1. OUR PRIVACY PROMISE
We respect your privacy and your choices.
We make sure that privacy and security are embedded in everything we do.
We will not send you marketing communications unless you have asked us to. You can change your mind at any time.
We will never sell your personal data.
We are committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure. This includes only working with trusted partners.
We are committed to being open and transparent about how we use your personal data.
We will not use your personal data in ways that we have not told you about.
We respect your rights, and will always try to accommodate your requests as far as is possible, in line with our own legal and operational responsibilities.
2. WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?
“Personal data” means any information or pieces of information that could identify you either directly (e.g. your name) or indirectly (e.g. through pseudonymised data, such as a unique ID number). This means that personal data includes things like email/home addresses, usernames, profile pictures, personal preferences and shopping habits, user generated content, financial information, and health information. It could also include unique numerical identifiers like your computer’s IP address or your mobile device’s MAC address, as well as cookies.
3. HOW DO WE COLLECT OR RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We might collect or receive personal data from you via our website, forms, pages on social media or otherwise. Sometimes you give this to us directly (e.g. when you contact us), sometimes we collect it (e.g. using cookies to understand how you use our websites) or sometimes we receive your personal data from other third parties.
4. PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
4.1. SITE VISITATION TRACKING
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
4.2. 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 party data processors detailed below. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website.
Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to 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 using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.
4.3 CONTACT FORMS AND EMAIL LINKS
If you contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link, we may store this data into our Pipedrive account with the purpose of keeping track of your engagement with us as a (potential) client or partner.
4.4. EMAIL NEWSLETTER
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor .The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately one per month) newsletter-style emails from us.
5. HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
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 data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is build on (WordPress). In the near future we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.
Pseudonymisation is a recent requirement of the GDPR which many web application developers are currently working to fully implement. We are committed to keeping it as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.
6. OUR THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the GDPR legislation. All of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
7. DATA BREACHES
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
8. DO YOU WANT US TO DELETE YOUR DATA?
If you want your data to be deleted from our system contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your e-mail that you have used in prior communication with us…