The DPA & GDPR May 2018
The site owner and this website comply to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This policy will be updated accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to your computer hard drive that track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of the site. This allows the website, through its server, to provide you with a tailored experience as you use it.
How can I prevent cookies being stored? You are advised that if you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to your computer’s hard drive, then you should take the necessary steps within your web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
For more information about cookies, please refer to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software provided by Google Analytics to monitor visitors in order to better understand how you use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
This site uses only the default settings provided in the standard installation of Google Analytics. This allows details of the page you visited, including its URL and title, and information about the browser you used, such as its name, viewport size, screen resolution and the language in which it operates. Details of your location are included – this is determined by the IP address you’re visiting from, but at no point is your actual IP address made available as that is personally identifiable information that violates Google Analytics’ privacy terms.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Content on this 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 originating website.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website does not contain any sponsored links or adverts.
Downloads and Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to you at your own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure that only genuine downloads are available, you are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
The site owner accepts no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advises you to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
Contact and Communication with the Site
If you contact the site owner through this website you do so at your own discretion. Any personal details requested are provided at your own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
Where the site owner has clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, your details may be used to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ at the start of this page.
This site uses a contact form provided by the plugin Ninja Forms. Please note that in order to protect your data, the site owner has chosen that no messages received via the form will remain on this site’s server. All messages are therefore directly forwarded to the site owner by email, and no personal information that you provide in the contact form remains on the site.
When visitors leave comments on this website, WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on this site you may opt in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies last for one year.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata (name, email address, website link etc) are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This may be located abroad.
Email Mailing List and Marketing Messages
This site does not operate a mailing list, nor does it send any marketing messages.
External Website Links and Third Parties
Although this site only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, you are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
Shortened URLs: URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: https://bit.ly/2KtpvWb). You should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.
The site owner cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite their best efforts. You should therefore note that you click on external links at your own risk. The site owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Policy and Usage
This site adopts a Social Media Policy to ensure its business conducst itself accordingly online. While the site owner may have official profiles on social media platforms, you are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with or sharing information with such profiles. The site owner will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. You are advised to conduct yourself appropriately when engaging with the site on social media.
There may be instances where this site features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Your Rights Over Your Data
If you have an account or have left comments on this website, you can request to receive an export file of the personal data the site holds about you, including any data you have provided to the site owner. You can also request that the site owner deletes any personal data they hold about you. This does not include any data that the site is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Resources and Further Information
- Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- The Guide to the PECR 2003
This page was last updated on Thursday 17 May, 2018.