By using these Sites, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this policy.
Like most website operators, The Centrist Limited collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Centrist Limited’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Centrist Limited’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Centrist Limited may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Centrist Limited also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our articles. The Centrist Limited only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that article commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Centrist Limited’s websites choose to interact with the Sites in ways that require The Centrist Limited to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Centrist Limited gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who comment on our articles are asked to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive newsletters via email, their emails are collected. In each case, The Centrist Limited collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Centrist Limited. The Centrist Limited does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Centrist Limited may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Centrist Limited may monitor the most popular pages the Sites or use spam screened by the anti-spam services to help identify spam. The Centrist Limited may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Centrist Limited does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Centrist Limited discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Centrist Limited’s behalf or to provide services available at The Centrist Limited’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Centrist Limited’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Centrist Limited will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, The Centrist Limited discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Centrist Limited believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Centrist Limited, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The Centrist Limited website and have supplied your email address, The Centrist Limited may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new developments, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Centrist Limited and our activities. We primarily use our Sites to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Centrist Limited takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The Centrist Limited, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Centrist Limited goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Centrist Limited may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
When visitors leave comments on the Sites, The Centrist Limited collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Comments and other content submitted may be passed to third party anti-spam services that are not hosted on The Centrist Limited servers where the content may be stored improve the service .
If users of the Sites upload images to the website, they should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Other public visitors to the Sites can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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.
If visitors choose to leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so comment moderators can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on The Centrist Limited Sites, personal information they provide in their user profile is stored and may be published. 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 The Centrist Limited Sites, 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.