Cyprus Pride House takes take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting your privacy online.
How We Collect Data
We collect two kinds of data about our users:
- Data that is colected automatically when you use the website. For example, it includes your IP address (the location of your computer on the internet), pages accessed, the dates/times you accessed our website. This information does not tell us anything personal about who you are, or your home address, or identify you in anyway. It simply allows us to monitor how our website is used, for example, what pages are popular with our visitors.
- Data that you provide to us but only if you voluntarily disclose this information to us. For example, your email address for posting on the guestbook, filing out the online message form or contacting us via email. Your email is never published on our website, and is used purely to offer these options to you.
Sharing Your Information
We will not share your personal information with anyone for the purposes of direct marketing. We do not, and never will, sell, rent or giveaway your personal information to send spam or marketing emails. You do not have to disclose any personal information to browse our website.
How the Information is Used
To adopt, sponsor or foster a pet
In order for us to process an adoption, fostering or sponsorship, we need certain information from you, including contact information. This information is used purely to offer these options to you and your personal information is not sold to a third-party.
We use Google Analytics to track user interaction. This means the non-personal information is used to carry out research on how our website is used by visitors. It helps us work out how many visitors we have, how many visitors return on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular.
Although Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, internet browser, device and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address, but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to anywhere on our website.
We may disclose anonymous aggregate statistics about our site visitors in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes. These statistics include no personally identifying information.
Should you choose to add a comment to our Guestbook, a name and email address is required as part of the form. This will be saved to our website’s database, along with your comment and the date and time you submitted your comment. This information is used simply to identify you as a contributor to our Guestbook, and is not used for marketing or passed on to a third party.
Only the name you input, your comment and the date of submission is shown on the Guestbook. Your email is not published on our website.
Your comment and its associated data will remain on this website until we delete the comment, or remove the Guestbook. You can request that your comment on our Guestbook is deleted. Please contact us using the email address that was used by you to post the comment, with the details (date and name used etc.) of your comment that you wish to delete.
In simple terms, a cookie is a small piece of information that a website transfers to your hard-drive to store and sometimes track information about you.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc.) to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so.
Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.
Our Third Party Data Processors
We use these third parties to process a visitor’s data on our behalf:
Links to Other Websites
Under data protection law in Europe, you have rights we need to make you aware of. The rights available to you depend on our reason for processing your information.
- Right to access – the right to (i) request copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive”. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
- Right to correct – the right to have your personal information rectified if you think it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your personal data from our systems in certain circumstances.
- Right to restrict our use of your data – the right to “block” us from using your data or limit the way in which we can use it.
- Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your data.
- Right to object to the use of your data – the right to object to our use of your data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
If you would like to review or revise information you have previously provided to us online, you may do so by emailing us.
To find out more about your entitlements under this legislation, visit:
- In the EU, visit EDPS Homepage | European Data Protection Supervisor (europa.eu)
- UK, the data protection authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – https://ico.org.uk.
Changes to this Policy
Last updated: 16 December 2021.