Here’s all the info you need to know how I comply with the Data Protection Act (DPA), the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). I’ve made it as short and as clear as I can, but it’s still pretty boring.
Can't be bothered to read it all? Here's the gist
I collect and store information that is necessary for me to manage my business – contact details for clients so I can actually speak to you, notes from our sessions because my memory isn’t good enough to remember everything that we talk about, details of purchases you have made (although no payment processing details are held – all of that goes through either Stripe or PayPal) for HMRC and, for anybody who agrees to me doing so, clients or not, email addresses so I can send you information about services that you may be interested in, blog posts, special offers etc.
My website is set up to track usage – which pages get visited most and by people in which areas of the world. I believe this includes your IP address but I have no idea how to find them and wouldn’t know what to do with them if I did. If I can ever get the Facebook Pixel to work, that will also track which, if any, adverts on facebook appeal to you and lead you to my website.
So, you know how your browser remembers your login details for your
Technical stuff: If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to
If you have an account and you log in to this site, I* 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, I will also set up several 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.
*Ha! As if I know what I’m doing! This is done automatically by my site
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As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:
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I'm watching you!
I’m told this also collects your IP address but I don’t know how they work and almost certainly have a whole acre of paint to watch drying before I have any desire to learn what they can be used for.
When I get my head round how to work Facebook Pixel, that will also be installed to check which, if any, of my fantabulous adverts are appealing to you and sending you to my site.
Okay, so this is the juicy bit!
I store your data in a couple of different places for different reasons, depending on what data I hold on you and why:
This website – If you leave a comment or register an account (you can’t do this yet, but maybe in the future), that data will be stored here. Only I and my amazing tech buddy have access to this and as we are both
Active Campaign – If you sign up to my email list or for anything that has to be emailed to you, this will be done via Active Campaign. They tell me they are GDPR compliant and if you get fed up and want to stop them, you can click on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any email. I also use Active Campaign for my CRM system and it stores information on whether you open emails I send you, if you click on any of my website links
Acuity Scheduling – If you book any sessions with me, Acuity will collect and store your name, contact details (email and phone number). The type and
Zoom.us – Name and appointment
If you want to join my email list, you can add your email address in the appropriate box on my website.
I’m pretty rubbish at email
There is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email though so if even my infrequent and irregular emails are too much, just click the link and Active Campaign will automatically remove you from the list.
Your right to be deleted
Social Media...well, Facebook