Who we are
This is the Sonic Henge website. It’s a sight which focusses on music for therapy and actualisation. Our website address is: https://sonichenge.com.
Although some aspects of our website mean we need to have cookies etc. in order for it to work, our policy is to absolutely minimise any tracking, cookies etc. to only collect information that we need, to not use advertising cookies and tracking, to avoid major players in the intrusion game such as Google. However, it is likely that we will need to embed YouTube videos, for example, and we have no control over the cookies they choose to send you, and they do indeed track you. However, we think most people visit YouTube on a regular basis, and therefore they will already have those cookies.
As a general rule:
We do not collect unnecessary data.
We do not use advertising cookies, trackers or pixels.
We absolutely minimise the data that we share with third parties, and our ongoing strategy is to remove all third party links with our website, so that your information does not move to a place we cannot control.
We have a mailing list. We will keep our updates to a minimum, but give the option to hear about all our articles as they are published. We do not share our address list with any third parties.
We will employ the best security and vulnerability protection we are able, to ensure our visitors are kept as safe as possible.
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.
We do not allow visitors to upload media. However, if you were to 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.
Embedded content from other websites
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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
This site is still under development and we will try our upmost to deliver the user experience you need without using any third parties and therefore we will not share your data with anyone. Once we have finalised our design the final outcome will be clearly presented here.
How long we retain your data
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.
What rights you have over your data
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.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments including IP addresses may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Again, we will try to avoid this, however, experience has shown that such services to be the only effective way of removing spam and thus significantly improving the service provided.