Along with the business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
- UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
- Australian Privacy Act 1988 (APA)
This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in Section 8) for clarification.
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
2.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see Section 5 below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
2.2 Our blog
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our blog, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to the Gravatar system. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed if you have one.
Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either; remove the comment, or remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address / Gravatar ID that you commented with.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.
2.3 Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 5. Instead, the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are managed and protected by A2 with built-in defences against viruses, spam, and phishing attacks. These ensure the data is transferred to us as securely as possible.
Currently no user data is stored within the web site. This section will be updated should this change.
This website is hosted by A2 within data centres which are physically secured and have resilient power and data connectivity.
A2 completely comply with all UK (and current EU) legislation regarding Data protection and security.
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
The data controller of this website is: Roger Cook
We do not have a dedicated officer, but you can address all queries to:
Telephone: 07975 944801
All changes will be recorded here.