In order to operate my business and provide services to you, it is sometimes necessary to collect or process information about you. In general terms, this information will take one or more of the following forms:

  1. Information that you provide to me directly, such as in the situation where you complete an online form or send me a message via my website;
  2. Information that is automatically sent to me by your computer’s internet browser when you visit my website, such as your computer’s technical address (or ‘IP address’) or information about which particular internet browser you are using and so on;
  3. Information about how you use my website or my services, such as which pages you visit, how frequently you visit the site and so forth.

This privacy policy sets out the details of what information I collect, as well as how that data is used and protected. I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 10 April 2018.

My commitment to data privacy

I am fully committed to maintaining the privacy of any information (‘personal data’) that you provide to me. Furthermore, I commit to ensuring that such data is held securely, used appropriately and only retained for as long as is necessary.

Definition of ‘personal data’

When I refer to ‘personal data’ I mean any information that allows me to identify you personally. Obvious examples include your name, email address, postal address etc.

Who I share your data with

I operate on a strict ‘need to know’ basis for all data that I work with, and that is particularly true for any personal data. I generally work without additional personnel but from time to time I may use contractors or third parties. They will only ever process your personal data on my instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

How your data is protected

I take the security of all personal data very seriously. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect.

Using my website –

Cookies and ‘similar technologies’

These are small text files placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognise a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies: Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow me to link your actions during that particular browser session. Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing me to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites. First-party cookies are set by the site you are visiting. Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting. There are a number of ways that you can influence how cookies are used on your particular device. Most commercial browsers (such as Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) allow you to set preferences for whether to allow or block website cookies. They will also provide tools that allow you to remove any cookies that have already been set. Using the ‘Help’ functionality of your browser, or an internet search, will help you to understand how to use these features for your particular browser.

Website Analytics

I use Google Analytics to better understand what people look at on my website. When people visit my site, information about their visit (such as which pages they look at, how long they spend on the site and so on) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics (which is controlled by Google). The data contains information about anyone who uses my website from your computer, and there is no way to identify individuals from the data. As analytics information is not personal data, we do not specifically ask for your prior consent.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on my site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Access to your personal data

In the situation where you have directly provided personal information to me (such as by completing an online form or contacting me for further information), you have a number of rights regarding the personal data that I hold:

  1. You have the right to obtain from me confirmation about whether any such data is being held;
  2. You have the right to require that I provide you with whatever data I am holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
  3. Even if you have consented to me processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that permission at any time;
  4. You have the right to require I rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;
  5. You have the right to require I erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’);

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