Privacy Policy

This privacy explains:

  • What personal data I collect and why
  • What I do with your personal data
  • How I secure your personal data
  • How you can change or delete your personal data
  • What cookies I use and why

 

Some definitions:

  • ‘Site’ – means the publicly available website www.katieclarke.co.uk
  • ‘Service’ – means the Website Design service I provide to clients.
  • ‘User’ – means a person who uses this website.
  • ‘Personal Data’ – means any information that can personally identify an individual.

 

About me

Katie Clarke – Website Design

Katie Clarke

katie@katieclarke.co.uk

My website allows individuals to find out about my Website Design services and to make enquiries.

 

Information I collect

I may collect and process various forms of information when you use my Site or Service:

‘User-Provided’ Information – When you use my Site or Service, you may provide Personal Data and as a result, I may collect this. Personal data is any form of information that can identify an individual for example, name, email address, phone number. Examples of when this information may be provided include, but are not limited to, when you send me an email or send a message via the contact form.

‘Automatically Collected’ Information – If you use my Site or Service I may automatically collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. I achieve this by using cookies and other forms of technology. All of the information that is automatically collected is statistical data about our User’s browsing actions and patterns.

 

How I use the information collected

Operations

  • To carry out obligations arising from any contracts entered between us.
  • To carry out any business essential administrative processes.
 

Communications

  • To notify you of any changes to my Service
  • To provide any information you have requested or that I feel may be of genuine interest to you. These include updates about the services on offer and general business information. You have the right to opt-out of receiving any promotional information as detailed below under ‘Your Rights’ of this policy.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help me to improve the Site and to deliver a better and more personalised Service. By using my Site or Service, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find more information about the cookies I use and the purposes for which they are used below.

My site uses the following cookies:

Analytical / Performance cookies – They allow me to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This also helps me to improve the way my Site works, for example, by ensuring that Users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Necessary cookies – these are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.

If you leave a comment on the site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

When you use the website, your device or browser may be sent cookies from third parties, for example when using embedded content and social network links. It’s important for you to know that I have no access to or control over cookies used by these companies or third-party websites. I suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Third party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I do not control these third-party websites and I’m not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave my website, I encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

 

Analytics

I use Google Analytics to measure traffic to my Site and understand how Users move around and use my Service. This information is used to enhance the Site and Service I provide to ensure that Users get the best experience possible. All of the information I collect from Google Analytics is aggregate and will not be disclosed with any other third parties.

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you agree to the use of Google Analytics. Google may use the data collected to assess activity on the site. As Google is a separate entity, it has its own privacy policy that you can review. More information about Google analytics and how they secure the data collected.

 

How I store the information collected

If you send me an email message with an enquiry or request, I will store that email within my email account, which is hosted securely with my email account service provider Siteground. I will store the email for as long as is required to deal with your enquiry or request.

 

How I keep your data secure

I have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, I limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business / legitimate need to know. They will only process your personal data on my instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

 

Data retention

I will continue to retain any information collected from a User of this Service as long as is needed to fulfil my contract with the User and to provide the service the User has requested.

I do not share any Personal Information with third parties.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have contacted me via email about this Service, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data that is held about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Contact me

You can contact me at any time if you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this Privacy Policy.

 

Changes to this policy

Any changes I make to this privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

Last edited: 10/11/21