1. Introduction

White Horse Scientific Ltd (“we,” “our,” or “us”) operates the website www.whitehorsescientific.co.uk (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, and protection of the personal information you provide while using our Website.

2. Information We Collect

  • Comments: When visitors leave comments on our Website, we collect the data entered in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to assist in spam detection.

  • Media: If you upload images to our Website, please refrain from including images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS), as visitors can download and extract location data from such images.

  • Cookies: When you leave a comment, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are designed for your convenience to save you from re-entering your information when making future comments.

  • Login Page: We may set a temporary cookie when you visit our login page to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This temporary cookie contains no personal data and is discarded upon closing your browser.

  • Login Information: When you log in, we set cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies.

  • Article Editing: When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie may be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and expires after one day.

3. Embedded Content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. This embedded content functions similarly to if you had visited the other website. These websites may collect data, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with their embedded content, especially if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

4. Data Sharing

If you request a password reset, your IP address may be included in the reset email.

5. Data Retention

  • Comments: Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely for the purpose of recognizing and approving follow-up comments automatically.

  • User Profiles: For users who register on our Website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. Users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for their usernames. Website administrators can also access and edit this information.

6. User Rights

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to:

  • Request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided.
  • Request the erasure of any personal data we hold about you, subject to our obligations for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

7. Third-Party Services

We integrate with third-party services such as HubSpot CRM and Stripe. These services have their own privacy policies, and you should review them for details on how they handle your data.

8. Automated Spam Detection

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

9. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@whitehorsescientific.co.uk