Peter Whieldon Privacy and GDPR Policy

Last updated: 20 August 2018

 

Your private details and your privacy are very important to us. We value our own privacy and believe others should receive the same respect. Here at PeterWhieldon.co.uk we are committed to protecting your information. Our website and its services is a safe online environment for all visitors. This page is about our privacy policy and it aims to help you to understand what information PeterWhieldon.co.uk might collect about you and how it might be used.

What is a Cookie?

Very briefly, a ‘cookie’ is simply a small text file that is downloaded to your computer or mobile by a websites hosting server. Just about every website you visit nowadays uses cookies and they do this to improve your surfing experience. Only that server (the computer that the website is on) is able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.  PeterWhieldon.co.uk is an online website registered in the UK and operates under the laws of England and Wales.

For the purposes of this document, PeterWhieldon may be referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ ‘the business’, ‘the site’, ‘the website’, ‘peterwhieldon.co.uk’ or simply ‘peterwhieldon’. We can be contacted via the contact page on the Website. This Privacy Policy outlines the ways in which we manage personal information obtained through, or displayed on the website. By using the webmorf website, you are classed as having read and agreed to the collection, use, disclosure and handling of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may from time to time review and amend this Privacy Policy to take into account changes in law, technology and any site operations. If and when this Privacy Policy is updated, this page will be updated with the date on which this policy was amended.  Any and all personal information held by PeterWhieldon will be governed by the most recent Privacy Policy posted to the website.

You can see our Cookie policy here.

What information do we collect?

On occasions, we might collect certain information from you as a visitor to this site.  If you contact us for support or simply to ask a question, we will maintain a record of the chat or messages sent for a period not exceeding 30 days. If you wish to keep a more permanent record for your own use, please make a copy of any messages sent and received. We might also collect information if you choose to take part in any of the surveys or questionnaires or competitions we offer from time to time. This information will be kept for as long as it is deemed necessary to our site maintenance and improvement. We may also store and keep information that may not be personal information. This might include information regarding your visits to the website, or how many times you logged in and out etc.  It might also include, but not be limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.

3rd Party information

We may receive information from other sources. This is rare but if applicable, might include information about you if you use any other websites associated to us. If this is the case, you will have been informed about this data collection by the privacy policy on the associated site. From time to time, PeterWhieldon.co.uk might be associated with various other business partners, sub-contractors (for technical, financial and delivery services), advertising networks, analytics providers and search information providers. We may receive information about you from any of these parties. This information will mainly be anonymous but may also include your name, email address and any other data that the associated 3rd party site may collect, but we will only receive the elements of data that are associated with our connection with the 3rd party site.  We will not receive any data about you from any 3rd party that is not in connection with out association with that site.

Sensitive Data

If and when we include subscriber status to the site we will record certain information about you which is classed as ‘sensitive’ information. This will include the services you are interested in, those which you have accessed as a guest and those which you have joined as a subscriber. This information will be the very minimum that we need from you to validate your subscriber details. We will not record or store any record of any subscription transactions. Neither will we keep or store any of your financial details. We will have no record or knowledge of any of your financial details. ‘Sensitive personal information’ means information or opinion about an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, their political opinions, membership of any political parties, their religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs and sexual preferences or practices. Any sensitive information supplied by you will be used only for the purposes it was intended; i.e. for creating a subscription and subscriber profile.  PeterWhieldon will only ever use your information as allowed by UK law.

Why do we collect information?

When you complete any forms on any website this data is stored in a database. Some information is required to become a subscriber (when subscriptions are active) and create a profile. When you have subscribed and created a profile, the information you used will be maintained in the database that is connected to the forms that you completed. We do not pass this information on to any other parties for any reason. The only 3rd party that we are obliged to pass on any data about you to, sensitive or otherwise, is the police.

We use the information we hold about you to process your communications while on the site, provide you with an up to date and efficient and reliable Service, help prevent fraudulent activity and provide customer care services. PeterWhieldon.co.uk do not record or store any Credit Card or Debit Card information or any of your financial details.  Any transactions that may take place on this site will be completed via PayPal.  PeterWhieldon.co.uk do not see or record any of these financial transactions.

Occasionally we might use your data for statistical and demographic analysis but this will be anonymous information and not include your name, age or email address. If you subscribe, we will record and store a record of your information to investigate any complaints about you or complaints made by you. We are required by to keep certain records to comply with applicable laws (including the Data Protection Act 1998).

Communications

By becoming a subscriber of PeterWhieldon.co.uk you agree that we may use your information to contact you by email (or SMS if a phone number is given) about any offers, events, competitions, and related activities that you may find useful as well as other products and services offered by us or any of our associated parties from time to time. You may receive Marketing Communications from PeterWhieldon or any of our associated companies. We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to any other company. We may share your data with other reputable companies if these are in association with us.

What might we do with your data?

We may disclose your personal information within our own associated partners or any member of any groups we may become part of. In the case of any companies, this connection will be defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006. We may disclose your personal information to third parties in order for that third party to provide goods or services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, carrying out data analysis and marketing, research and advertising. As at 20 August 2018, we have never used, or disclosed any data from any area of the site to any other 3rd parties fro any reason whatsoever and if we ever do start doing this for whatever reason, you will be notified of the date and the reason and you will also be given the option of opting out!

In the event that we sell, trade or licence any part of PeterWhieldon, this agreement will become null and void and the new owners will provide their own privacy policy. We will, if we are under a duty to disclose, share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation. This might include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of potential activities, i.e. uploading images to a subscriber profile, trolling other subscribers or any other unlawful activities. If (when subscriptions are active) you use any services via an associated website, your personal information will be managed in accordance with the privacy policy of that website. PeterWhieldon are not in control of, and can not accepts no responsibility for any associated website or third party website linked to this Website.

Change of Ownership

In the case of change of business ownership, you agree that if we transfer ownership or management of the website or the business, (in whole or part) to a third party, that we may also transfer your personal data or other personal data you have provided to us, including any data in your profile.

Security of Personal Data

Any transmission of data and information via the website is not a secure or encrypted transmission method for sending your personal data, unless otherwise indicated on the website. Accordingly, your attention is drawn to the fact that any information and personal data carried over the internet in general is not safe or secure and any transmission is sent at your own risk.

Information and personal data may be intercepted, lost, redirected, corrupted, changed and accessed by hackers or cyber criminals. We take all reasonable steps we can to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We use adequate security software and working procedures to ensure the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of personal information, we have employed physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your right to access data

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £25 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. You can request a copy of all the information we hold about you by contacting us on our contact page and choosing the ‘Data Protection Act’ option. We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data based on the exemptions set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 but if we do refuse we will give full reasons for our refusal and allow you to challenge our decision. If you have any questions or comments about privacy or this Privacy Policy please contact us on the contact page.

3rd Party links

If, and when applicable, our website may contain links to and from other websites. These may be from one of our partner networks, or from associated advertisers and/or affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. If it is a concern, always consult their privacy policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) law which came into effect on 25 May 2018. The goal of GDPR is to give EU citizens control over their personal data and change the data privacy approach of organizations across the world. The following is our update to our existing privacy policy as above and satisfies GDPR requirements.

Our website address is: https://peterwhieldon.co.uk

Cookies

Did you know that some websites use over 100 cookies!!
You can check what cookies a website uses here: http://www.cookie-checker.com/

Here at peterwhieldon.co.uk, we currently use no cookies. Not first, or third party. Check us out at the above site and see for yourself.

(Our cookies usage may change in the future).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments and contact forms

In keeping with our site transparency and genuine visitor friendly ethos, we do not require comment authors to fill out their name and address and comment authors do not need to be registered or logged in to post a comment!

All comments are manually approved
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

When visitors leave comments on the site data is entered into the comments form. We do not insist on a comment author having to be logged in to comment. Further, we do not require a comment author to enter any details simply to comment, however, if you would like your data to be ready in the site for your next comment you have the option of doing this by ticking the tickbox above the comment submit button.

If using the opt-in tickbox, an anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if you have one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We currently do not accept subscriber accounts and therefore no cookies are sent for this purpose.

We currently do not use cookies for login data as we do not currently accept subscribers.

Embedded content from other websites

Occasionally, some 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.  We personally send no cookies in relation to this usage.

Analytics

We do not currently implement any Google analytics on the site and therefore, no cookies are set for this purpose.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained until the content becomes ‘outdated’. For users that register on our website (when applicable), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

Where we send your data

Upon any data request, we will send the data to the email address used in the requesting account.

Your contact information

Any contact information supplied by you for whatever reason will be maintained in our database until such time that it becomes outdated and no longer necessary.

How we protect your data

We maintain the latest firewall security on our dedicated server along with additional antivirus and malware protection software and further additional website security services. We carry out regular full server backups and these backups are stored independently from the server.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not currently receive any data from any third parties.

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