As with the vast majority of websites, the following information is automatically collected whenever our site is visited;
This information is anonymous and not linked to you as an individual.
If you register to receive our newsletter, your email address is stored in our MailChimp account. We do not collect your name for newsletter subscriptions.
If you use any contact forms on our website, the data and information you provide is emailed to us directly from the website. A copy of this email is stored in our website database. This data is only used to allow communications with you directly.
If you register for an account on the website, the following information is collected;
This information is stored in our website database which is protected by high levels of security, hosted within the industry-leading AWS infrastructure.
If you choose to donate via a third party, such as Patreon or PayPal, we do not store any information that you provide. This is all handled by the third party and you should check their privacy policies for information on how they use the data and information that you provide.
If you register for an account on the website, you have the option to provide debit or credit card information which can be saved for future donations and purchases on our website.
This card data is NOT stored by us.
Any card details you provide are stored with Stripe, our secure payment provider. If you choose to do this, Stripe provide us with a customer ID, which we do store along with your other personal information.
This customer ID is how we are able to link your payment information to your account and take payments if/when you make a purchase or donation, without storing any of it or being able to access it.
Used to understand how our site is being used, how people find us, who our audience is and how we can make the site better.
Used to ensure that we can keep fans up-to-date with things that are likely to be of interest, such as breaking astronomy news or changes to our content, website and the community as a whole.
Contact form data
Used to ensure that we can communicate with those of you that want to converse with us!
Used so that we can identify who you are, which allows us to personalise your experience on our site.
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