Privacy Policy

This policy sets out how I will collect, use and protect your data

I may change this policy as required by updating this page You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with this policy. This policy is effective from 08/02/2021

Who we are

I am Adele Pound. My website address is: https://www.adelepound.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Newsletter Sign up

When you sign up for my newsletter your email will be sent to Mail Chimp where it will be securely stored on their site. www.adelepound.co.uk does not store this data. Mail Chimp services are GDPR compliant. you can read their privacy policy here; https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Contact form

When you use the contact form to send me an enquiry, I will receive the information in an email. the data you submit is not stored on this website, but will be stored by the 123 reg web mail service. I will use your information to respond to your enquiry. I will not use you information to send you marketing materials unless you specifically request this or sign up for my newsletter. I will permanently delete your any data relating to your enquiry after 6 months.

Analytics

This site uses Google analytics with the Monster Insights WordPress plug in to collect and analyse user data. We use this information to track how people engage with the site in order to make improvements and a better user experience. this data is used to produce anonymised reports. You can see Google’s privacy policy here

Comments

Comments are not currently enabled on my blog posts. If I decide to enable comments, I will update this section accordingly

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps the website to give visitors the best experience. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of websites.

The cookies currently in use on this site are:

Cookie namePurposeexpires
cookie_notice_acceptedrecords that you have clicked to accepted the cookie noticeafter 1 month
_gaGoogle analytics to count and track page viewsafter 2 years
_gidGoogle analytics to count and track page viewsafter 24 hours
_gat_gtag_*Google analytics to store a User IDafter 1 minute

Links to external sites

Pages and posts on this site may contain links to other websites such as shops or galleries that stock my work. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

I also maintain presences on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to me via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. I cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Analytics

This site uses Google analytics and Monster Insights WordPress plug in to collect and analyse user data. Data is shared with Google in order to produce data that allows us to improve this site. you can see googles privacy policy here

Mail Chimp

I use Mailchimp for my newsletter service and they, therefore, act as a data controller for the details of my contacts. Mailchimp have extensive security measures in place to ensure GDPR compliance and security. you can read their privacy policy here, in particular part 3 Privacy for contacts: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

123 Reg hosting service

data is stored in their own EU-based data centres. These data centres are manned 24/7 to ensure security, from the physical controls stopping unauthorised access within the data centre to the system teams securing the network and platforms.

Email hosting, data is stored in their Leeds data centre. They use international web partners to filter emails for spam and viruses, but these partners do not store any email content. https://www.123-reg.co.uk/terms/privacy/

I will not, sell share or lease your information with any other third party unless you give me permission to do so or I am required to do so by law.

How long we retain your data

If you subscribe to the newsletter, your email will be retained by Mail Chimp for this purpose. You can request that your details are removed from my contact list at anytime by unsubscribing. if you contact me using the contact form on the site, I will retain your data for the purpose of responding to your query. I will undertake to delete this information after 6 months, unless your enquiry is ongoing beyond this time.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact information

adele@adelepound.co.uk

How we protect your data

This website is secured by SSL encryption, and all software is regularly updated. My business email is accessed via a password protected app so that data is not accessible on any machine at my premises. Passwords will be changed regularly.