The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owner.
Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it in order to make improvements.
The Six General Principles of GDPR
- Lawfulness, fairness and transparency – Personal data must be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency – Personal data must be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
- Purpose limitation – Personal data must be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes (with exceptions for public interest, scientific, historical or statistical purposes).
- Data minimisation – Personal data must be adequate, relevant and limited to what is required.
- Accuracy – Personal data must be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. Inaccurate personal data should be corrected or deleted.
- Retention – Personal data should be kept in an identifiable format for no longer than is necessary (with exceptions for public interest, scientific, historical or statistical purposes); and
- Integrity and confidentiality – Personal data should be kept secure.
You may request to see copies of any personal information held and also request that that information is updated or removed in its entirety. You can do that by emailing email@example.com
How your data is protected
I use a multi-layered approach to security –
“Perimeter Security“ – All of my IT infrastructure is stored in a secure location to which I am the only keyholder.
“Network Security” – All of the IT is further secured using strong password protection, using a mixture of alphanumeric and symbols.
Portable hard drives for use off-site and on location will not usually have personal information stored on them, and where they do they will have password protected encryption at the drive level. I ensure all my servers, routers, laptops, desktops, smartphones etc are kept up to date with the relevant security patches and updates by the manufacturer and have passwords.
“Privilege Based” – Only those who need to access your information will be able to access it. In most cases that is just one person – Sarah Brabbin. I use multiple alphanumeric passwords for access to all of my IT infrastructure. Where access is given to another person for technical support it is out of necessity and from a trustworthy company who abide by GDPR as well.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advises users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products/services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are customs to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.