We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with all relevant legislation including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR). This includes information submitted voluntarily by you through a form or gathered automatically as you visit this website.
You should not submit any sensitive or private information through this website except through acknowledged secure areas. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for data submitted through insecure areas of this website.
This policy applies to this website only and does not apply to any websites that this website may link to. If you have any questions/comments about privacy, you should contact us.
What information is collected?
The following types of personal data may be collected, stored and used:
- Information about your visits to and use of this website such as browser information
Information about any communications between you and our company or in relation to this website
- Data you provide through the site such as a contact form
- Tracking of user behaviour through Google Analytics
Who will see the data?
People working in or for our company who need your data in order to carry out the service being provided, such as responding to an enquiry.
After collecting data from you that you have consented to be used, it may be transferred to other parts of our team, but this will only be where we have a legitimate reason or consent to do so.
All of the service providers (such as the processing of contact forms) used on this website are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal data and to use it only in compliance with data privacy laws and for specified and instructed purposes. Each service provider is also responsible for their use of your personal data, according to the rules they set in their own privacy policies.
Using your personal data
At any time you can change your mind or withdraw your consent about the way your personal data is used. If you wish to do this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There may be circumstances where personal data needs to be disclosed without seeking the consent of the data subject. Where these circumstances occur, legal assistance will be employed where necessary, the request will be verified to ensure it is legitimate and only then would the data be disclosed. This is to the extent that there is a requirement by law to do so.
How long is information held for?
If there has been no meaningful contact with you for two years, your personal data will be deleted.
At any time you may ask for your personal data to be deleted, and this will be done subject to any legal restrictions or the ability to do so. Any personal data that is deleted is logged anonymously, with details on what was removed and when this took place.
How can you control your personal information?
At any time you can change your mind about any personal information you have provided in the past or think may be held. You can contact email@example.com and ask that your information is completely erased.
Reasonable precautions will be taken to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and therefore no guarantee can be given for the security of data sent over the internet.
Under the GDPR, you have the following individual rights:
- The right to be informed
- The right of access
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
Cookies are text files that are sent by web server to a browser and then stored by the browser. Every time the browser requests a page from the server, a text file is sent back to the server. What this allows the web server to do is identify and track the web browser.
There are various different uses of cookies but essentially they allow websites to load content and respond to you as an individual based on how you use it. They don’t give you access to your computer and simply give information in the form of data that you have approved can be shared in your settings.
There are a few ways you can control what cookies you accept or decline. When you enter this website you will see a cookie notice. In this, you can accept the recommended settings or you can change which ones are accepted. You can change this at any time – just go to the little triangle with the C icon in the bottom left of the screen and click this to bring up the notice. Here you can change your settings.
Most browsers also allow you to change your settings to let you refuse to accept cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can do this by going to ‘Tools’, ‘Internet options’, ‘Privacy’ and then select ‘Block all cookies’ with the sliding selector. You should be aware though that this may make it difficult for you to use certain websites, including this one. Some cookies are needed to simply allow the page to load properly so if you block all cookies, it may cause problems in accessing websites or seeing all of the content.
Furthermore, ‘do not track’ (DNT) is a feature that some browsers offer as a default choice. If you enable it then websites receive a signal requesting that your browsing isn’t tracked. This may be for third party ads or social networks, or possibly analytics companies. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, you can download an opt-out browser add-on for to do this: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can also always delete any cookies stored on your computer.
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