Data is hugely important to both companies and individuals, normally for very different reasons.
In order to provide a useful digital service, it is essential to place, request and store certain amounts of your personal data – however, we have gone to lengths to put you in control of as many aspects of this as possible, both to meet legal requirements defined in laws such as the European GDPR, but also out of a human respect for privacy and information-boundaries.
If you choose to interact with Q Studio or the other visitors and members of this application, you should be aware that some of your data will be required and stored – the page below attempts to explain something about each possible interaction.
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 use the contact form on this website to message us, we will store all the details that you share on our own server – the minimum requirement is a valid email address and a name, which can of course be made-up.
You can request us to send you or delete this data at any time and we will never sell your data.
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 visit our login page, 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.
You can control all marketing and analytical cookies using the Consent Options on the right hand side and bottom of the website.
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.
We use basics analytical data to capture website visitors and track their actions on the website, this is provided by Google and the data is anonymized apart from your IP, unless you are browsing via a VPN.
No-one, unless anonymized via analytics – all marketing and analytics options can be opted-out of, via the Consent Settings found at the bottom of this page.
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 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.
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, we use Akismet.