How do I receive personal information?
I only collect personal information when you specifically provide it to me. This may happen when you contact me, register on my website, or register to receive future e-newsletters.
Where stated I may use the personal information you provide to contact you in the future about my work and for marketing purposes. You will always be able to unsubscribe from any of my marketing communications.
What do I do with your personal information?
I am legally obliged by the Data Protection Act 1998 to make sure that I only use your information for the purposes for which it was requested. In addition I may use the information for the following purposes:
- To provide you with information you have requested from me
- To administer any accounts you create on the website
- To provide you with other information on services we provide or projects I am involved with which I believe may be of interest to you
- For statistical analysis
I take care to make sure that the way we use your data is secure – and I am constantly improving my systems and processes to make sure that your data is handled efficiently and safely. In order to do this I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.
If you have subscribed to receive e-newsletters, I will use your email address to send you information about important issues and changes to the website. Each email will give you the option to stop receiving information from me. If you have requested information to be sent to you, I will only use the email address and postal address provided to communicate with you about this information in the future.
Will I share your personal information with anyone else?
No I will not pass your information on to any third party organisation. I do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. I may use third party service providers to operate our business or to administer activities on your behalf but personal information will only be disclosed where it is necessary for performance of the services in question for you and for no other purpose. In any event I will ensure that such third party service provider is also registered with the Information Commissioner and has adequate measures of security in place for protection of your personal information.
Keeping your information up-to-date and rights of access
Changes made will be actioned as soon as practical and generally within five working days, although due to the way that I select and use data it may take up to one calendar month for the changes to become effective. Any requests for access to information must be in writing and will be responded to within 40 days. I may however make a small administration charge for access requests.
I am committed to protecting the security of your data. I use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. For example, I store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Our website is hosted using industry-approved, secure operating systems. As well as physical security, firewalls and intrusion detection systems are in place to provide a quick response if an attack takes place.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although I will do my best to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once I have received your information, I will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. I may amend this policy from time to time. I will state clearly on our website any substantial changes to the way in which we use your personal information.