Web Designer & WordPress Tweaker

Here's how I ensure your privacy when using my services

1.0 User privacy and data collection

  • We will only use the information we collect about you lawfully
  • We collect information about you for 2 reasons: Firstly, to enable us to process your order/project and second, for accounting purposes.
  • We will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent.

2.0 Personal information this website collects and why we collect it

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

2.1 Contact forms and email links

If you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed / processed by any third party data processors. Form data is collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP emails services are provided by Google G Suite and are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.

2.2 Our Blog

Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our blog, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third parties. Your name will be shown on the public-facing website although if the supplied email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed.

Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we either 1.) remove the comment or 2.) remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.

2.3 Website visitor tracking

First Party Cookies

These are cookies which are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. Google Analytics stores information about the pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you found this site and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site. None of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

WordPress: This website runs the WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. A session cookie is used to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these session cookies are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for please visit www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your computer by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of this website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information

More information about cookies

If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then I recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

3.0 How we store your personal information

As detailed above in section 2.2 above, if you submit a comment to a blog post published on this website some personal information will be stored within this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website.

4.0 About this websites server

This website is hosted by Unlimited Website Hosting within a UK data centre located in Manchester.

Some of the data centre’s more notable security features are as follows:

  • Skilled, 24x7x365 onsite engineers
  • Redundant N+1 UPS and N+1 diesel generators
  • Fire suppression and VESDA detection systems
  • Leading accreditations (ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and PCI DSS)
  • Best practice security and access controls

5.0 Third party data processors

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. All of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.