Who Owns this Website

Time Crystal website is maintained by Penny Press. We create and publish books and websites about the History of the Universe and about software development.

Contact information

For general queries please contact Philip Brown at publisher@pennypress.co.uk. For queries about sales or marketing contact sales@pennypress.co.uk

Privacy Policy

All Penny Press websites respect your privacy and will never communicate any personal information you give to Penny Press, such as your email address, to any other organisation.

We do not sell any information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Newsletter

If you subscribe to one of our newsletters we retain your name and email so we can send you the newsletter.

You can unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the newsletter.

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 anonymised 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. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Events

We use Google services to generate maps and provide autocompletion when searching for events by location, which may collect data via your browser in accordance to Google’s privacy policy.

We collect and store information you submit to us when making a booking, for the purpose of reserving your requested spaces at our event and maintaining a record of attendance.

We collect and store information you submit to us about events (and corresponding locations) you would like to publish on our site.

We may use cookies to temporarily store information about a booking in progress as well as any error/confirmation messages whilst submitting or managing your events and locations.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents (for sites with a shopping facility) and remember where you are in the order process.

How we use Cookies

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.

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.

Our website allows you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook. You may already have cookies from these social networks, and the network providers may use these cookies to help show you a personalized experience of our website. See your social network providers for more information on how they use cookies.

StatCounter

StatCounter is a web analytics service. Our websites use StatCounter to help us improve our site by tracking visitor activity. This includes storing a StatCounter cookie in your browser. See below for how to refuse this cookie.

How to opt out of cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings.

The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

StatCounter Opt-out

If you wish to refuse StatCounter cookies, please visit the following page:

http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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 (if any), 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

If you have an account on this site or have left comments or subscribed to our newsletter(s), 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

All the data you send us is stored on secure, password protected web servers and/or computers that are stored in locked rooms.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have procedures in place to notify a personal data breach to the supervisory authority and to the data subject.

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

We do not use any automated decision making or profiling services.


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