Privacy Policy

This privacy policy outlines the information collected by the Top Tip Bio website (TopTipBio.com).

What information do we collection and use

We collect certain bits of information from visitors to our website. These include both non-personal information and personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information, such as e-mail addresses, is provided voluntarily by you. Note, we will never sell any information we collect on to third parties.

We collect this information to improve the functionality of the site and provide the best experience to our visitors.

1. Comments forms

Information that is collected and how it is used

Visitors have the option to leave comments on the site, which are completely voluntary. If comments are posted, we collect the data shown in the comments form (the comment, visitor name [required], visitor e-mail [required] and visitor website [optional]) and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. Collection of the latter is to help with spam detection. Collection of the visitor e-mail from the comments form will not be used for marketing purposes.

If you leave a comment on our site you may also opt-in to save 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

Where is the information stored?

Comment information is stored on our web hosting server, hosted by Tsohost based in Slough (United Kingdom). To read more about their privacy policy click here.

How long will the information be stored?

If you leave a comment, 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.

For those that have used the opt-in option to save their name, e-mail address and website, these cookies will last for one year.

How to remove this information

To send a request to remove the information gathered through our comments form, please use our contact form.

2. Contact forms

Information that is collected and how it is used

Visitors have the option to contact us directly by using our contact form. For this, we collect the data shown in the form (visitor name [required], visitor [e-mail], e-mail subject [optional] and the message [optional]). Once sent, the information will be sent in the form of an e-mail to our address.

We use this information to answer the message sent to us. We will not use the e-mail address for marketing purposes.

The contact form used on our site is created using the Contact Form 7 plugin for WordPress. Within this, we have also enabled the use of Google’s reCAPTCHA function. We use this to prevent spam by ensuring the comments are legitimate.

Where is the information stored?

This information sent to our e-mail account is stored on our web hosting server, hosted by Tsohost based in Slough (United Kingdom). To read more about their privacy policy click here.

How long will the information be stored?

Unless notified, we will keep e-mails sent through our contact form indefinitely.

How to remove this information

To send a request to remove the information gathered through our contact form, please use our contact form.

3. Newsletter

Information that is collected and how it is used

Our visitors also have the option to sign-up for our newsletter. Newsletters are used to disseminate the latest news and offers from our site. By signing up, the only information we ask for is an e-mail address (of course!). This information is completely voluntary and you have the option to change this information at any time.

Where is the information stored?

To create and manage our newsletters, we use the third-party platform MailChimp. To read about their privacy policy, click here.

How long will the information be stored?

We will keep e-mails used to sign-up to our newsletter indefinitely.

How to remove this information

To stop receiving our newsletter, you can follow the link at the bottom of the newsletter in your e-mail. Additionally, visit the unsubscribe page and enter your e-mail address to be removed from our mailing list by clicking here.

Cookies

Our website uses “Cookies” to improve the functionality of our website and to provide the best possible service to you.

To read about the Cookies used by this website and to change their settings, visit our Cookie policy here.

Updates

We may update the information in our privacy policy from time to time. Any updates will be posted on this page, with the corresponding date of changes.

Last updated: 07/12/2018