send your our newsletters (see below).

We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally-identifying information from any other source. If we do want to collect personally-identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

As this site uses Automattic’s WordPress and Jetpack software to administer and display the blog, some information is passed to Automattic depending on the way you use the site. You should also read Automattic’s privacy notice together with this one (below) to see how it applies to your use of this site. Note that this sites does not currently use all of Automattic’s available WordPress and Jetpack features, but may do so in the future.

Personally-identifiable information

If you fill in and submit a contact form on our website, we will collect some or all of the following information you provide:

  • Personal information provided by you, which may include one or more of name, email address and telephone number
  • Company name
  • Details of your enquiry

We will use this for the purpose of contacting you in response to your enquiry. We will retain the information while we are still responding to your messages.

Should you go on to become our client, we will retain the information while you remain a client, and then for six years after we complete our contracted work and invoicing with you in order to satisfy our reporting obligations to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

If you provided this information to sign up for one of our newsletters, we will use your details to send you newsletters periodically. You will be given the option to unsubscribe within each newsletter you receive.

We neither collect nor store any of your financial data. We do not share your personal information with any other party.

You can also contact us to request the deletion of any information we hold about you.

Web browser cookies

This website may use cookies to store information about you within your own web browser, specifically whether you are logged in to WordPress, your site preferences if you’re logged in, and to follow which pages you have viewed.

As this site uses Automattic’s WordPress and Jetpack software to administer and display the blog, you should also read Automattic’s cookie policy together with the information below.

The cookies set will identify you uniquely, but not in a way that exposes any of your personally-identifiable information. Your web browser shares the information in your cookies with this website.

It is entirely your choice whether you consent to share this information.

  • If you don’t consent, go to your browser settings, clear your cookies and choose not to accept any others. Note that this will lose your site preferences and may affect how this and other websites work.
  • If you do consent, continue browsing. You don’t need to do anything further.

Cookie: WordPress

Name(s):

wordpress_[letters and numbers]
wordpress_logged_in_[letters and numbers]
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]

Purpose:

This applies only to users with logins for this site, not ordinary browsing.

On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/.

After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of the admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Cookie: Google Analytics

Name(s):

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Purpose:

Use of Google Analytics on this site has been temporarily suspended, so these cookies are not currently used on this website.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Changes to this policy

Product People Limited reserves the right to change this policy from time to time to remain in keeping with applicable privacy laws. When we do change it, we will make a copy of the updated Privacy Policy available on this page. In the case of material changes to the policy, we will provide you with an opportunity to review and opt-out before the new policy comes into effect.

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