What is Personal Data?
Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute Personal Data.
What is Processing?
"Processing" means and covers virtually any handling of data.
What law applies?
I act as the data controller in accordance with the UK`s Data Protection Act (“DPA”) and the EU`s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Purpose and legal basis of processing In accordance with the DPA and GDPR we need to have both a purpose and a legal basis to process Personal Data. The purposes are:
• providing the website and its functions and contents,
• responding to contact requests and communicating with our customers,
• providing my services, and
• security measures.
Of course, we can only do that if we have at least one of the following legal bases or in other words lawful reasons to do so. Unless specifically described below, we typically link the above purposes to one of the following:
• to fulfil my services and carry out contractual obligations,
• to fulfil our legal obligations, and
• to protect our legitimate interests.
My website uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, login data or contact requests that you send to us. We have also implemented numerous security measures (“technical and organisational measures”) for example encryption or need to know access, to ensure the most complete protection of Personal Data processed through this website.
Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. In this sense, databases or data sets that include Personal Data may be breached inadvertently or through wrongful intrusion.
Upon becoming aware of a data breach, I will notify all affected individuals whose Personal Data may have been compromised as expeditiously as possible after which the breach was discovered.
I do not request Personal Data from minors and children and do not knowingly collect such data or pass it on to third parties.
Automated decision-making including profiling does not take place.
Do Not Sell
I do not sell your Personal Data.
Special Category Data
Unless specifically required and consent is obtained, for a particular service, we do not process special category data.
I`m present on social media on the basis of my legitimate interest. If you contact me via social media, I and the relevant social media platform are jointly responsible for the processing of your data and enter into a so-called joint controller agreement. The legal basis is my legitimate interest, your consent or, in some cases, the initiation of a contractual service, if any.
In the course of my website operation, we process data. We usually do not transfer Personal Data to countries outside the UK or the EEA. However, if we do, I will make sure that processing of your Personal Data is governed by Processing Agreements that include Standard Contractual Clauses for a high level of data protection.
Sharing and Disclosure
We will not disclose or otherwise distribute your Personal Data to third parties unless this is a) necessary for the performance of our services for example with our web host (see below), b) you have consented to the disclosure, c) or if we are legally obliged to do so e.g., by court order or if this is necessary to support criminal or legal investigations or other legal investigations or other legal proceedings at home or abroad or to fulfil our legitimate interests.
Data collection and processing
Data we collect directly
I may ask you for Personal Data when you:
• use my website,
• request services, support, or information,
• participate online or otherwise in marketing activities,
• subscribe to my marketing and promotional emails or other materials,
• contact me.
Categories of Personal Data we collect may include your name, email address, phone number, IP addresses, the context of your message which may also include certain Personal Data. We may also collect demographic data such your interests, budget, goals for Google Ads and preferences.
In order to provide you with a more consistent and personalised user experience in your interactions with me, data collected through one source may also be linked to other data collected by us through other sources. This may include data that helps us to identify you when you access my website through several different devices.
I also collect, process, and use the information you provide for the purpose of initiating and executing a contract when you ask me to. This may include Personal and non- Personal Data, in particular your name, billing address and e-mail address phone number, as well as information of business and on the type of payment method you have chosen. I store the information you provide for the period of processing and handling the purchased services. Afterwards, your data will be deleted. Data that I am required to store due to legal, statutory, or contractual retention obligations will be blocked instead of being deleted to prevent it being used for other purposes. The processing of the data serves the fulfilment of the contract with you.
When you leave a service review or testimonial, you may share, and we may display certain Personal Data or share certain details about our services with you. When you submit your testimonial, comment etc. to us your consent is obtained. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting me. Please remember that the Personal Data you submit is publicly viewable and not to submit Personal Data or sensitive information that you would not want to be available. The legal basis for processing is my legitimate interest and your consent.
Data we collect automatically
We may automatically collect information about user behaviour and usage regarding your visits to my websites, such as the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with my website.
We may also collect certain information about the browser you use to access my website, such as your IP address, device identifier, location data, browser type and language, and your access times, the URL ("Uniform Resource Locator") of the website from which you arrived at my website, and the URL to which you are directed after leaving my website if you clicked on a link on my website.
Data from third party sources
We may obtain data about you from third-party sources, such as our marketing partners, social networks, and other third parties. We may use this data to better analyse your user behaviour to improve our ability to provide you with relevant marketing information and services, and to prevent and combat fraud.
To provide my website, we use the services of Webflow Inc.. Doing so, Webflow processes the data to be processed in connection with the operation of this website on my behalf. The legal basis is our legitimate interest.
Our use of Personal Data
I may use your Personal Data for the following purposes:
• providing you with services and support, and conducting transactions you request,
• enabling you to use my website,
• providing support to respond to your online inquiries,
• customise, analyse, and optimise my website and services (including content to gauge usage trends and determine the • effectiveness of our marketing campaigns),
• better understanding our readers and website users,
• personalising content and implementing your preferences,
• prevention of fraud and other prohibited or unlawful activities,
• protecting the security and integrity of my websites, businesses, and services; and
• other functions and purposes disclosed to you at the time of collection or as required or permitted by law.
Cooperation with processors
We use content or service offers of third-party providers on the basis of my legitimate interests in order to integrate their content and services on my website. This usually requires that the third-party provider becomes aware of your IP address so that the content and services can be displayed on your device.
Below you can find a list of the relevant content and services we use along with the relevant third-party provider. We would like to ask you to review their privacy policies, which contain further information on the processing of Personal Data and so-called opt-out measures, if any.
Analytics and Tracking: Google Analytics by Google LLC
Fonts: Google Font API by Google LLC
Tag Management: Google Tag Manager and Google Site Tag by Google LLC
Video: YouTube by Google LLC
Insofar as you have also given me your consent to process your Personal Data for marketing and advertising purposes, I`m entitled to contact you for these purposes via the communication channels you have given your consent to.
Your Rights and Privileges
Under the DPA and GDPR, you can exercise the following rights:
• Right to information
• Right to rectification
• Right to object to processing
• Right to deletion
• Right to data portability
• Right of objection
• Right to withdraw consent
• Right to complain to a supervisory authority
• Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Updating your information
If you believe that the information, I hold about you is inaccurate or request its rectification, deletion, or object to its processing, please do so by contacting me.
Withdrawing your consent
You can withdraw consents you have given at any time by contacting me.
In the event you want to make a Data Subject Access Request, please contact us. I will respond to requests regarding access and correction as soon as reasonably possible. Should I`m not be able to respond to your request within thirty (30) days, I will tell you why and when I will be able to respond to your request. If I`m unable to provide you with any Personal Data or to make a correction requested by you, I will tell you why.
Complaint to a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain about our processing of Personal Data to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. The supervisory authority in the UK is: The Information Commissioner`s Office (ICO) is located at Wycliffe House, Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5AF, UK www.ico.org.uk
If you have any questions about the processing of your Personal Data, please contact me using firstname.lastname@example.org.