This is the privacy notice of Andrew C Stadden.
In this document, "I" , “me” or “my” refers to Andrew C Stadden.
This is a notice to inform you of my policy about all information that I record about you. It sets out the conditions under which I may process any information that I collect from you, or that you provide to me. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.
1. I regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave my website immediately.
2. I take seriously the protection of your privacy and confidentiality. I understand that all visitors to my website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.
3. I undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to me, and hope that you reciprocate.
4. My policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
5. The law requires me to tell you about your rights and my obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. I do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at www.knowyourprivacyrights.org
6. Except as set out below, I do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through my website.
The basis on which I process information about you
7. The law requires me to determine under which of six defined bases I process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category.
If a basis on which I process your personal information is no longer relevant then I shall immediately stop processing your data.
If the basis changes then if required by law I shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which I have determined that I can continue to process your information.
7.1. Information I process because I have a contractual obligation with you
When you buy a product or service from me, or otherwise agree to my terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and me.
In order to carry out my obligations under that contract I must process the information you give me. Some of this information may be personal information.
I may use it in order to:
7.1.1. Sell products to you
7.1.2. Provide you with my services
7.1.3. Provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using my website
I process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested I use the information before we enter into a legal contract.
Additionally, I may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor my performance with respect to a particular service I provide. If I use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable.
I shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
7.2. Information I process with your consent
Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse my website or ask me to provide you more information about my business, including our products and services, you provide your consent to me to process information that may be personal information.
Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send me a message by e-mail to which you would reasonably expect me to reply.
Except where you have consented to my use of your information for a specific purpose, I do not use your information in any way that would identify you personally. I may aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor the performance of a particular page on my website.
If you have given me explicit permission to do so, I may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom I consider may provide services or products you would find useful.
I continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing me by email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
However, if you do so, you may not be able to use my website or our services further.
7.3. Information I process for the purposes of legitimate interests
I may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to me, of doing so.
Where I process your information on this basis, I do after having given careful consideration to:
• whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
• whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm
• whether you would expect me to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so
• For example, I may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
• record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of my business
• responding to unsolicited communication from you to which I believe you would expect a response
• protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party
• insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage business risk
• protecting your interests where I believe I have a duty to do so
7.4. Information I process because I have a legal obligation
I am subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes, I must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.
For example, I may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.
This may include your personal information.
7.5. Information provided on the understanding that it will be shared with a third party
My website may allow you to post information with a view to that information being read, copied, downloaded, or used by other people.
7.5.1. Posting a message my forum
7.5.2. Tagging an image
7.5.3. Clicking on an icon next to another visitor’s message to convey your agreement, disagreement or thanks
7.5.4. Photographs of my products, which you have sent to me by email, and you have given explicit permission for me to use on my website.
In posting personal information, it is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might use it.
I do not specifically use this information except to allow it to be displayed or shared.
I do store it, and I reserve a right to use it in the future in any way I decide.
Once your information enters the public domain, I have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. I accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.
Provided your request is reasonable and there is no legal basis for me to retain it, then at my discretion I may agree to your request to delete personal information that you have posted. You can make a request by contacting me by email at ‘email@example.com’
7.6. Complaints regarding content on my website
I attempt to moderate user generated content, but I am not always able to do so as soon as that content is published.
If you complain about any of the content on my website, I shall investigate your complaint.
If I feel it is justified or if I believe the law requires me to do so, I shall remove the content while I investigate.
Free speech is a fundamental right, so I will make the judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.
If I think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, I shall not correspond with you about it.
Specific uses of information you provide to me
8. Information relating to your method of payment
Payment information is never taken by me or transferred to me either through my website or otherwise. I never have access to it.
At the point of payment using Paypal, you are transferred to a secure page on the PayPal website. That page may be branded to look like a page on my website, but it is not controlled by me.
You have the option to pay by bank transfer direct to my account. In that case I do not receive any of your payment information from my bank apart from the date and a reference provided by you which appears on my bank statement.
You also have the option to pay by cheque. I do not keep any of the details of your cheque including account number or sort code. I do not keep a copy of your cheque.
9. Sending a message to me
When you contact me, whether by telephone, through my website or by e-mail, I collect the data you have given to me in order to reply with the information you need.
I may record your request and my reply in order to increase the efficiency of my business.
I may keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to track my communications with you to provide a high quality service.
When I receive a complaint, I record all the information you have given to me.
I use that information to resolve your complaint.
If your complaint reasonably requires me to contact some other person, I may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. I do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for my sole discretion as to whether I do give information, and if I do, what that information is.
I may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.
11. Affiliate Information
This is information given to me by you in your capacity as an affiliate of me.
It allows me to recognise visitors that you have referred to me.
The information is not used for any other purpose.
I undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship.
I expect any affiliate to agree to reciprocate this policy.
Use of information I collect through automated systems when you visit my website
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.
Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.
Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
When you first visit my website, I ask you whether you wish to use my cookies. If you choose not to accept them, I shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose.
12.1. To track how you use my website
12.2. To record whether you have seen specific messages I display on my website
12.3. To keep you signed in to my website
13. Personal identifiers from your browsing activity
Requests by your web browser to my servers for web pages and other content on my website are recorded.
I record information such as your geographical location, your Internet service provider and your IP address. I also record information about the software you are using to browse my website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution.
I use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on my website and how I perform in providing content to you.
If combined with other information I know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website, although I will not use the data for that purpose.
Disclosure and sharing of your information
14. Data may be processed outside the European Union
My website is hosted using the WiX platform. Wix has servers all over the world, including Europe and the US, as well as back up servers.
Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union.
Access to your own information
15. Access to your personal information
15.1. At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that I hold about you, by sending a request by email to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
15.2. After receiving the request, I will tell you when I expect to provide you with the information, and whether I require any fee for providing it to you.
16. Removal of your information
If you wish me to remove personally identifiable information from my website, you may contact me at email@example.com
This may limit the service I can provide to you.
17. Verification of your information
When I receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information I shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.
18. Use of site by children
18.1. I do not sell products or provide services for purchase by children, nor do I market to children.
18.2. If you are under 18, you may use my website only with consent from a parent or guardian
18.3. I collect data about all users of and visitors regardless of age, and I anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children.
18.4. Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit.
19. How you can complain
19.2. If a dispute is not settled then I hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with me in a process of mediation or arbitration.
19.3. If you are in any way dissatisfied about how I process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office. This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
20. Retention period for personal data
Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, I keep your personal information only for as long as required by me:
20.1. To provide you with the services you have requested;
20.2. To comply with other law, including for the period demanded by my tax authorities;
20.3. to support a claim or defence in court.
21. Compliance with the law
However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use my website.
I may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on my website on the day you use my website. We advise you to print a copy for your records.