Privacy and Cookies Policy
(This document is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant. If you wish, you may print one copy of this privacy and cookies policy)
Please read this privacy and cookies policy carefully.
This privacy and cookies policy applies between you, the User of this Website and James Taylor-Loftus (me, my, or I), the owner and operator of this Website. I take the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy and cookies policy applies to my use of all Data collected by me or provided by you concerning your use of this Website.
It would be best if you read this privacy and cookies policy alongside and in addition to, my Website Terms and Conditions, and Services and Goods Terms and Conditions, which you can find at https://jamestaylorloftus.com/website-terms-conditions and https://jamestaylorloftus.com/services-and-goods-terms-and-conditions.
Definitions and interpretation
In this privacy and cookies policy, I use the definitions in the table (shown immediately left).
In this privacy and cookies policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
(a) the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
(b) references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy and cookies policy;
(c) a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
(d) “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
(e) reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment to it;
(f) the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy and cookies policy.
The scope of this privacy and cookies policy
This privacy and cookies policy applies only to my actions and Users concerning this Website. It does not extend to any websites you can access from this Website including, but not limited to, any links I may provide to social media websites.
For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, I am the “Data Controller”; this means I determine the uses for which, and the manner in which, I process your Data.
I may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
(b) job title;
(d) contact information such as email address, physical address and telephone number;
in each case, according to this privacy and cookies policy.
How I collect Data
I collect Data in the following ways:
(a) Data is given to me by you;
(b) I receive Data from other sources; and
(c) I collect Data automatically.
Data that is given to me by you
I will collect your Data in several ways, for example:
(a) when you contact me through this Website, by telephone, post, email or through any other means;
(b) when you register with this Website and set up an account to receive my services and products;
(c) when you complete surveys I use for research purposes (although you are not obliged to respond to them);
(d) when you enter a competition or promotion on this Website or through any social media channel I may be using at that time;
(e) when you elect to receive marketing communications from me;
(f) when you use my services;
in each case, according to this privacy and cookies policy.
Data I receive from publicly available third party sources
I may receive Data about you from the following publicly available third-party sources:
(a) publicly available social media sites with connected accounts to this Website, currently Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Medium and LinkedIn.
Data I collect automatically
To the extent you access this Website, I will collect your Data automatically, for example:
(a) I automatically collect some information about your visit to this Website. This information helps me make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access this Website and the way you use and interact with its content;
(b) I will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies and how I use them on this Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.
My use of Data
Any or all of the above Data may be required by me from time to time to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using this Website. Specifically, Data may be used by me for the following reasons:
(a) internal record keeping;
(b) for the improvement of my services and products;
(c) transmissions by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
(d) contact for market research purposes which may be undertaken using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update this Website;
in each case, according to this privacy and cookies policy.
I may use your Data for the above purposes if I deem it necessary to do so for my legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section below, headed “Your rights”).
For the delivery of direct marketing to you via email I’ll need your consent, using an opt-in or soft opt-in:
(a) soft opt-in consent is a specific type of approval which applies when you have previously engaged with me (for example, you contact me to ask me for more details about a particular service or product, and I am marketing similar services or products). Under “soft opt-in” consent, I will take your permission as given unless you opt out.
(b) for other types of e-marketing, I am required to obtain your explicit consent, that is, you need to take decisive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that I provide.
(c) if you are not satisfied with my approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section below, headed “Your rights”.
When you register with this Website and set up an account to receive my services and buy my products, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and me or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such an arrangement.
I may use your Data to show you my adverts and other content on other websites. If you do not want me to use your Data to show you my adverts and other content on other sites, please turn off the relevant cookies (please refer to the section below, headed “Cookies”).
Whom I share Data with
I may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
(a) any of my group companies or affiliates. To ensure the proper administration of this Website and my business activities, I may share Data with essential companies or affiliates, an example being the company hosting this Website, Squarespace;
(b) my employees, agents or professional advisors. To ensure this Website and my business activities run smoothly and safely, I may share Data to obtain advice from my employees, agents or professional advisors, an example being my professional body, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders;
(c) third party service providers who provide services to me which require the processing of personal data. I may share Data to assist third-party service providers in receipt of any shared data to perform functions on my behalf to help ensure this Website runs smoothly and safely, an example being the company hosting this Website, Squarespace;
(d) third party payment providers who process payments made via this Website. I may share Data to enable third-party payment providers used by this Website — currently, Stripe and PayPal, to process User payments and refunds;
(e) relevant authorities. I may share Data to facilitate the detection of crime or in connection with the collection of taxes and duties;
in each case, only to the minimum extent necessary, and according to this privacy and cookies policy.
Keeping Data secure
I will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
(a) if you register and set up an account on this Website, access to it is controlled by a password (known only to you) and a Username that is unique to you;
(b) I store your Data on secure servers operated by Squarespace, an industry-leading website building and hosting company.
(c) By using HTTPS connections (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure), this Website ensures no one can steal your information. HTTPS allows computers to agree on a “code” between them. They then scramble messages using that “code” so no one in between can read them, thereby keeping your information safe from hackers. The “code” is used on a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), sometimes known as Transport Layer Security (TLS) to send the information back and forth.
Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let me know immediately by contacting me via this secure and encrypted email address: James.Taylor-Loftus@protonmail.com.
If you want detailed information from 'Get Safe Online' on how to protect your information, computer and other devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. HM Government, and leading businesses, support 'Get Safe Online'.
Unless a more extended retention period is required or permitted by law, I will only hold your Data on my system for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy and cookies policy or until you request I delete the Data.
Even if I delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
You have the following rights concerning your Data:
(a) Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information I hold about you at any time, or (ii) that I modify, update or when I delete such information. If I provide you with access to the information I hold about you, I will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where I am legally permitted to do so, I may refuse your request. If I deny your request, I will tell you the reason(s) why.
(b) Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
(c) Right to erase - the right to request that I delete or remove your Data from my system(s).
(d) Right to restrict my use of your Data - the right to “block” me from using your Data or limit the way in which I can use it.
(e) Right to data portability - the right to request that I move, copy or transfer your Data.
(f) Right to object - the right to object to my use of your Data including where I use it for my legitimate interests.
To make enquiries, or to exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is my legal basis for processing your Data), please contact me via this secure and encrypted email address: James.Taylor-Loftus@protonmail.com.
If you are not satisfied with the way I handle a complaint you make concerning your Data, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can find the ICO’s contact details on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.
It is essential the Data I hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep me informed if your Data changes during the period for which I retain it.
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Changes in business ownership and control
I may, from time to time, expand or reduce my business and this may involve the sale or the transfer of control of all or part of my business. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of my business so transferred, be transferred by me along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy and cookies policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which you originally supplied to me.
I may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of my business or any part of it.
In the above instances, I will take steps with the aim of ensuring I protect your privacy.
I use all Cookies on this Website under current UK and EU Cookie Law.
Before this Website places Cookies on your computer, I will present you with a message bar or box requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your permission to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling me to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the setting of Cookies; however, certain features of this Website may not function fully or as intended if you refuse to consent to the placing of particular Cookies.
This Website may place the Cookies shown in Table 2 at the end of this privacy and cookies policy.
You can find a list of Cookies I use in the Cookies Schedule below, which I update from time to time.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but you can change this. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access this Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
I recommend you ensure your internet browser is up to date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
For more information generally on Cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete Cookies from your computer.
You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy and cookies policy to any other person. I may transfer my rights under this privacy and cookies policy where I reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy and cookies policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy and cookies policy will not be affected.
Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
James Taylor-Loftus of Taylor House, 66 Barrier Bank, Cowbit, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6AQ owns and operates this Website found at https://jamestaylorloftus.com.
You can contact me by encrypted and secure email here: James.Taylor-Loftus@protonmail.com. Tel: +44 (0) 1223967936.
I reserve the right to change this privacy and cookies policy as I may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. I will immediately post any changes on this Website, and you are considered to have accepted the terms of the privacy and cookies policy on your first use of this Website following the alterations.
Below is a list of the Cookies I currently use, as scanned once a month. I have attempted to ensure this list is complete and up to date. However, if you believe I may have missed a Cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let me know.
I use the following strictly necessary Cookies (scanned 4 November 2018):
I use the following analytical/performance cookies (scanned 4 November 2018):
I use the following functionality cookies: data not currently available — to follow.
I use the following targeting cookies (scanned 4 November 2018):
Unclassified cookies are cookies that I am in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies (scanned 4 November 2018):
(Version 1.2 - 1 October 2018)