Peter Whieldon Privacy and GDPR Policy
Last updated: 20 August 2018
What is a Cookie?
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
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).
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!
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
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.
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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.
We currently do not accept subscriber accounts and therefore no cookies are sent for this purpose.
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.
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.