Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting this website, run by Katie L Ward. I take data protection very seriously and am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy notice informs you of the types of personal data that I collect when you visit this website, what purpose I collect it for and how I protect it. Any information that I collect will only be done so in accordance with this notice and all applicable data protection legislation. All personal data that I collect is held securely and for no longer than is necessary for the purpose it was originally collected for. In the event that this is longer than 2 years, you will be emailed a copy of my up to date privacy policy so that you have the opportunity to review your consent. By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of personal data in accordance with this notice.

What data is collected?

All visitors to this website:

Cookies

Like many websites, this website uses cookies to collect information. Cookies are small text files sent to your browser from a website and stored on the hard drive of your computer or other device (such as a smart phones or tablet). Cookies are used to collect information about the number of users to the website and the frequency of use, as well as to make it easier for you to access the website. The cookies I use do not provide or link to any personally identifiable information.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to save cookies on your computer you can instruct your browser to refuse cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, this website may not operate properly.

Google Analytics     

Like many websites, this website uses a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect non-personally-identifying website usage data from all users who visit it. Google Analytics collects this data using cookies. The data collected includes the sort of information that web browsers and servers normally make available, for example, the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The information generated by this cookie is used by Google on my behalf with the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on the website activities for me and providing additional services connected with the use of the website and the internet. In this way, I can discover things such as the number of visitors to the different pages of the website in order to improve it and provide you with a better service. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website.

Users who do not wish their data to be collected by Google Analytics can install the following Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

For more information on installing and using this add-on please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser.

Users who write and submit a comment on a blog post:

This website is created and managed using WordPress.org, which is run by Automattic Inc. WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment to enter a name and email address. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.

Users who fill out and submit a contact form:

If you choose to submit a message using the contact form, your name, email address and any other information voluntarily given relevant to the particular enquiry will be collected in order to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted me for. The contact form cannot be submitted without you providing your name and email address as this would prevent me from responding to your enquiry. You do not have to provide your phone number in order to submit the contact form, but doing so will facilitate communication with you. If you choose to enter your phone number I may respond to your enquiry by phone, if you choose not to enter your phone number, I will only respond to you by email.

This data will not be shared with or sold to any third party. The data submitted in the contact form is not stored on the website, it is securely sent via email. I use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that anything that you send via the contact form is within the bounds of the law.

Your rights

As a Data Subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which you can exercise in relation to the information that I hold about you:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

You can find out more information about these rights here- https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

If you wish to exercise any of these rights regarding the data I hold about you, please contact me here with your request. Upon your request, I will provide you with information about whether and what type of data I hold about you, tell you why I am holding it and provide you with a copy of it. If you believe that any of my stored data is incorrect, incomplete or outdated, please contact me and I will rectify the information. Please also contact me if you wish to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data or have any of your stored data deleted.

Complaints or queries

I take any complaints I receive about this very seriously. If you think that my collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate and wish to make a complaint about the way I have processed your personal information, you can contact me here.

You have the right at all times to lodge a complaint with the UK supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Security

I am committed to ensuring the security of your information. As such, I have implemented physical and electronic measures to protect the data that I collect online. However, please remember that no data transmission over the Internet, such as email communication or electronic data storage, is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security against access by third parties.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites, please be aware that this notice does not cover these external links. My users are encouraged to be aware when they leave my website and to read the privacy statements of any other websites that you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

This policy may be adjusted from time to time (for example, if the law changes), so please review it on a regular basis to ensure that you agree to any such changes. Your continued use of this website after any change in this notice will constitute your acceptance of such change. This privacy notice was last updated on 20 May 2020.

How to contact me

If you have any questions or would like further information about this privacy policy, you can contact me here.