Policy key definitions:
- "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the provider, [Richard Beare].
- "you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.
- GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
- PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
- ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
- Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.
Key principles of GDPR:
Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control/process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases:
- Lawful basis: Form Submission - Consent
Where our purpose for processing is: to effectively reply to your form submissions and provide a service if needed.
Which is necessary because: without the collection of email/name data, we would not be able to reply to your form submissions.
We process your information in the following ways: the data you submit is securely stored on our webserver (based in the UK) and will be used to reply to (via email).
Data retention period: We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
Sharing your information: We do not share this information with third parties.
- Lawful basis: Google Analaytics Cookie Tracking - Consent
Where our purpose for processing is: to gain insights on the traffic of our website - this data does not track your IP or collect and data that could be directed to an individual.
Which is necessary because: without this, we cannot gain insights into the range of traffic our website receives. Note that cookie tracking will not begin until consent if given.
We process your information in the following ways: the data you submit is securely stored on our Google Analytics account. This data is kept inside the EU-US Privacy Shield, and is fully pseudonymised (the data cannot be tracked back to an individual).
Data retention period: Google Analaytics will retain this data for up to 2 years.
Sharing your information: Whilst this data is shared with Google Analytics, we do not share this information with other third parties.
If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.
Your individual rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;
- 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; and
- the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.
Visit our cookies page to read more.
Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.
Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained
We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.
Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions
Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.
We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.
If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.
Email marketing messages & subscription
We do not use any of the data you provide for email marketing or subscriptions.
If we introduce email marketing in the future, you will be given full informed consent when providing data (and previously submitted data will not be used for email marketing or subscriptions).
We hold the following information about you within our secure digital system;
- Form - Email address
- Form - Name
- Form - Message subject/details
Updated August 9th 2019.