Last updated: 06/06/2019
We respect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this policy explains how we collect and treat any information you give us. You won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into agreeing to something you might later regret.
Our policy covers
- Why we value your privacy
- How we collect information
- What information we hold
- Where we store your information
- What we use your information for
- Who’s responsible for your information at our company
- Who has access to information about you
- The steps we take to keep your information private
- How to complain
- Changes to the policy
Why we value your privacy
We value your privacy as much as we do our own, so we’re committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. We ask for only the information we need to provide you with the best possible experience. We’ll only use your information for the purposes of which you give permission, and we’ll never give anyone access to it (other than in the manner specified on this page) unless we’re forced to by law.
How we collect information
We ask for contact information including your name, email address, and phone number, on our website so that we can reply to your enquiry.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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 you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
What information we hold
- When you contact us by email or through our website, we collect your name, email address, phone number, a social media username, and the company you work for, if you’ve given us that.
- If you sign up for a newsletter, we only collect the information you have provided.
- When you buy something from us, we collect your name, email address, phone number, and a delivery address.
- If you do business with us, we also collect your business name and bank details and keep records of the invoices we send you and the payments you make.
- All purchases are processed by Stripe, our ecommerce platform and we never have access to your credit card information.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles 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 other website.
Where we store your information
When you contact us we may store your your information in A database and/or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. If you sign up for a newsletter, we store your email address in Mailchimp, which is the marketing platform we prefer. When you buy something, your information is stored in Stripe (payment processors) and our ecommerce platform, and if we do business, we store your information in our accounts software. We chose these systems partly for their commitment to security. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
What we use your information for
We occasionally use your contact information to send you details of our products and services, as well as free information we believe will be of interest for you/your business. This includes articles relating to web design, search engine optimisation and online marketing in general. When we do, you have the option to unsubscribe from these communications and we won’t send them to you again. We might also email or phone you about our products and services, but if you tell us not to, we won’t get in touch again. We will use your information to send you invoices, statements, or reminders.
Who’s responsible for your information at our company
John Reimann is responsible for the security of your information. You can contact him by email at email@example.com or by phone on 01284 277276 if you have any concerns about the information we store.
Who has access to information about you
When we store information in our own systems, only the people who need it have access. Our management team have access to everything you’ve provided, but individual employees have access to only what they need to do their job.
The steps we take to keep your information private
Where we store your information in third-party services, we restrict access only to people who need it. We store passwords in an encrypted password manager, use a different, randomly generated password for each service, and never use the same password twice.
The computers we use are all encrypted using and are protected by a passcode or fingerprint access. These computers ask for authentication whenever they’re started or after 15 minutes of inactivity. Our mobile devices are also protected by a fingerprint or facial recognition.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How to complain
We take complaints very seriously. If you’ve any reason to complain about the ways we handle your privacy, please contact John Reimann by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01284 277276
Changes to the policy
If we change the contents of this policy, those changes will become effective the moment we publish them on our website.