Perfectpoitou - Privacy policy

This site is aimed at helping people in the Poitou and we take every precaution with the information supplied and take your privacy very seriously. Here are details of our privacy policy for the information you supply us.

Registration

It is possible at the moment to ask questions without registration. If you do register you will be able to many more things, including answering and commenting upon questions. If you are on Facebook you can use this to register and login rather than registering on the site.

If you register using your Facebook account then it will automatically use your Facebook image and username on the Perfectpoitou and your Facebook email address too. No other Facebook information is used by our site and so it will not affect your Facebook privacy settings.

If you do register you can choose the amount of information you include, which, at the minimum, needs to be username, email and password.

If you have used an username on other websites we would recommend that you DO NOT use the same password on multiple sites, as this is very insecure.

Personal Information

Any personal information you supply will only be used for the website. It includes your IP address for anti-spam measures.

Information required in the Contact Forms is simply name and email address, any other information is at your discretion.

Registration information also includes a password as indicated, together with any other information you want to include - some of this will be publically available

We do not email those who Contact us or have Registered with unsolicited emails and you have the option to refuse emails in the Q&A user panel when you have registered. We definitely do not pass this information to third parties.

If you have reason to believe that your information has been obtained by third parties as a result of using our site, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can investigate our security measures.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. By using the site we assume that you are happy with this process.

In the case of perfectpoitou.com we use a simple 'Session' cookie to help your browsing experience. We do not use third party cookies for everyday visitors to the site with the exception of Google analytics. Their anonymous tracking cookie is used to to enable us to gauge popularity of particular parts of our website. In any event any cookies will be ‘session’ cookies and so will either expire when you leave the site or can be easily removed at this time with no affect on your subsequent visits.

For registered users the web site adds other session cookies to enable the website to allow you to contribute to our site. But again these are session cookies and can be safely removed. There are no other third party cookies used.

However, you may prefer to disable the Google analytics cookies on this site. The process will involve putting a cookie on your PC to say you want to opt-out – this conforms with pan-european regulations that require websites to inform users of cookies and the nature of the web means that the only way this website can ‘remember’ that you do not want cookies is to place a reminder cookie with your preferences on your PC.

Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics on our website

Click here to visit Google Analytics website and download a browser addon to universally opt-out from Google Analytics.

If you want to disable cookies on other sites the most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.