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UpdatePHP Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the website UpdatePHP, located at http://www.UpdatePHP.com

Information we collect

This section details the information we may collect about you. We explain why and how we use it in later sections.


Information provided directly through your input



Information we obtain through cookies and similar tools

We use cookies (and similar technologies) and analytics tools to collect information about you. This information can be used to improve the performance of the site, make advertising more relevant and enhance your user experience. The data we use includes:



Lawful basis for processing

We only process personal information where we have a lawful basis for doing so, such as the following:



How we use your personal information

We collect personal information for the folllowing reasons:

  1. To provide our service – We require some of your basic personal information so our services work as you would expect; for example notifying you of updates to questions in the forum. The data also assists giving an insight to functionality and popular features on the site.
  2. To improve and maintain performance – In order to provide you with the best possible user experience, we need to make sure that our products and services work as they should. Using personal information helps us understand how our readers use our site so we can make improvements. This includes testing proposed developments on our site, reaching out to our customers with market research surveys and hosting subscriber focus groups.
  3. To monitor compliance with our policies and terms  – We monitor for breaches of our terms and conditions and copyright policies. For example, we reserve the right to inform the subscription holder if, through use of a group subscription, you are using our content in breach of the terms and conditions or copyright policies of our website. We also monitor activity on our site to detect and prevent invalid or fraudulent traffic.
  4. To personalise our products and services – We improve your experience of our products and services by personalising parts of our site and apps with the information you give us and what we learn about you. This includes showing you content you may be interested in and recommending emails you may wish to sign up to. Where our site has such functionality, you can manage these elements via our 'Manage my Data' page.
  5. For the purpose of advertising – We rely on advertising revenue in part to support the website. We need to process your information to understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant personalised advertising. We use the information you give us and the information we collect about you to serve you with the most appropriate advertisements. You can manage your advertising settings for the site by clicking in the small information icon top right of any banner shown on the website. If you do decide to turn off personalised advertisements or advertisements tailored to you, you will still see the same number of advertisements but they may be less relevant to you. You may continue to see advertisements that are targeted to you based on other non-personal information, for example, the article that you are reading. More information about advertisments through our service partner Google can be read here.

    Note that in order to comply with GDPR legislation, users within the EEA will by default not recieve personalised advertising.



Who we share your personal information with

We disclose personal information to facilitate the running of our business or to provide specific services you have requested. Commonly, we will disclose information to:



How long we retain your personal information

Where we don't need to keep all of your information in full, we will obfuscate or aggregate it, for example, web activity logs and survey responses. This is to ensure that we do not retain your information for any longer than is necessary.

It is sometimes necessary for us to keep your personal information for longer periods of time, for example:



How we keep your personal information secure

We have appropriate technical and administrative security measures in place to help ensure that our users' information is protected against unauthorised or accidental access, use,  alteration, or loss. We use encryption technology, such as Transport Layer Security (TLS), to protect your personal information when you order products or services from us.

We operate a global business, so your personal information may be processed and stored outside the European Economic Area (EEA).



Third party services and your data

We may use some or all of the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data. We have verified that their own data handling procedures are compliant with current legislation (links to their privacy policies are provided below):



Your rights

Under data protection laws, you have rights as an individual in relation to the personal data we hold about you. These rights include:




Where this Privacy Policy applies

Our site is not intended for children under 16 years of age. We do not intentionally collect or use any information from children.

Our site contains links to third party website which are not subject to this privacy policy. We are not responsible for their content, use of personal information, or security practices.

If you have a query in regards to the processing of your personal information, please contact us.



Last Updated: 3rd December, 2019.