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Privacy & Cookie Policy May 2018

Privacy Policy Notice

The Policy: This Privacy Policy is for this website ( and governs the privacy of those who use my websites.

The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we process, handle, control and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing/using this website.

Policy key definitions:
• The terms I, Us, Our or We refer to the business Gillian Maddison
• The term You refers to the person using this website
• GDPR means General Data Protection Regulation
• PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation
• Cookies refer to small files stored on a user’s computer or device.

Processing of Your personal Data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and PECR (Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation) we control and process any personal information you provide to us electronically in the following ways.

When you subscribe to this website, we collect the following information from you:

• Your email address

Email addresses are used solely to inform subscribers of new blog posts posted on this website. They are not shared with anyone else and subscribers may opt out from receiving emails at any time by using the ‘Subscriptions Option’  that is at the bottom of every email. As a subscriber, your email address is stored securely, (password protected), never shared with third parties and will be stored for as long as you remain a subscriber to this website. If you wish to unsubscribe at any point, you may use the ‘Subscriptions Option’ link at the bottom of the emails you consented to receive from us by subscribing.

When you comment on this website, we collect the following information from you:

• Your email address
• Your IP address
• The comment you provided
• Your website address if you provided one

This information is collected for security reasons, for example, to prevent fraud and anonomous communications. If you do not wish such information to be collected, you may choose not to comment on any given blog post. When you leave a comment, any already publicly available information, such as the name you are commenting under, your website link and Gravatar image will be visible along with the comment. If you do not wish that information to be visible, you may choose not to comment on any given blog post.

When you fill in the contact form, we collect the following information from you:

• The name you put on the contact form
• Your email address
• Your website address if you provided one
• The subject of your message
• The content of your message

This information is purely for the purposes of allowing a user of this website to make contact with us should they wish to do so. The information provided comes to us in email form and is kept securely, (password protected), indefinitely as part of our records. None of the information provided is routinely shared with third parties and would only ever be shared if required for legal reasons. If you do not want such information to be collected, you may choose not to use the contact form. In using the contact form, you are consenting to the collection and secure storage of the information you give.

To review any data you believe we hold in relation to you please visit the Privacy Tools page.

You will be asked to fill in the email address you used on our website. If we hold any data relating to you, you will be given a link to view that data and delete it if you wish.

Use of Cookies

When you visit this website, we use Cookies. A Cookie is a string of coded information that websites like this store on your computer or device and that the browser you are using will provide to the website each time you return. Cookies are used to:

• Personalise content and ads to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.
• Share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
• Help identify and track your usage of this website.

Users of this website who do not wish to have Cookies placed on their computer or device should set their browsers to refuse Cookies before using this website. Disabling Cookies may result in this website not functioning properly.

See also Use of Cookies On This Website

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