Cookie and privacy statement

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that a website installs on your computer’s hard drive to gather and remember information about your experience and preferences when using the website. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

Cookies used on this site

Cookies that may be set on this site are:

  • cookies used by the website to track which language should be used
  • cookies used by the website hosting to improve the performance of the website
  • a cookie to record whether you have seen the cookie notice so that it isn’t shown more than necessary.

This website also uses Google Analytics to generated information about your use of this website. Your IP address and user agent are shared with Google, as well as performance and security information. The information generated by the cookie is transmitted to, and stored on, servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or where third parties process information on Google’s behalf.

You will notice that there is a bar on the website’s home page where you can click to accept or reject cookies for this site.

How will Sue Proof protect your privacy?

Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What information is collected, and why

I will only collect information that you offer. If you submit the enquiry form on my website, or email me directly with a query, I will collect minimal personal data from you: usually your name, an email address and maybe a phone number. If I meet you in person and you express interest in my business, I may also collect minimal personal data from you, even if it’s just your name. If you become a client I will also collect a postal address.

I require this information for the following reasons:

  • to improve my services
  • to properly respond to your enquiries
  • for internal record keeping
  • if you are a client, to send you an invoice.

What is the GDPR?

The GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) applies to personal data that could identify you. You have the right to:

  • be informed, automatically and immediately, that I will hold any data I’ve asked for
  • access the data I hold about you, within a month
  • have me rectify inaccurate or incomplete data, usually within a month
  • ask me to delete your data
  • restrict my processing of your data
  • object to processing of your data by me that might otherwise normally be justified
  • not be subject to automated decision-making and profiling by me.

Security

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect about you.

How I’ll keep your personal data

I’ll use your personal data for internal record keeping. For relationships that are ongoing, I will keep the data for six years from the date of the last communication; for relationships that go no further than initial contact, six months.

I’ll keep personal data that I have about you securely. I have suitable physical, electronic and managerial measures to keep your information safe. No third parties have access to your information unless the law allows them to do so. However, you should be aware that I use some online services that use servers based outside the European Union.

What I won’t do with your personal data

I won’t use your personal data for marketing purposes, nor will I sell it.

I won’t share your personal data without your permission unless I am required by law to do so.

I don’t use paid online advertising, so there won’t be any link between my business and your online activity.

Social media

The only social media accounts Sue Proof has are Facebook and Twitter. I do not use paid-for adverts on social media, nor do I pay to boost posts. What you see about me on social media is a function of that service’s algorithms. The personal data I see about you on social media is a function of what you choose to share with Sue Proof.

Using my website

I use HTTPS/SSL security on my website, and I use cookies minimally on the site (see above for more detail on cookies). The site contains links to other websites, but once you have used these links to leave my site, I no control over the sites on which you land. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement for each of these other sites.

From time to time I may change this statement by updating this page. You should regularly check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. The date of the last revision was: 25 August 2018.