Who we are
We are PLuSS, a non-profit residential landlord and agent association based in Stockton-on-Tees, UK. Our website address is: https://www.pluss.me.uk.
What personal data we collect and why
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.
Any information you provide in a contact form may be shared with PLuSS Committee Members or with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to help them respond to your question.
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.
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 – visitors
Any data you provide on this website may be shared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council with which we work in close partnership.
Who we share your data with – members
If you register with us (i.e. apply to become a member) then any information provided as part of your registration, or to PLuSS in writing, may be shared with (a) members of the PLuSS committee, (b) website administrators, and (c) Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council with which we work in close partnership. Basic contact information (your name, your email address and the name of your organisation) will be made publicly available on this website and may also be published by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. In the unlikely event that your application is declined then your information will be removed from public view.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (i.e. apply to become members), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their own 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 we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Member data is shared with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. All data may be backed up onto secure servers within the UK.
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
PLuSS Committee members may receive limited additional information from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in relation to members and/or in relation to properties within the PLuSS Priority Areas. This information may include the address of a property owned or managed by a PLuSS member; this is so that PLUSS Committee can assist in resolving any problems that may be arising in relation to that property.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not currently use any automated decision making or profiling based on user data.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).