I cannot wait to start supporting you to make transformations to your life.
The intention is that it will bring clarity to our relationship, protect both of us and take care of the business side of things so that we can get on with the good stuff!
Please let me know if there are any clauses that you do not understand or that contradict your understanding of my services.
This contract sets out:
• your legal rights and responsibilities;
• my legal rights and responsibilities; and
• certain key information required by law.
In this contract:
• ‘I’, ‘me’ or ‘my’ means Gemma Stow Coaching; and
• ‘You’ or ‘your’ means the person buying or using my services and resources.
If you would like to speak to me about any aspect of this contract, please contact me by e-mail at email@example.com
I provide coaching services.
I am a sole trader.
1.1 If you buy or use any coaching services from me (and any reference to ‘services’ in this agreement is to coaching services) you agree to be legally bound by this contract.
1.2 If you use any of my free resources (for example podcasts, workbooks, discovery sessions or any other resources I may offer free of charge from time to time) you also agree to be legally bound by this contract as appropriate, excluding the clauses relating to payment and consumer rights legislation.
1.3 When buying any services or using any resourcesyou also agree to be legally bound by:
1.3.2 extra terms which may add to, or replace, some of this contract, for example any specific written contract between us;
1.3.3 specific terms which apply to my services, for example programme or service descriptions which may be set out on the webpage for that programme, in email correspondence between us or in a document called a services description which we shall agree between us. If you want to see these specific terms, please visit the relevant webpage for the programme, look at the services description which I have provided or request it from me.
All these documents form part of this contract as though set out in full here.
2 Information I give you
2.1 By law, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 say that I must give you certain key information before a legally binding contract of sale between you and me is made (see the summary box below). I shall give you this information in a clear and understandable way either in this contract or the relevant programme or service description we agree between us.
Information I shall give you
- I shall give you information on:
- the main characteristics of the services you want to buy
- who I am, where I am based and how you can contact me
- the total price of the services
- the arrangements for payment, carrying out the services and the time by which I shall carry out the services
- how to exercise your right to cancel the contract
- my complaint handling policy
3 Ordering services from me
3.1 Below, I set out how a legally binding contract to buy services between you and me is made:
3.2 You place an order either on the site by clicking on the relevant paypal link or I shall send you the link by email. Please read and check your order carefully before submitting it. However, if you need to correct any errors you can do so before submitting it to me.
3.2.1 When you place your order at the end of the online checkout process by clicking on the paypal link on my site, or by clicking on the paypal link I send to you by email, I shall acknowledge it by email. This acknowledgement does not, however, mean that your order has been accepted.
3.2.2 Any quotation given by me before you make an order for services is not a binding offer by me to supply such services. Any prices set out in a quotation remain valid for 30 days.
3.2.3 When you decide to place an order for services with me, this is when you offer to buy such services from me.
3.2.4 I may contact you to say that I do not accept your order, for example if I do not think my services are right for you or there has been a mistake in the pricing or description of the services, or my circumstances have changed since I gave you the quotation for the services .
3.2.5 I shall only accept your order when I confirm this to you by sending you a confirmation email. At this point:
(a) a legally binding contract will be in place between you and me, and
(b) I shall start to carry out the services as set out in the programme description on this website or in a services description agreed between us.
4 Carrying out the services
4.1 Where you buy services from me you have protection under consumer rights legislation, including that the services must be carried out with reasonable care and skill.
4.2 I shall carry out the services within the time period which is set out in the programme description or in a services description.
4.3 All coaching sessions must be taken within the timeframe specified in the programme description or services description or they will expire.
4.4 You can rearrange any two coaching sessions during a coaching programme providing you give me at least 48 hours’ notice. If you give me less than 48 hours’ notice or have already rearranged 2 sessions in a coaching programme, unless I agree otherwise with you in advance, you will be deemed to have taken the session and you will not be able to reschedule it or entitled to any compensation for missing it.
4.5 All sessions take place remotely via the means of communication agreed with you in advance. There may be an additional charge for face to face meetings.
4.6 My carrying out of the services might be affected by events beyond my reasonable control. If so, there might be a delay before I can restart the services, having made reasonable efforts to limit the effect of any of those events and having kept you informed of the circumstances, but I shall try to restart the services as soon as those events have been fixed. Examples of events which might be beyond my reasonable control include internet failure or other IT problems, if I am ill or if you change the services you require from me and I have to do extra preparation.
5 Your responsibilities
5.1 You will pay the price for the services in accordance with the programme description or a services description.
5.2 You will provide me with such information and assistance (and ensure that any information is complete and accurate) as I reasonably need to provide the services.
5.3 Coaching is not therapy or counselling. It may involve all areas of your life, including work, finances, relationships and education. You acknowledge that deciding how to handle these issues and the choices you make in relation to them is exclusively your responsibility. For this reason, although I expect great things to come from our coaching sessions, coaching cannot guarantee any specific outcomes and the results are entirely dependent on your commitment and the effort you put in to the programme and the actions we agree.
5.4 My role is to offer you guidance and accountability and help you make positive lifestyle and business changes in order to make progress towards your goals. The information I provide to you is not medical advice and is not intended to take the place of seeing licensed health professionals.
5.5 Coaching does not treat mental disorders and is not a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or medical treatment of any kind. By entering into this agreement you confirm that you will not use it in place of any form of therapy.
5.6 If you are currently receiving treatment from a doctor or other healthcare professional, by entering into this agreement you confirm that you have consulted with this person regarding the advisability of working with a coach and that this person is aware of and supports your decision to proceed with the coaching programme described in the relevant programme or services description.
5.7 You will keep me informed of any changes to your medical health or personal circumstances.
6 Charges and payment
6.1 The price for the services is a fixed price which is set out in the programme or services description.
6.2 The fees are non-refundable except for:
6.2.1 where I cancel a programme other than under 12.3 below, you are entitled to a partial refund for sessions which you have paid for in advance and which you have not received; and
6.2.2 if you are a consumer, your right to a ‘cooling off’ period as described below.
6.3 Payment is via the ‘pay now’ button on this website or as agreed between us.
6.4 Usually I require payment in full in advance but in certain circumstances I may agree to payment by instalments, in which case a supplementary fee may be chargeable. If I agree to accept payment by instalments and you fail to make any of the instalment payments on the due date then I shall invoice you immediately for the whole of the outstanding balance and payment for that invoice will be due by return.
6.5 If your full payment is not received by me under clause 6.4, or any instalments due are not paid on the due date, I may charge interest on any balance outstanding at the rate of 4 percentage points a year above Lloyds TSB Bank plc's base rate.
7 Right to cancel this contract for consumers
7.1 If you are a consumer and you buy services from me you have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason. You are a consumer if you are an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside your business.
7.2 The cancellation period will expire 14 days after the commencement of the contract.
7.3 However, if you confirm to me you wish me to start to provide the services during the 14 day cancellation period then you lose your right to cancel.
7.4 Following confirmation from you under 7.3, if you start a programme during the cancellation period and subsequently decide that you do not wish to proceed with the sessions, I am not able to refund to you any of the payments you have made as payment is for the programme as a whole and not for individual sessions. This is a reflection of the of the amount of preparation I need to put into the programme to make it most effective for you and the amount of time I shall dedicate and set aside for preparing for and attending our sessions together. This policy also helps you with your own accountability and commitment to improving your life and your business through the services.
8 Effects of cancellation
8.1 If you are a consumer and you cancel this contract in accordance with the cooling off period in clause 7.1, I shall reimburse to you all payments received from you except where I am allowed to keep such payments such as where I have started carrying out the services within the 14–day cancellation period.
8.2 I shall make the reimbursement promptly and using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless we have expressly agreed otherwise.
9 Intellectual property
If I provide you with any materials during the services, whether digital or printed, any intellectual property in those materials belongs to me and unless we agree otherwise you can only use those materials for your own personal use and you may not share them with third parties.
10 How I may use your personal information
10.1 I shall use the personal information you give to me to:
10.1.1 provide the services;
10.1.2 process your payment for the services; and
10.1.3 inform you about any similar products and services that I provide, though you may stop receiving this information at any time by contacting me.
10.2 All information shared by you will be kept strictly confidential, except when releasing such information is required by law and/or where I consider it necessary to do so because of concerns of risk to yourself or others.
10.3 I shall not give your personal information to any third party unless you agree to it.
11 Resolving problems
11.1 In the unlikely event that there is a problem with the services, please contact me as soon as possible and give me a reasonable opportunity to sort out any problems with you and reach a positive outcome.
11.2 I may at my option vary or re-perform the services if there is a problem and the terms of this agreement will apply to any re-performed services.
11.3 If you are buying services from me nothing in this contract affects your legal rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (also known as ‘statutory rights’). You may also have other rights in law.
12 End of the contract
12.1 If a programme or services description specifies a length of time for services to be provided, then subject to clause 12.2 below, the services will terminate at the end of that timeframe.
12.2 If I provide services to you on an ongoing basis and the relevant programme or services description does not specify a timeframe then either you or I may terminate the services by one month’s written notice to each other.
12.3 Either you or I may terminate the services and this contract immediately if:
12.3.1 the other party commits any material breach of the terms of this contract or a statement of work and, in the case of a breach capable of being resolved, the breach is not resolved within 30 days of a written request to do so. The written request must expressly refer to this clause and state that the statement of work or this contract will be terminated if the breach is not resolved; or
12.3.2 the other party commits or threatens to commit or is threatened with any act of insolvency under the Insolvency Act 1986.
12.4 If this contract is ended it will not affect my right to receive any money which you owe to me under this contract.
13 Limit on my responsibility to you
13.1 Except for any legal responsibility that I cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury), I am not legally responsible for any:
13.1.1 losses that:
(a) were not foreseeable to you and me when the contract was formed
(b) that were not caused by any breach of these terms on my part
13.1.2 business losses, including loss of business, loss of profits, loss of management time and loss of business opportunity.
13.2 My total liability to you is limited to the amount of fees, if any, paid by you for the services.
14.1 I shall try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently.
14.2 If you and I cannot resolve a dispute using our internal complaint handling procedure and either of us want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to this contract.
14.3 Relevant United Kingdom law will apply to this contract.
15 Third party rights
15.1 No one other than a party to this contract has any right to enforce any term of this contract
1 About my Terms
1.1 Thank you so much for visiting my website (the Site).These Terms explain how you may use this Site.
1.2 References in these Terms to the Site includes all associated web pages.
1.3 You should read these Terms carefully before using the Site.
1.4 By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the documents referred to in them.
1.5 If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms, you should stop using the Site immediately.
1.6 If you have any questions about the Site, please contact me by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Content means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site;
Terms means these terms and conditions of use as updated from time to time under clause 11;
Acceptable use policy means the policy set out at the end of these Terms
I, me or my means Gemma Stow (sole trader)
Online coaching terms means the terms and conditions which will apply to you ordering coaching services using the Site;
Submission means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted by you or other users to the Site;
You or your means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content.
2 Using the Site
2.1 The Site is for your personal use only.
2.2 You agree that you are solely responsible for any costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site.
2.3 I seek to make the Site as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the Site, please contact me at email@example.com.
2.4 I may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Terms, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.
3 Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
3.1 This Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by me. Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). I reserve all of my rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that I remain owner of them and free to use them as I see fit.
3.2 Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site.
4 Submitting information to the Site
4.1 While I try to make sure that the Site is secure, I cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to me and therefore I cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not submit to the Site any information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable.
4.2 I may use any Submissions as I see reasonably fit on a free-of-charge basis. I shall not be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of Submissions.
5 Accuracy of information and availability of the Site
5.1 While I try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, I cannot promise that it will be. Furthermore, I cannot promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on this Site is at your own risk.
5.2 I may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as I see fit.
5.3 Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about me and my products and news, features, services and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.
5.4 While I try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, I do not promise that the Site is available at all times nor do I promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.
6 Hyperlinks and third party sites
The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. I have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that I endorse that third party's website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.
Acceptable Use Policy
7 Acceptable use
7.1 As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:
7.1.1 not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by these Terms
7.1.2 not to use the Site to commit any act of fraud;
7.1.3 not to use the Site to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;
7.1.4 not to use the Site for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;
7.1.5 not to use the Site to simulate communications from me or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);
7.1.6 not to use the Site in any manner that disrupts the operation of my Site or business or the website or business of any other entity;
7.1.7 not to use the Site in any manner that harms minors;
7.1.8 not to promote any unlawful activity;
7.1.9 not to represent or suggest that I endorse any other business, product or service unless I have separately agreed to do so in writing;
7.1.10 not to use the Site to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks; and
7.1.11 not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods.
8 Interactive services
8.1 I may make interactive services available on the Site, for example areas where you can comment on Content.
8.2 I am not obliged to monitor or moderate Submissions to my interactive services. Where I do monitor or moderate Submissions I shall indicate how this is performed and who should be contacted in relation to any Submission of concern to you.
8.3 I may remove or edit any Submissions to any of my interactive services whether they are moderated or not.
8.4 Any Submission you make must comply with my Submission standards set out below.
9 Submission standards
9.1 Any Submission or communication to users of my Site must conform to standards of accuracy, decency and lawfulness, which shall be applied in my discretion, acting reasonably. In particular, you warrant that any Submission or communication is:
9.1.1 your own original work and lawfully submitted;
9.1.2 factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief;
9.1.3 provided with the necessary consent of any third party;
9.1.4 not defamatory or likely to give rise to an allegation of defamation;
9.1.5 not offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or deceptive; and
9.1.6 unlikely to cause offence, embarrassment or annoyance to others.
10 Linking and framing
10.1 You may create a link to my Site from another website without my prior written consent provided no such link:
10.1.1 creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of my Site;
10.1.2 implies that I endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website on which you place a link to my Site;
10.1.3 displays any of the trademarks or logos used on our Site without our permission or that of the owner of such trademarks or logos; or
10.1.4 is placed on a website that itself does not meet the acceptable use requirements of this Policy.
10.2 I reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by me to remove any such link.
11 Using my name and logo
11.1 You may not use my trademarks, logos or trade names except in accordance with these Terms.
12.1 I shall apply these Terms in my absolute discretion. In the event of your breach of the Terms I may terminate or suspend your use of the Site, remove or edit Submissions, disclose Submissions to law enforcement authorities or take any action I consider necessary to remedy the breach.
13 Limitation on my liability
13.1 Except for any legal responsibility that I cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury), I am not legally responsible for any:
13.1.1 losses that:
(a) were not foreseeable to you and me when these Terms were formed; or
(b) that were not caused by any breach on my part
13.1.2 business losses.
These Terms are dated 8 September 2016. No changes to these Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by me in writing. I reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. My updated terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by me. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations.
15.1 I shall try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently.
15.2 If you are unhappy with me please contact me as soon as possible to let me know.
15.3 If you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to these Terms.
15.4 Relevant United Kingdom law will apply to these Terms.
This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site www.gemmastow.com
By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.
Gemma Stow is the data controller and I am responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: Gemma Stow
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at email@example.com
2. WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU, FOR WHAT PURPOSE AND ON WHAT GROUND WE PROCESS IT
Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.
We may process the following categories of personal data about you:
· Communication Data that includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through the contact form on our website, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defence of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.
· Customer Data that includes data relating to any purchases of goods and/or services such as your name, title, billing address, delivery address email address, phone number, contact details, purchase details and your card details. We process this data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract.
· User Data that includes data about how you use our website and any online services together with any data that you post for publication on our website or through other online services. We process this data to operate our website and ensure relevant content is provided to you, to ensure the security of our website, to maintain back- ups of our website and/or databases and to enable publication and administration of our website, other online services and business. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business.
· Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyse your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.
· Marketing Data that includes data about your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences. We process this data to enable you to partake in our promotions such as competitions, prize draws and free give-aways, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of this advertising. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.
· We may use Customer Data, User Data, Technical Data and Marketing Data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you (including Facebook adverts or other display advertisements) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. Our lawful ground for this processing is legitimate interests which is to grow our business. We may also use such data to send other marketing communications to you. Our lawful ground for this processing is either consent or legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).
We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.
We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.
We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.
We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.
3. HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA [NOTE: YOU ONLY NEED TO INCLUDE THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT OBTAINED THE PERSONAL DATA DIRECTLY FROM THE DATA SUBJECT. DELETE THE SECTION IF NONE OF IT IS RELEVANT]
We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU, advertising networks such as Facebook based outside the EU, such as search information providers such as Google based outside the EU, providers of technical, payment and delivery services, such as data brokers or aggregators.
We may also receive data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.
4. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
Our lawful ground of processing your personal data to send you marketing communications is either your consent or our legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).
Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may send you marketing communications from us if (i) you made a purchase or asked for information from us about our goods or services or (ii) you agreed to receive marketing communications and in each case you have not opted out of receiving such communications since. Under these regulations, if you are a limited company, we may send you marketing emails without your consent. However you can still opt out of receiving marketing emails from us at any time.
Before we share your personal data with any third party for their own marketing purposes we will get your express consent.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by emailing us at email@example.com at any time.
If you opt out of receiving marketing communications this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other transactions, such as purchases, warranty registrations etc.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
• Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
• Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers
• Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.
• Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
We share your personal data within our group of companies which involves transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.
Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is in place:
• We will only transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by; or
• Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
• If we use US-based providers that are part of EU-US Privacy Shield, we may transfer data to them, as they have equivalent safeguards in place.
If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
7. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.
We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.
8. DATA RETENTION
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.
For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.
You can see more about these rights at:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.
If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.
10. 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. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
What's a cookie?
•A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
•Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
•Cookies are either:
- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
•Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
- Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
I welcome your feedback and questions on any of the above.
If you wish to contact me, please send an email to email@example.com.