Privacy Policy for MOFFATIG.COM

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This is our updated Privacy Policy going into effect on January 19th., 2018.

Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:

Below is’s privacy policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles.

1. Who We Are and What This Policy Covers

This is a private web server operated by Iain Moffat ("the site owner") acting as a data controller in respect of his own website and hosted static websites uploaded to this server for third parties, and as a data processor on behalf of the Felixstowe and District Amateur Radio Society (F&DARS) under Data Protection Act registration Z2865639. This site uses the following domain names:

If you visit our web sites without logging in or providing personal data then we will record only your IP address, the date and time of your visit, the page(s) retrieved and the information about your computer sent automatically by your browser in an access log file under the legal basis of Article 6(1f) of the EU GDPR "processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party". The legitimate interests are for the purposes of security investigation, statistical reporting and fault diagnosis only. We cannot identify you from this data alone and we believe that it is exempt from data subject rights under articles 15 through 20 of the GDPR unless you provide further identifying data as described in article 11(2). We will keep these log records for 30 days unless it becomes necessary to preserve them as part of a security investigation in which case they will be retained for 5 years after the matter has been resolved.

F&DARS and some other organisations who use this server may have their own security policies which apply to use of their sites and services and take precedence over this one.

The contact details of the owner needed to exercise your rights under the law to view your data, have it corrected or erased or to get a machine readable copy are:

Owners Name and Address

You are entitled to exercise these rights free of charge and to receive a response within one month, subject to the exceptions in Article 12(5) of the EU GDPR for repetitive or manifestly unfounded requests. The Owner reserves the right to require that you identify yourself before disclosing personal data in response to a request.

You are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are not satisfied with our response. The supervisory authority for the UK is the Information Commissioner's office which can be contacted via their helpline 0303 123 1113 or at

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you:

Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our website, mobile applications and other products and services collectively as “Services.”

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any of our products or services that have a separate privacy policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

2. Information We Collect

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.

We collect information in three ways: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our services, and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect.

2.1. Information You Provide to Us

It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:

2.2. Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some information automatically:

2.3. Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may also get information about you from other sources. For example, if we look up your IP address in a public GeoIP Database.

3. How We Use Information

We use information about you as mentioned above and as follows:

4. Sharing Information

4.1. How We Share Information

We do not sell our users’ private personal information.

We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:

4.2. Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is – you guessed it – disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on our website are all available to others. Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. If you leave a forum or delete a website and copies will have passed beyond your or the Owner's control and it will be impractical to find and remove copies of information stored outside this server. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share.

5. Security

5.1 Technical Security

Please refer to our security policy document. More detailed information is available in confidence to the operators of web sites and applications hosted on this server.

5.2 Choices

You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:

6. Other Things You Should Know (Keep Reading!)

6.1. Transferring Information

The Internet is a worldwide service. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of information in and to the U.K. and other countries, which may have rights and protections that are different from those in your home country. The server for and its hosted domain names and the permanent copy of your data is located in the UK but the owner and the administrators of hosted web sites and applications may access it via the Internet from potentially anywhere.

Encrypted backups are stored by Amazon S3 in their London Zone in The UK. Amazon have declared that this service is going to be GDPR compliant with regard to their servers, network and operational procedures as of 25th May 2018 but make clear that it is their customer's responsibility to protect data from unauthorised access. To that end we use AES Encryption with 192 bit keys before the data leaves our premises and the backup provider does not have the keys. Neither the backup provider nor anyone else can easily decrypt the files held in Amazon S3 to recover your or our information.

6.2. Ads and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We do use or tolerate 3rd party advertisements on this server although we may link to and recommend the software and services that we use. We may use tools such as GeoIP databases to secure the site or understand problems with the site and your access to the site.

6.3. Third Party Software

If you’d like to use third party software like plugins with our Services, please keep in mind that when you interact with them you may provide information about yourself to those third parties. We don’t own or control these third parties and they have their own rules about collection, use and sharing of information. You should review their rules and policies when installing and using third party software.

6.4 Web Links

The forum software allows members to post links to other web sites and there are links provided by the owner in his pages and by the respective webmasters on the pages of hosted sites. If you follow these links to another web site please note that we do not have control of that web site. Therefore we cannot be responsible for the content of that web site or for the protection of any information that you may provide to that website or any information about you which it may collect automatically. Other sites are governed by their own privacy statement which you should examine before providing any information to them.

The owner and the webmasters of hosted sites can only remove links to dangerous or unsuitable content once the owner or webmasters have become aware of them.

7. Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the Owner may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The owner encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the change log below, and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification through e-mail or the forum. Your continued use of the Services after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your consent to such change.

Change log

January 3, 2018:
Adapted from Automattic/Wordpress Template for F&DARS Forum
January 4, 2018:
Added article 6 legal basis, article 12 statement, sections on links and if members leave; fixed some typos.
January 9, 2018:
Added consent as legal basis for users who log in, added section headings and aligned to FDARS version in style
January 18, 2018:
Added Links to other policies at this site; Changed backups to AWS for GDPR compliance

One More Thing:

This Policy Is Available Under a Creative Commons Sharealike License

This privacy policy is based on the Wordpress / Automattic one which was made available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. You’re more than welcome to copy it, adapt it, and repurpose it for your own use. Just make sure to revise the language so that your policy reflects your actual practices. Also, if you do use the policy we’d appreciate a credit and link to Automattic and (like this paragraph) somewhere on your site.

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