Policy key definitions:
“I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, Nick Watton.
“you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
ICO means the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.
Key principles of GDPR:
Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases. Unless otherwise defined, we only process your personal data for accounts & records, advertising, marketing, PR or staff administration (where applicable) purposes.
We use the contract lawful basis under the GDPR for the processing of your information to provide you with details about our services, supplying a quote or estimate.
We shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms.
We use the legitimate interests lawful basis under the GDPR for the processing of your information where a shared interest exists between us. Your information is not shared with any third parties. We only store this information for as long as a legitimate interest exists.
Any personal information processed is done so securely with protective measures in place to prevent a data breach. This includes data saved to computers, mobile devices, phones, laptops or tablets. Protective measures include passwords, passcodes, fingerprint recognition software and firewall technology.
You can unsubscribe or manage your personal information at any time through an online system, which you will find links to in any subscription confirmation email or marketing message we sent to you since.
We will continue to process your information under you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
Your personal data under the consent lawful basis is not shared with any third parties.
If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.
We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we are only processing personal data for the core business purposes.
Your individual rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in detail here;
• the right to be informed;
• the right of access;
• the right to rectification;
• the right to erasure;
• the right to restrict processing;
• the right to data portability;
• the right to object; and
• the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.
Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.
Cookies that we use are;
• Google universal analytics; _ga, _gat, _gid
• Googleleads.g.doubleclick.net; DSID, IDE
Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.
Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained
We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.
Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions
Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; Jackson’s Art Materials or www.jacksonsart.com.
However, in the side bar (I had trouble getting them to be coloured, for some reason??) they are underlined like this (but not blue in colour – Grrr!!): Jackson’s
Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases, we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.
We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.
If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.
See also my Affiliate Disclosure page.
Email marketing messages & subscription
Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third-party service provider of software/applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.
Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations, will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.
Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences.
Our EMS provider is; [name of provider here]. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;
• Email address
• I.P address
• Subscription time & date
Resources & further information
– ‘Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation‘
– ‘Data Protection Act 2018‘
– ‘Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003‘
– ‘The Guide to the PECR 2003‘
Edited & customised by: ### Nick Watton ### 10th May 2018
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