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This is a privacy policy for the Ramblers-Webs Hosting facility. Our homepage on the Web is located at http://www.ramblers-webs.org.uk/. Ramblers-Webs is run by Ramblers volunteers and funded and supported by Ramblers Central Office, http://www.ramblers.org.uk/.

The full text of our privacy policy is available below.

We respect your privacy and will not sell or pass your personal data to any third party.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of your data.

Any personal information you provide we will treated in accordance with this policy and current UK Data Protection legislation.

The Ramblers is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom.

By providing personal data you consent to its processing as described in this policy – examples of processing include: to contact you with information on Ramblers-Webs activities and issues with your web site

If we intend to use your personal information for any additional purposes not described in this policy we will always ask you for confirmation when you provide us with any details.

Uses of personal data

Ramblers-webs will use your details to:

  • contact you with information on Ramblers-Webs activities
  • contact you about issues with/improvements to your web site

Data disclosure

We will not pass your personal information on to any other organisation

People aged under 18

If you are aged under 18, please ensure you obtain your parent/guardian's consent before providing any personal information.

Access to your own information

If you have any problems or queries about your data, please contact Ramblers-Webs by e-mail at webmaster@ramblers-webs.org.uk.

Dispute Resolution

If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way or if you have questions about this policy, you may contact us by e-mail at webmaster@ramblers-webs.org.uk

In case of dispute then you may also contact the Ramblers Central Office via http://www.ramblers.org.uk.


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Cookies are used to improve the services our web site provides e.g.

  • to recognise your device so you don't have to provide the same information several times during one task
  • to recognise and remember that you have provided a username and password so you don't need to re-enter your details on every page you request
  • to remember your preferences for the types of information you wish to see and the way it is presented
  • to measure anonymous usage so that we can improve the way the site works for you

We use some cookies to transfer information about your use of our site to third parties e.g. Google so that they can provide us with statistics on how our website is used. We do not use cookies or the statistical data to identify you personally.

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Below is a table describing the purpose of the cookies we use on this this site.

Used by the web site template that controls the site layout and format
Tracks whether visitor is signed into the system
Collecting statistics for Google Analytics
Collecting statistics for Google Analytics
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Notification of change of Privacy Policy

The Ramblers-Webs reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication.

Support Issues

This page displays any know support issues with the Hosting service we use (Cloud Next) or any information that most of our webmasters should be aware of. We suggest you check here from time to time.

Joomla Video training

Joomla! free online video training at https://training.joomla.org. Together with OSTraining they have set up a portal with several training classes for every level of users.

Learn how to manage your Joomla websites using industry best practices from the world’s premier Joomla training professionals, OSTraining, all for free with the compliments of Joomla.org!

Here you can learn everything from the basics to more advanced subjects such as creating a multilingual website and keeping your site up to date and secure.

Web monitor and suspect file

You will probably have noticed that all our sites have been updated with a new version of our web monitoring software. One addition to this software is to highlight if there is one particular suspect file. This file was found on a couple of our sites. I believe the file was first added to our starter for ten Joomla site and has therefore been copied to a number of new web sites we have set up.

I don't believe that this file has affected any of our sites and we are currently deleting the file from any site that is affected.

Cloud Next also scan our sites for malicious software. I am hopeful they will make the results of this available to us so we can check our sites are secure.

Mail service

Resolved - our sites have been whitelisted (while they investigate the false positive) so emails should be working again.

Cloud Next seem to have software that scans domains for virus and other non safe software. When they find this they seem to disable some of the domain's email facilities. While they have found some viruses they have also had false positives.

Some of you will have noticed you did not get a Joomla backup email this morning. It seems that a large number of or domains may have been flagged (hence no Joomla backup email). I have raised this issue and they are looking into the issue.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018