1.0 OUR BELIEFS ABOUT USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
- User privacy and data protection are human rights.
- I have a duty of care to the data of my clients.
- Data is a liability, I only collect and process it when absolutely necessary to undertake my services.
- I hate spam as much as you do! You will only receive communication from me that I consider to be relevant to you.
- I will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
2.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
2.1 SITE VISITATION TRACKING
Like most websites, this one uses Google Analytics (GA) to track how users interact with it. We use this data to determine the number of people visiting, to better understand how they find us and use the website. To achieve this GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, BUT none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA 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.
In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect* information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it. The information is supplied to us from Whoisvisiting.com. Whoisvisiting.com is a service offered by Whoisdata Limited. The Whoisvisiting system does not use your IP address to identify you, the individual, in any way. No cookies are used by the Whoisvisiting system.
* The Whoisvisiting system will only lookup information when a static IP address is being used. More information about how Whoisvisiting uses IP addresses.
2.2 CONTACT FORMS & EMAIL LINKS
Should you choose to submit a message to 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 3rd party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
3.0 HOW WE USE & STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
3.1 WHERE & FOR HOW LONG
As detailed in 2.2 above, no personal information you submit via this website is directly stored on this website’s database.
Instead, your personal information is stored locally on our computers and devices. Your data will be stored securely for a period of 2 years from our most recent communication, after this time your contact information will be removed. For enquiry only clients – those that do not proceed with a project – your data will be held for a period of 1 year from our last communication.
We use the personal information you provide to effectively undertake our services. Specific items of data may be shared with 3rd parties in order to facilitate these services but only those 3rd parties listed in 4.0.
For enquiry only clients – those that do not proceed with a project – your data will not be used for marketing purposes.
Where we have previously completed a project together we may contact you in the future for marketing purposes.
3.3 DATA REMOVAL
Should you wish for a copy of your personal data or for your data to be removed from our systems you can request this in writing by emailing our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that where project images have been shared on our website and on social media these are already in the public domain and as such cannot be permanently removed.
4.0 OUR 3RD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS
We use third parties to process personal data on our behalf.
5.0 DATA BREACHES
We will report any unlawful data breach of our local systems or the database(s) of any 3rd 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.
6.0 DATA CONTROLLER
The data controller of this website is: BEYOND THE SLATE LTD, a UK Private limited Company with company number: 09354027
Whose registered office is:
2nd Floor, Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London W1F 8GQ
7.0 DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Mr. Samuel Carter
Director, BEYOND THE SLATE LTD
8.1 CHANGE LOG
- 24 May 2018 – Updated for GDPR