What Information Do We Collect?
Birdgehls (https://www.birdgehls.com) collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments on our website. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website (if added), and email address.
Automatically Collected Information
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.
Cookies / IP Address tracking
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.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
With Whom Information is Shared
None of your information will be shared with third parties. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message. However, your email address and privacy will always be kept secure.
What Rights We Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site, 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.
How Information May Be Used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
To operate and maintain the website;
To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customise the website for your account;
To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
To respond to your comments or inquiries;
To provide you with user support;
To track and measure advertising on the website;
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.
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.
Third-Party Use of Information
Birdgehls utilises the following third-party services and each one has their own respective privacy policies to determine the use of your personal information:
This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
If Birdgehls chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. We hate boring SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up email inboxes with unwanted messages or other rubbish.
Third Party Advertising
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. This is done with no extra cost to you, as the consumer.
Last updated: 18th June, 2019