The OS Templates website can be visited / used without actively specifying personal data.
If personal data is required whilst using the OS Templates website (for example name, address, e-mail, telephone number etc.) the provision of the data is carried out on a voluntary basis and is the sole decision of the user of the OS Templates website to input and submit said data.
All personal data that is received via the OS Templates website is not disclosed to third parties without explicit consent from you, the user, with the exception that we may disclose information about you to governmental or law enforcement officials if we are legally bound to do so.
Your privacy is taken very seriously by OS Templates, all information you provide, including your personal information, is treated confidentially and in accordance with the law.
Server Provider Log Files
The OS Templates hosting provider collates website access data and saves the data in so-called "server log files", the following data is written to these log files:
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- Server access time
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Referrer URL
- Accessing computer host name
- IP address
The data is used for statistical purposes only, although, OS Templates reserves the right with retrospective effect to check server log files should evidence be apparant that indicates unlawful use of the OS Templates website.
The OS Templates hosting provider stores Log Files for a maximum of 9 weeks, after this time period the log files are irrevocably deleted from the server.
IP addresses that can be found in the log files are automatically anonymised by our provider after a period of 7 days. This ensures that an identification of a natural person via the IP address is no-longer possible.
For in-depth information about what cookies are used in the OS Templates website, please read our cookies policy found here.
Handling of Personal Data
OS Templates uses your self-submitted personal data only if the usage is permitted by law and or if you have consented to the use of said data. By the act of submitting your personal data, you automatically consent to OS Templates using your data.
Personal information is defined as: all information that can be used to identify your person and which can be used to locate you, such as your first & last names, e-mail address and any telephone number you provide.
Handling of Contact Information
If you wish to contact OS Templates via any of the contact options provided in the website (e-mail, contact form etc.), the details that you provide will be stored so they can be used to process and answer your request.
Without your consent, the data you have provided will not be disclosed to third parties, with the exception, that we may disclose information about you to governmental or law enforcement officials, when and if we are legally bound to.
As a user of OS Templates you have the right of information, correction and deletion of personal information that you have submitted in any form.
On request, you are entitled to receive free information about the personal data that has been stored about you.
If your request does not conflict with any legal obligation OS Templates has, due to data retention, you are entitled to ask us to:
- correct any outdated data
- block / restrict the use of your data
- delete your data
If you would like further information please contact us via our contact form.
OS Templates links to a variety of social media platforms to help you, the user, to add individual pages you find on this website you like to your social media platform of choice.
These links are fully controlled by us and do not transmit any personal data when they are clicked. The platforms that are linked to may use some form of analytics to track where you have come from when landing on their website, this data collection has nothing to do with us, nor can we prevent it.
We use Feedburner and Twitter to aggregate our updates, as such, a user can follow our feed on either of these websites, but, again here, we can not control what these websites do with your data when you subscribe to their service(s).
OS Templates uses "Google Analytics", a service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse / interpret a users website usage / behaviour. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your device when you visit our website.
The information collected by the Google Analytics cookies is sent to and stored on a server based in the USA. For more information about cookies used in our website please click here.
The OS Templates website makes use of Googles own built-in "IP anonymization" method. In short, the IP address of a user (who is within a member state of the EU and the EEA) is modified. This modification / anonymisation technique ensures that an identification of a specific or identifiable natural person via the IP address is no-longer possible.
You also have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by changing the appropriate settings in your browser settings. OS Templates can not guarantee that you will be able to access all features of our website without restriction if you configure your browser to not allow cookies. For help on changing your browsers cookies settings, please read our cookies policy.
If you don't want Google Analytics to track what you do on our website click this link to opt-out now and Analytics will be deactivated. There is one caveat using this option, the cookie that is set is device dependant and as such, the opt-out must be completed on all devices you use to view our website.
You can also use a bespoke Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on that prevents the information being collected by Google specific cookies from being sent to Google and used by Google Inc.
Further Helpful Information
- Google Analytics IP Anonymization
- Google Analytics security and privacy principles - Safeguarding your data
- Google Privacy Checkup
OS Templates makes use of the reCAPTCHA service, which is provided by Google Inc., this service is used to help protect the submission of forms in our website.
The reCAPTCHA service can be found in all of the forms found in our website and is used to check that the submitter of the form is a real person or a bot (internet bot / web robot etc.) to prevent forms from being abused.
The captcha query includes your IP address and possibly other browser related information that the reCAPTCHA service may require, your information will be sent to and used by the Google service.
If you are using our website from within the EU and or EEA area, your IP address will be anonymised by the Google service. In certain rare situations your IP can be sent to a Google server based in the USA and then anonymised.
Due to the fact that the internet "as is" is not a secure platform, we take as many technical and organisational precautions as we can to prevent the alteration, loss or illegal misuse of personal data provided to us.
The transmission of data via the internet is not 100% secure and can be subject to security vulnerabilities, as such, the complete protection of access of data by criminal entities is not possible and cannot be guaranteed.
Although OS Templates cannot guarantee that the alteration, loss or illegal misuse of data via criminal bodies won't occur, we do our best to prevent it from happening.
Links to 3rd Party Websites
The OS Templates website contains links to 3rd party websites that are unrelated to any privacy laws that this website is bound to / regulated by.
If changes have an effect with regard to the information you the user have provided us, we will, where plausible, contact you requesting your permission to carry on using your information and or delete, update or restrict your information at your request.
When you use our website you consent to OS Templates collecting statistical, contact and or personal information and making use of said information as specified in this policy.