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

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Otherwise visitors to the website may be able to download and extract any location data from images on the website despite our strict policy forbidding this and as such we take no responsibilities for what this data may be used for.

Contact forms

Cookies

www.mdcgifts.com features comments and reviews under every product listing for customers to be able to leave their review and recommendation of the products. By leaving any comments or reviews on our site you 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 on the same product or any other areas of www.mdcgifts.com. These cookies have an expiration date of one year, after which they will be automatically erased for your security.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.

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 is equipped with an analytics surveying from a service by the name of Google© Analytics. There will be personal data or exact geographic locations monitored by this service. The service may be used to track your flow throughout the website to best optimise our pages and be able to improve upon them better. All activity on www.mdcgifts.com is recorded in the interest of improving our services, starting from the source of direction that you used to arrive here, and ending this tracking once you have left www.mdcgifts.com. No personal or any sensitive information is stored and tracked without your explicitly complicit agreement should there be a need.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, 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

In accordance with our customer views, we aim to follow the GDPR law for its intents in protecting a persons online data. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you are able to request to receive an exported file of any personal data about you that we hold, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. These requests do not include any data which we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service, comparing the comment against the known structures of spam comments and known spam words. If you believe your comment was wrongly detected and marked as spam when you believe it should not have been, please contact us through our contact page

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements