About our Charity
Network MESH (West London) is registered charity. On joining, members are asked for their contact details and some limited (optional) personal information. The contact details are added to the group’s membership database, which is used for the purposes of distributing the quarterly newsletter. Members decide on joining whether they wish to be on the Public or the Private list in the database. Contact details on the Private list are never shown to other members. Only the chair and treasurer, the database secretary and the newsletter editor have access to the full database. The distributors of the newsletter have access to the part of the database that they need. The information contained in the group membership database is retained purely for group purposes and will never be given to any third party person or organisation.
Who we are
Our website address is: http://networkmeshwl.org.uk/.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you fill in the Membership Application form on the website, that data will be retained in our database.
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.
For website staff:
If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
When 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.
If a user requests their data be removed, all staff who store members’ data, such as from the membership form, must destroy that data on their systems.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not share data except for spam control.
We use Akismet for spam control. This is a standard WordPress Plugin. We are not responsible for third-parties but their statement follows:
Akismet Commenter Information: We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address…oh, and the comment itself, of course).
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have joined the email list or filled in the membership form on this website, 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our website host’s server is secure. We are not responsible for third-parties.
Your contact information
If you have questions or need to contact us about your personal data rights please contact Tony@networkmeshwl.org.uk