Privacy Policy

At A Tribe Called Woman, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site.

In particular, we want you to know that we are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. In our Privacy Policy, we’ve provided information on when and why we may collect your personal information, how we use it, any limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Analytics

When someone visits www.atribecalledwoman.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. See our cookie policy below for more information on this.

How we use your information when you sign up for our newsletter

As part of the registration process for our seasonal e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about information you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to respond to your enquiry or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing karenhk@atribecalledwoman.com to access, amend or delete any personal data we may hold.

Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately is most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Cookies used on this website

wordpress_test_cookie – WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.

ADMINDYNSRV, DYNSRV – Both of these cookies are use to help the performance of the website and are deleted when you close your browser.

PHPSESSID – To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission. When an enquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their enquiry. No personal information is stored in this cookie.

__sharethis_cookie_test__, __stid, __unam – The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.

Cookies used by Google

NID – Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

Google Analytics

_ga, _gat, _gid – These cookies are used by Google Analytics. They collect information on how visitors use the Website. The data collected is in anonymous form and is also used by Google to produce reports that help us improve the Website.

More general information on how Google uses cookies:

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This cookie retains your preference for a period of time with respect to dismissing pop-up windows containing the newsletter signup form, to prevent the pop-up window from opening every time a you visit the site. This cookie expires after 24 hours, or you can clear your browser cache to remove it sooner.

Cookies used by Youtube.com

GPS – Registers a unique ID on your mobile device to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

PREF – Provides you with a Unique ID to allow Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across various websites

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – Used to estimate your bandwidth on a page containing YouTube videos

YSC – This creates a unique ID to understand what videos from YouTube the user has previously seen

Disabling Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

The following links provide information on managing cookies for the most common browsers:

Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=32467
Safari iOS: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Android: http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
Blackberry: Turn off cookies in the browser
Windows Phone: Changing privacy and other browser settings

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

How we use your data when you subscribe to our newsletter

As part of the registration process for our seasonal e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about information you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to respond to your enquiry or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.

For more information, please see MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

How to remove your personal data

You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing karenhk@atribecalledwoman.com.

You can also email karenhk@atribecalledwoman.com to access, amend or delete any personal data we may hold.

This policy has been reviewed in June 2018 and will be reviewed again in January 2019.

We thank you for your interest in our work at A Tribe Called Woman.

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