Privacy Policy

  • This privacy policy sets out how Abinger Web Design uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Abinger Web Design is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and complying with GDPR. Should we 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.

Abinger Web Design may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25/05/2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information if you submit a contact form or book a training course:

  • – name
  • – contact information including email address, phone number
  • – demographic information such as postcode

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to get in touch with you if you are booking a training course or enquiring about a service and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Contacting you in response to your booking
  • Contacting you in response to a comment or query

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Who we share your data with
By default we do not share any personal data with anyone. If a visitor contacts us and asks for your details in relation to an interaction you have had with them at a fair, we will only point them to your website or information readily available online.

How long we retain your data
If you are a customer or booked in to a training course we will keep your details on record as long as you are an active customer. We ask attendees of our courses if they would like to attend another at the end of each event, and if you do not answer this or tell us you do not want to attend again, we will remove your details from our records.

If you leave a comment on a post, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in our moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data
You can request a copy of any data we have or ask 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 have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The website has a valid ssl certificate.
Stallholder data is held in the cloud in a secure password protected area. We do not download any data held onto devices or memory sticks.

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 analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

This site uses several different types of cookie which are outlined below:

Essential Cookies – are essential to provide you with services available through our Site and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our Site and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Functionality Cookies – These cookies allow our site to remember choices you make when you use the site, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login details. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our site.

Analytics and Performance Cookies – These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our site and how users use our site. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. It includes the number of visitors to our site, the websites that referred them to our site, the pages they visited on our Site, what time of day they visited our site, whether they have visited our site before, and other similar information. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

We use Google Analytics for this purpose and Google Analytics uses its own cookies.

You can find out more about how Google protects your data here:www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Social Media Cookies – These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Site or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.

Advertising Cookies
We use third-party advertising companies to serve adverts when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In order to do this, our advertising partners may place a cookie (a small text file) on your computer.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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 the website.

 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we 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.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • – whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate if you allow your details to be used for marketing purposes.
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  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at maryh@abingerwebdesign.co.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen by checking the marketing box.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to maryh@abingerwebdesign.co.uk

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.