Any personal information you may provide to us on this website via, for example, a contact form will never be sold, rented or otherwise distributed or made public without your consent.
We would only disclose personally identifiable information to the relevant authorities if we are required to do so by law.
Information That is Collected
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
1. Site visits tracking
This site uses Google Analytics to track user interaction which is a commonplace feature on many websites. The data allows me to better understand how visitors find and use the web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor.
2. Our blog
The blog does not allow comments to be made and so no data is collected.
3. Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to use a contact or quick enquiry form the data you supply will be collated into an email and sent to me.
Should you choose to contact me using an email link instead, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to me.
4. Email newsletter
By signing the terms & conditions when starting a new website project, you provide consent to be added to the newsletter. The email address that you submit will be added to MailChimp who provide me with email marketing services. I consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database.
Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that are sent to you or by requesting removal via our contact form. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately two to three times a year) newsletter-style emails from us.
About the website
The website is hosted on a server owned by GoCreations. The server is kept up to date and has round the clock monitoring.
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your web browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
Third Party Processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and, to the best of our belief and understanding, all of them comply with current legislation. Both third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.