Your privacy is very important, and you can be confident that your personal information will be kept safe and secure and will only be used for the purpose it was given. We adhere to current data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU/2016/679) (the GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
• Why we process your information and what for
• Whether you have to provide it
• How long we store it for
• Whether there are other recipients of your personal information
• Whether we intend to transfer it to another country,
• Whether we use automated decision-making or profiling, and
• Your data protection rights.
We can discuss any questions you might have about our data protection policy and you can contact us via email: email@example.com
‘Data controller’ is the term used to describe the person that collects and stores and has responsibility for people’s personal data. In this instance, the data controller is James Glover.
Our lawful basis for holding and using your personal information
The GDPR states that we must have a lawful basis for processing your personal data. There are different lawful bases depending on the stage at which we are processing your data. These are explained below:
The only reason we hold your data is to notify you, via email, of the publication of new stories. So if you have signed up to receive our stories we will use legitimate interest as lawful basis for holding and using your personal information.
How I use your information
When you contact us with an enquiry about our stories we will collect contact information to help us satisfy your desire to either answer a comment or to be sent future stories. This will include any necessary personal information such as your name and email address.
We try to be as open as we can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. You have a right to ask us to delete your personal information, to limit how we use your personal information, or to stop processing your personal information. You also have a right to ask for a copy of any information that we hold about you and to object to the use of your personal data in some circumstances. You can read more about your rights at www.ico.org.uk/your-data-matters
If we hold information about you and you ask us to, we will:
• give you a description of it and where it came from;
• tell you why we are holding its, how long it will be stored;
• tell you who it could be disclosed to;
• let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
You can also ask us at any time to correct any mistakes there may be in the personal information held about you.
To make a request for any personal information we may hold about you, please put the request in writing addressing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can stop receiving updates at anytime by making a request by email to email@example.com
If you have any complaint about how we handle your personal data please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by writing or emailing to the contact details given above. We would welcome any suggestions for improving our data protection procedures.
If you want to make a formal complaint about the way we have processed your personal information you can contact the ICO which is the statutory body that oversees data protection law in the UK. For more information go to www.ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint
We take the security of the data held about you very seriously and as such take every effort to make sure it is kept secure. We do not keep any paper records. All data is held as a secure electronic record, stored in password protected files, on password protected computers.
When someone visits our website, we use a third party service, [Wix.com] to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow [Wix.com] to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the website.
We use legitimate interests as our lawful basis for holding and using your personal information in this way when you visit the website.
No user-specific data is collected by us or any third party. If you fill in a form on our website, that data will be temporarily stored on the web host before being sent to us.