Who we are
We are David Price OBE, Alison Tansey, Jamie Smith, Alexander Bell, Leanne Hamley and Neil King. We may also include guest contributors to the site from time to time.
Our website address is: https://www.powerofusagency.com
All communication between the website visitor/user and our server is performed over a secure, encrypted HTTPS connection which passes SSL security tests with grade A status.
The site uses an RSA 2048 bit key and the signature algorithm uses SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. This is the same kind of technology used to secure communication with online banking sites. The certificate is trusted by all major authorities, including Mozilla, Apple, Android, Java and Windows.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Taking part in an online cultural audit
In order to partake in an online cultural audit on this site, the system has to create a unique login account for each user. The only data collected for this purpose is the email address provided by your organisation. No other personal or identifiable data is collected, stored or required by the system.
The audit can contain options to categorise users (chosen by their organisation) but these are optional and will not identify an individual.
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.
After approval of your comment, the information you entered is visible to the public in the context of your comment. We reserve the right to remove and edit comments for spelling, decency, readability etc.
The information submitted via contact forms will be emailed to us. By submitting any details you give us permission to keep that information indefinitely and to contact you regarding your enquiry.
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Mailing list / Newsletter
Our mailing list / newsletter is managed by Moosend. They have strict privacy policies in place which you can read here before signing up:
If you take part in a Cultural Audit and log in to access your survey or the results report, a cookie is set for the duration of your logged-in session. This is required for authentication.
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 visit our login page, 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.
If you are contributor to the site and 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 and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, links, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
As with all websites, the server collects data in order to help us monitor its health and prevent any abuse. Your IP address and some details sent from your web browser are logged to help us debug any problems, maintain security and also keep track of visitor numbers.
Who we share your data with
We do not share any details collected with anyone outside of the site maintainers. If your organisation is subscribed to our Cultural Audit then an anonymised combined report is created for the organisation but no individual or their submitted choices are identifiable. Administrators in the organisation have access to a list of all email addresses they have added to the system.
If you are an article contributor to the website and request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
Users of the online Cultural Audit have their data stored until such a time as the organisation is no longer subscribed to the system and we feel it is no longer useful. An individual’s login account can be removed by an administrator in their organisation or at The Power Of Us Agency.
If you leave a comment to an article on the website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you 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 or data which is required to store audit surveys.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Other than that, we do not send your data anywhere outside of our system.
We abide by all relevant privacy and data protections laws applicable in the UK.