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Privacy Policy

Last Revised: 1st July 2020

The DPA & GDPR May 2018

Myself & this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) & already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. I will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK's exit from the European Union.

This privacy policy is for this website; lj.digital & served by Lee Johnson, 62 Bare Lane, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 6LL & governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how I comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre-GDPR enforcement] & the PECR (Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy & personal details, how I process, collect, manage & store those details & how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties & the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how I|, this website & its third parties (if any) interact with you & your computer/device in order to serve it to you. My contact information is provided if you have any questions.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of / saving of cookies on their computer/device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save & store information about the user's interactions & usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use & saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps by clicking on the C logo in the bottom left of the webpage & turn off Google Analytics. This will turn off Google analytics cookie tracking on every page throughout this website.

I am providing this information to you as part of my policy to comply with recent changes to the law relating to the use of cookies & other information storage technology operating on websites.

Contact & Communication With Me

Users contacting me through this website via my do so at their own discretion & provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private & stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

The data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third-party data processors. Instead, the data will be collated into an email & sent to me over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). My SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers & devices.

Where I have clearly stated & made you aware of the fact, & where you have given your express permission, I may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in 'The Policy' above.

I use a chat facility on my website that is a service from Drift

Drift is focused on GDPR compliance efforts. The EU-US Privacy Shield is a framework negotiated & agreed by the European Commission & U.S. Department of Commerce as a lawful way of transferring personal data. To comply with EU data protection laws around international data transfer, Drift is self-certified under the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield & the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although I only look to include quality, safe & relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text/banner/image links to other websites)

I cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk & I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Policy & Usage

I adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure I conduct myself accordingly online. While I may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. I will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where my website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion & accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy & usage policies in the resources section below.

Privacy Policy Changes

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. I will not explicitly inform my clients or website users of these changes. Instead, I recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

Data Breaches

I will report any unlawful data breach of this website's database or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors to any & all relevant persons & authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

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