I’m delighted you chose to hang out on my little corner of the internet and, as such, I’m committed to safeguarding your privacy (and not just because a new policy said I had to tell you that!) This policy explains how I will treat your personal information (in as human a way as possible!)
This policy is divided into three parts:
Part A provides information about how I collect and use of personal information;
Part B provides information about the cookies used on this website; and
Part C contains information about me (including my contact details).
PART A: YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
(1) What information do I collect?
I may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation;
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and me on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of my products or services;
(c) information that you provide to me for the purpose of registering;
(d) information that you provide to me for the purpose of subscribing to my website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and
(e) any other information that you choose to send to me.
(2) Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to me via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or in relevant parts of the website.
I may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) send you products purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
(c) send you weekly email marketing communication where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (and you can inform me at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(d) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about me relating to the website;
(e) keep the website secure and prevent fraud.
I will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. (Because yuck! Who wants that?!?)
I will only disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that I am required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend my legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
Except as provided in this policy, I will not provide your information to third parties. (Because again, yuck!)
(4) International data transfers
Information that I collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which I operate in order to enable me to use the information in accordance with this policy.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. I cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(5) Security of your personal information
I will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
I will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password [and other login details] confidential. I will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
(6) Policy amendments
I may update this policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
(7) Your rights
You may instruct me to provide you with any personal information I hold about you.
You may instruct me not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to my use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or I will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
(8) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(9) Updating information
Please let me know if the personal information which I hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
PART B: COOKIES
(10) About cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.
A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
(11) Third party and analytics cookies
When you use this website, you may be sent third party cookies.
My service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
(a) to track your browser across multiple websites;
(b) to build a profile of your web surfing; and
(c) to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
(12) Cookies and personal information
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that I store about you may be linked, by me, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
(13) Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies may, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
(14) Deleting cookies
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
(b) in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
PART C: OUR DETAILS
(15) Contact me
This website is owned and operated by Dion Johnson
If you have any questions about my cookies or this policy, please contact me:
(a) by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org);
(b) by telephone (to +447813294405); or
(c) by post (to 18 Bradley House, Aspinden Road, Rotherhithe, London, UK).