Privacy Policy

Map Made Memories found at https://mapmadememories.com is governed by the following Privacy Policy. Map Made Memories respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. This policy clarifies what information is collected and how it is used and stored.

Personal Data
Personal data is created by a users interactions with our site in addition to technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds. When visitors leave comments on our 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, if you choose to leave an avatar, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Your email address will not be displayed but you may choose to add a link to your website.
Personal data may include, but is not limited to, email address, first and last name and cookies and usage data. You will never be asked for sensitive data such as ethnic origin, religion or health details.

Use Of Data
Collected data is used to provide and maintain service, notify you about changes to the website or to provide you with news, newsletters, special offers and general information including new posts. Emails and /or newsletters may contain embedded tracking beacons to monitor subscriber activity arising from receiving such emails. No other data will be collected. Data is also used to monitor usage of Map Made Memories such as pages viewed, time spent on website etc.
You may opt out of any, or all, of these communications by contacting sinead@mapmadememories.com

Childrens’ Information
Map Made Memories will not knowingly process the personal details of anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent and think that we may have access to your childs’ personal information, contact us immediately at sinead@mapmadememories.com.

Cookies
Information is tracked using cookies, both session and persistent cookies. As required by law, and where applicable, Map Made Memoires uses a cookie control system allowing the user to permit or deny consent for the use of cookies on their device.

Embedded Content
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the 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.

Analytics
Map Made Memories uses the third party service providers Google Analytics (for tracking usage of our website), Mail Chimp (for delivering email and newsletters) and Askimet (anti spam service). Their privacy policies are available online.
We will not sell, distribute or reveal personal information to other third parties.

Data Retention
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely but only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy or to meet any legal obligations. In the event of the cessation of Map Made Memories, all data will be deleted. For users that submit a contact from, we store the personal information provided in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Whilst Map Made Memoires has taken necessary security procedures to protect data, no site is 100% secure and we do not accept any liability for a breach of data.

Data rights
If you have left comments or submitted a contact from, 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 restrict, rectify or amend your personal information. You have the right to withdraw consent and request 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. Please note we may ask you to verify your identity before adhering to such requests.

Transfer of Data
Your personal information may be transferred and maintained on computers located outside of your home country. Please note that currently all data from Map Made Memories is transferred and processed in the United Kingdom. Your voluntary submission of information represents your agreement to this transfer. All necessary security procedures are taken to ensure your data is secure but Map Made Memories accepts no liability for breach of data.

Advertising and Downloads
We may use third party advertising companies for content and adverts which may use cookies. Map Made Memories may engage in remarketing efforts with third party companies in order to market the website; these companies use cookies to provide ads based on the users visit history. Map Made Memoires may engage in affiliate marketing which embeds tracking links into the website. Users click on sponsored and/or external links at their own risk and Map Made Memories will not be held liable for any issues arising from visiting external links.
Downloadable documents, files or media are downloaded at the users own risk and Map Made Memories advises the use of anti virus software to verify downloads. No responsibility is accepted for content or downloads provided by third party external links or websites.