I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of my clients, customers and visitors to my website. In particular, I want you to know that I am not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.
In this Privacy Statement, I’ve provided lots of detailed information about when and why I collect your personal information, how I use it and the limited conditions under which I may disclose it to others, and how I keep it secure.
I may use your computers IP address to help diagnose problems with my website servers, and to administer this website. Your IP address is used to help gather broad demographic information; it does not gather personal information about you, simply information about your computer and the connection to the internet that it uses.
My website may contain links to other websites. I am not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
I do not pass any of your confidential and personal information on to any other third party unless it is being used in the processing of any order you have made.
Making a booking
When you book an appointment with me I will need to collect a small amount of information about you. I will typically ask for your full name, email address, telephone number and billing address. I will use these to confirm your booking and process your payment.
Your booking information will be stored in my personal calendar. Please be assured that I will not share your personal details with any other company without your consent.
I do not record or store any personal payment information from credit or debit cards used to make purchases on our website. I accept payments by PayPal or direct to my business account. This information is stored by the third-party system I use to process payments, specifically these are:
From time to time I host research surveys on my website. Although the core data collected is not personally identifiable, if you choose to add your email address for more information will be able to identify you from the information you supply. I download all research data from the website on a quarterly basis. This information is then removed from the website and is only accessible within my private company document storage accounts.
I collect your name and personal email address when you sign up to the mailing list. I will use that information to tell you about events I am hosting, send you a newsletter, share information I’ve published on the website or tell you about new services. I don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesse
What are cookies used for?
The main purposes for which cookies are used are for technical purposes essential to effective operation of this website, particularly in relation to on-line transactions, logging in and site navigation.
How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
- Click on the “privacy” tab
- Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
- Choose Settings> Advanced
- Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
- Click “Cookies”
- Choose Preferences > Privacy
- Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla Firefox:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
- Click on the icon “privacy”
- Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
- Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making a booking on the site. If you disable all cookies, you may be unable to complete a booking on the site.
The Cookies we use:
General website cookies
The server that this website is hosted on will set what is called a unique session for the duration of your visit, this allows to find out how many unique people are visiting the site without giving me any identifiable information about you as an individual.
Measuring website use with Google Analytics
When someone accesses this site I use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only used in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
I use Google Analytics to find out information such as where website visitors come from, how long they stay, what sort of browser people are using, how many pages they visit and whether they visit again. This information is based on the IP address which is set by your Internet Service provider every time you connect to the Internet from your current location. It does not provide me with any information about you as an individual. I use this data to compile reports which help us to make sure the information on my website is the sort of information visitors would like to read.
For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics website.
Please note also:
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our website users based on their visit to this website and other websites on the Internet.
- Third Party Cookies
When you visit this website, you may also notice that some cookies are used to display information from other websites. For example, if you visit a page that contains a video this means that cookies from YouTube may be served. I do not control the setting of these cookies and recommend you visit these websites for more information.
Please find a list of some third-party cookies you may find present on this website and links to their specific cookie information:
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve adverts when you visit this website; specifically, this is Google Adwords. These companies may use information (which does NOT include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here.
How do I Control or Delete Cookies?
If cookies are not enabled on your computer this could mean that your experience with the website will be impacted in a negative way. However, if you want to control or delete cookies you can do so by visiting the following sites where you will find information about deleting cookies and controlling cookies.
If you choose to delete cookies or to disable cookies for the future you may not be able to access certain areas or features of this website.
My website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under my control. All data is protected using the most advanced methods available. I do not store financial information like credit card numbers on this website, this is handled by PayPal.
Access to your personal information
Under GDPR, you have the right to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. Please email your request to email@example.com or write to us at 43 Malthouse Meadow, Portesham, Dorset DT3 4NS.
Removing your personally identifiable data from our website
If you would like to have your personally-identifiable information removed from our database please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. However, there will be residual information that will remain within my databases, access logs, and other historical internal records including financial records for the purposes of accounting for tax, which may or may not contain such personally-identifiable information.