Cookies, Privacy and Commenting Policy
BaseballGB is designed to be a platform where British baseball fans can share their passion for the sport. We want you to enjoy visiting the website, to join in by posting comments and to get in contact directly with the writers.
The following explains what information we collect, why we collect it and how it will be used as part of this process. Additionally it explains our policy on the submission of comments. If you have any further queries, please get in contact via the Contact Form.
You can use the Contact Form to get in contact privately with the BaseballGB Editor or any of the writers. The name and e-mail address you provide will only be used for the purposes of us corresponding with you and will not be shared with anybody else without your prior consent. Your personal details (name and e-mail address) will only be kept for as long as they are needed to correspond with you.
The Comments box at the bottom of each page allows you to submit public comments onto the website. If you wish to submit a private message to the website, please use the Contact Form instead. We encourage lively debate and appreciate that the odd disagreement or profanity may be part of this, but ask you to be respectful of the views of others and to write responsible comments that follow a common sense approach of decency. We reserve the right to block and/or delete any comments, in particular those that are abusive or defamatory. Additionally we reserve the right to block individual commenters if they use the Comments section irresponsibly.
If you feel any comments do not meet the standard required and should not have been published, please use the Contact Form to report this.
The information provided in the comments box will only be used for the purposes described below and will not be shared with anyone else.
Historic comments are a part of the site’s content and are therefore kept indefinitely (i.e. until the website formally closes down and all content is deleted). If you wish to have a comment, or all your comments, deleted then please submit this request using the Contact form.
Comments – the info you provide
When you want to submit a comment, you are asked to provide the following information.
Name: this is a mandatory field and will be published on the website. We encourage you to use your real name in the interests of responsible commenting, but this is not mandatory and is ultimately your own choice.
E-mail address: this is a mandatory field, but will not be published on the website. A valid e-mail address is required primarily as one of the ways in which the website systematically blocks the many automatic spam messages that pester all blogs and websites. The system will remember your e-mail address and, once you have had a comment accepted, will result in your comments being published without needing to wait in the moderation queue. We will occasionally use your e-mail address to contact you directly. This will only happen in cases where your comment shows you are open to us contacting you outside of the public comment forum (for example, you are stating that you have some archive British baseball materials that you would like to pass on) or to provide a private explanation if your comments have been blocked.
If you receive an e-mail as a result of this policy which you did not wish to receive, please delete the e-mail and accept our apologies for bothering you.
Website: this is not a mandatory field, but if entered will be published as a hyperlink beneath your name. This is an optional feature that allows you to publicise your own blog or website.
Cookies and Web analytics
BaseballGB.co.uk uses the popular Google Analytics system to provide data on how the site is being used, so that its design and content can be improved to provide the best possible experience for visitors to the website. Google Analytics does not collect any personal information about you. Google Analytics keeps the data for two years.
Google Anayltics uses four cookies (named __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz ) that collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.
Further information about cookies and Google Analytics can be found on this webpage. Google has created a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA) that you can install and will subsequently block the tracking by Google Analytics on all websites that you visit.