Who we are

The Earth Museum is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 10740461

Our website address is: https://theearthmuseum.co.uk.

We can be contacted on: enquiries@theearthmuseum.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media and Data Content

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included that you would not wish to share on this geo-positioning website. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Content shared by you on the website in stories and in associated GIS mapping is accessible to all users as a core part of purpose, including public when published.

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 visit a login page, 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.

This website utilises a Jetpack plug-in, and its privacy statement can be found here: https://automattic.com/cookies/

Embedded and linked content from other websites

Articles on this site include embedded and linked content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.), including Esri ArcGIS Online, Vimeo and PayPal. Embedded and linked content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. The privacy policies for EsriArcGIS Online, Vimeo and PayPal can be found at:

https://www.esri.com/en-us/privacy/privacy-statements/privacy-statement

https://vimeo.com/privacy

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev

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

This website utilises a Jetpack plug-in, and its privacy statement can be found here: https://automattic.com/cookies/

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 left comments, or have an account on this site, 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.

Your contact information

For any privacy-specific concerns, The Earth Museum can be contacted at: enquiries@theearthmuseum.co.uk