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Introduction

Bad Archaeology is committed to the online privacy of all of its users. This privacy statement applies solely to information on this website. It has been written to give you a clear explanation of our data processing practices to safeguard you and your personal information.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to this policy and data protection please contact us via the contact page.

By using this website you are accepting the terms and conditions of use contained within this policy. If this policy is not acceptable to you, please do not use this website.

Notification of changes

From time to time it will be necessary to update this Privacy Policy. This is in order to ensure our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users; our preferred method is by email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy in force at the time the information was collected.

Copyright and ownership of data

The authors of Bad Archaeology are the owners of the information on this site and all our content is our copyright. Most of the images are from an open source library or are the property of the authors. If any of these images have been used in error or without permission, please contact us via the contact page.

Information Collected

We will not sell, share or rent any information on the website or data relating to its users to third parties in any way, unless:

  • it is stated on the web page at the point of collecting information from you, or
  • it is outlined in this policy statement, or
  • it is required by law.

We automatically receive and record information on server logs from your browser. We only monitor the IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of visitors to collect statistical data about usage patterns on our website. This information does not relate to any personal detail of an individual, so all visitors to our site remain anonymous.

Users have several opportunities to register to receive email alerts, provide online views and comments about the website and services from our website. The information provided by users via this service will be acted upon according to the content of the communication. We may contact users in order to reply to the issues raised. This contact will be via email, unless an alternative is specified.

Cookies

A cookie is a means for your web page browser to hold a small amount of information either in memory or on your hard disk, for use during your website visit. Cookies do not damage your computer, since they cannot look into your computer and find out information about you or read any personal material kept on your hard drive.

There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies. Session cookies disappear after you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies are stored for a specified length of time on your hard disk, after which they expire automatically.

Like many other websites, ours uses both types of cookies. We use them only with our interactive pages, such as our contact form or when making comments, when it is necessary to maintain a unique identification on your browser whilst you use those pages.

Any cookies that are used or that remain on your PC do not contain any record of the information you may enter or any other personal information and are only used so that interactive sessions function correctly. No other website can read the id we store in our cookies and we do not read any information from other websites.

If you are concerned about accepting cookies, most browsers will allow you to refuse them to be stored on your machine but unfortunately, you will not be able to use our interactive pages if you do this.

If you follow any external links from our site to visit another website, you might encounter the use of cookies on those sites, which is beyond our control.

Security

Access to all our user information is restricted. Only those who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information.

The servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment which is continually monitored and tested.

Amazon EU Associates Programme

Bad Archaeology is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

If you have any questions about the security on our website, you can contact us via the contact page.

4 Responses to Privacy policy and copyright

  • Amber Koski says:

    Very entertaining, thank you.

  • Jim Grady says:

    Hi

    Your site has the best “cookie” explanation and approach I have seen. Well done!

  • TJ says:

    Hello. Thank you for your site. I did not know where else to post this plea…please tell people that there is no such thing as “amateur archaeologists.” This term is often used in the media to refer to people who happen to like archaeology or, worse, who happen to participate in “digs” (often pseudo-illegally) or who find artifacts via metal detectors, etc. If someone happens to give first aid, are they “amateur doctors”? No. This idea of the “amateur archaeologist” seems to stem from the Victorian notion that any dilettante collector can be an archaeologist. As you so rightfully point out, archaeology is a science with much theory and methodology behind it. Please keep up the good work.

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