Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to ensure that you understand your rights in relation to the personal data we collect about you. For the purposes of this document, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Autonomous Digital Ltd.


1. What information do we collect?


(a) Comments

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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


(b) Media

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.


(c) Contact forms

Using our website is entirely confidential, however should you wish to enquire about, or use, any of our services, we will need to collect and store certain information which could be used to identify you. The information we collect is as follows:

  • Your name
  • Your telephone number(s)
  • The company you work for
  • Your IP address (to verify that you are not a robot)

We require further information from clients who proceed beyond an initial enquiry. The nature of this data will be discussed when and if it becomes necessary to do so.


(d) Cookies

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.

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. By logging 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. You can find out more about these cookies on our Cookie Policy page.


(e) 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


2. How do we use your information?

We use information provided to us to:

  • Make initial contact with you when you register your interest in one of our services
  • Assist in providing any services with which you choose to progress
  • Offer further services which we believe may be of interest to you

We do not participate in mass marketing techniques, such as batch emails. Contact we make with you, with the exception of that which is detailed in section 6, is necessitated in relation to a specific query.


3. How do we store your information?

We store information on secure web servers, which are based within the United Kingdom. Our service providers are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

We work hard to ensure that our website and database operate using the highest standards of information security. All data that passes through our website is encrypted for transmission. We cannot guarantee, however, the complete security of any data transmitted via the internet. Information you provide through our website, therefore, is at your own risk.


4. How long do we keep your information?

We will not store information about any individual for a period of more than two years since our last date of contact with them, unless the individual makes a specific request that would require us to keep the information for longer.

The metadata for comments is retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


5. Access to your information

You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of this data, please refer to section 11 and contact us via one of the listed methods.

This service is free of charge, but please note that ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive or repetitive’ requests may incur a fee.


6. Keeping accurate data

We periodically contact all individuals in our database registered with us for a period of more than 12 months. This is generally on the first calendar day of each year. We will present them with the opportunity to update or remove their information.

Should you wish to make any changes to this information at any other time, you are welcome to do so by contacting us using one of the methods listed in section 11.

If you have an account on this site, 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.


7. Sharing your information with other organisations

Any data you supply to us or or any of our subsidiaries will not be shared with third-party organisations. This includes by sale or otherwise. Information given to individual subsidiaries becomes supplied to the group as a whole. We will share this with other subsidiaries where we deem appropriate.

If Autonomous Digital or any of its associates are acquired by a another organisation, personal information may be transferred.


8. Other websites

Occasionally, our website may use links which lead to other websites. Where this is the case, you should ensure that you are familiar with their privacy policy before continuing the use of their services.


9. Policy changes

Changes we make to our policy are shown on this page. The last update was on 24th January 2019.


10. Your rights

You can read more about your rights regarding your personal information on the Information Commissioner’s Office website:

In addition, if you have any concerns or complaints about the way your data is handled, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office:


11. How to contact us

Autonomous Digital Ltd, registered in England & Wales, no. 11772715.

If you have any further questions about Autonomous Digital our Privacy Policy, how we handle your data, or would like to obtain, update or remove the personal information we hold about you, you can contact us through one of the following methods:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0161 327 1077
  • Write: Suite 507, Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 2AP

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