This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed.
The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC). The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate.
Following the UK leaving the EU, UK GDPR has been directly incorporated into UK law sitting alongside the Data Protection Act 2018.
We understand that your privacy is important and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits the site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you, and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- “Our Site” means this website, tomconnolly.co.uk;
- “UK GDPR and Cookie Law” means the UK GDPR regulations and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.
- “We/Us/Our” means Tom Connolly
- “Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 10, below;
2. Information About Us
2.1 Our Site, tomconnolly.co.uk, is owned and operated by Tom Connolly.
3. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What Data Do We Collect?
- Business/company name;
- Job title;
- Contact information, such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- Demographic information, such as post code, preferences and interests;
- Financial information, such as credit / debit card numbers;
- Online identifiers and related information, including your Internet Protocol address (IP address) and data collected from cookies, pixels, and other similar digital tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”);
- Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as your browsing history, search history, or other information regarding your interaction with our Services;
- Geolocation data, such as information related to your location when you use our Services;
- Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
- Operating system (automatically collected);
- A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
5. How Do We Use Your Data?
5.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of UK GDPR. For more details on security see section 6, below.
5.2 We use your data to provide the best possible service to you. This includes:
- Supplying Our services to you;
- Personalising and tailoring Our products and services for you;
- Responding to communications from you;
- Market research;
- Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;
- With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under UK GDPR and DPA 2018
6. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
6.1 We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
6.2 Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
6.3 Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when contacting Us via the internet.
7. Do We Share Your Data?
7.1 We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
7.2 We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
7.3 In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us. This may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.
8. Your Right to Withhold Information
8.1 You may access most areas of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to make contact with Us you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
9. How Can You Access Your Data?
9.1 You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). A subject access request should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
10. What Cookies Do We Use and What For?
10.1 First Party Cookies
10.2 Third Party Cookies
Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us.
11. Contacting Us