This policy provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you share with me, or that I collect from you either directly via this Website or via email.
Certain businesses are required under the data protection act to have a data controller. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 our data controller is Claudia Stone (GDPR certified 2021 & 2022) and can be contacted via email at email@example.com
1. Information I collect
In operating this Website I may collect and process the following data about you:
1.1 Details of your visits to this Website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics and other communication data.
1.2 Information that you provide by filling in forms on this Website, such as when you register to receive information such as a newsletter or contact us via the contact us page.
1.3 Information provided to me when you communicate with me for any reason.
On occasion, I may gather information about your computer for my services, and to provide statistical information regarding the use of this Website to my advertisers.
Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the Website so that we can continue to develop and improve this Website.
We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.
All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our Website.
Any advertising featured on this Website may also incorporate cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our Website.
3. Use of your information
The information that I collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable me to provide my services to you. In addition, I may use the information for the following purposes:
3.1 To provide you with information requested from me relating to my products or services and to provide information on other products which I feel may be of interest to you if you have consented to receive such information.
3.2 To meet my contractual commitments to you.
3.3 To notify you about any changes to this Website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect my service.
3.4 If you are an existing customer, I may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
3.5 I may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, so that you can be provided with information about unrelated goods and services which I consider may be of interest to you. I may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented to at the time your information was collected.
3.6 If you are a new customer, I will only contact you or allow third parties to contact you only when you have provided consent and only by those means you provided consent for.
3.7 If you do not want me to use your data for myself or third parties you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to me on the form on which I collect your data.
3.8 Please be advised that I do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to my advertisers but I may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about my visitors such as your area of residence or age group.
4. Storing your personal data
4.2 Data that is provided to me is stored on my secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into via my site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
4.3 The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore I cannot guarantee the security of data sent to me electronically and the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk. Where I have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain areas of my site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
5. Disclosing your information
5.1 Where applicable, I may disclose your personal information to any member of my group. This includes, where applicable, my subsidiaries, my holding company and its other subsidiaries.
5.2 I may also disclose your personal information to third parties:
5.2.1 Where I sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
5.2.2 Where I am legally required to disclose your information.
5.2.3 To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.
6. Third party links
You might find links to third party websites on my Website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. I do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as I have no control over them.
7. Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that I hold about you. Should you wish to receive details that I hold about you please contact me using the contact details below.
8. Contacting me
I welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this policy. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like your data removed please contact email@example.com. Your data will be removed within 48 hours.
Reviewed 23rd October 22