I use a double opt-in process, at which point MailChimp will also collect your IP address and a timestamp. This is to help provide my evidence of consent, should I need to provide this to the regulator.
By default, I will retain your data in MailChimp for as long as you choose to stay subscribed or such time as I consider your account to be inactive. You can update your details or opt-out of my emails at any time using the ‘Unsubscribe’ or ‘Email Preferences’ links found at the bottom of every email I send via MailChimp. If you unsubscribe, MailChimp will retain your email address for the purposes of a suppression list to ensure that no further marketing messages can be sent unless you actively choose to opt-in again.
Transfers outside of the European Economic Area
Under certain circumstances I or a contracted third party will transfer your information outside of the European Economic Area. This will only happen with your informed consent, when it is necessary to perform a contract I have with you or where the receiving organisation has adequate safeguards in place – for example certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting me 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 safe and secure submission form processes, but advise users using such processes that they do so at their own risk.
I use any information submitted to provide you with further information about my services or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to my email newsletter, but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from me a 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.
Access to Information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to access any information that I hold relating to you. Please note that I reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred in providing you with the information.
On occasion, I include links to third parties on this website.
Although my website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout my website.
I cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite my best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and that I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
My website does not contain any sponsored links, adverts or content.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that I participate on are custom 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 engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. I will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to do so through primary communication channels such as telephone or email.
My website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from webpages 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 webpage respectively through your social media platform account.
Social Media Shortened Links
Though my social media platform accounts, I may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs.
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by me. Despite my best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Your Individual Rights and Right to Complain.
The GDPR provides you, the individual, to: the right 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.
The GDPR also provides you, the individual with the right to complain. If you have such a complaint, please contact me in the first instance using the details given below and I will do my utmost to address your concern. If you are then still dissatisfied, you can register a complaint about my handling of your personal data with the ICO, who are the UK’s supervisory authority for GDPR. Please refer to the following link: www.ico.org.uk/concerns.
Questions & Access Requests
The General Data Protection Regulation (2018) gives you the right to know what person data I hold, to have it updated if it is inaccurate or removed entirely if you no longer consent to my use of it. I will endeavour to respond to any such request within one month, confirming receipt and outlining what follow-up actions will be taken and when.