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PRIVACY STATEMENT

I Julie Armitage am committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of anyone using my site and the confidentiality of any information that you provide us with. The purpose of this statement is to set out how I use any personal information that we may obtain from you.

 

Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’)

I am registered under the Data Protection Act and comply with the Act in all my dealings with your personal data.

 

Use and collection of personal information

In general you can visit my website without telling me who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. If, however, you use my site you choose to register and you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details. I will store this data and hold it on computer or otherwise.

I may use information that you provide:

  • To register you with my website and to administer it.
  • For assessment and analysis, e.g. marketing, customer and product analysis, to enable me to review, develop and improve my services.

I will not pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which I collect your data to confirm this.

I may disclose your personal information to the organisation, for example Stars Edge (Avatar HQ) or another party

I will not sell or disclose your data to other organisations however information will be disclosed –

  • If I am under a legal duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with or meet any legal obligation.

Cookies

I collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is through our use of ‘cookies’. Most websites use cookies in order to make them work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. They help us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit. They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the site, how you navigated through the site and what information and documentation was of interest to you. This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit.

Some of our cookies are used to simply collect information about how visitors use our website and these types of cookies collect the information in an anonymous form.

Where there is a login process relating to buying products or services from me I also use cookies to store personal registration information so that you do not have to provide it to me again on subsequent visits. I do not store any information regarding your financial data, including credit cards or bank details

The rules about cookies on websites have recently changed. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive.

To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you do not wish to accept cookies from my website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site. Alternatively, you may opt out of receiving information from me by e-mail, telephone, fax or post. My phone number is (details), or you can e-mail me on (details).

Security

I will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, I cannot guarantee the security of any data that you disclose online and I will not be responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

Your rights

You have the right to ask me not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. I will aim to inform you before collecting your data if I intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent this happening by checking certain boxes on the forms I use to collect your data.

General

You have the right to see personal data (as defined under the Data Protection Act) that I keep about you upon receipt of a written request and payment of a fee of £10. Any request should be sent to:

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Julie Armitage, 82 River Mead, Braintree, Essex. CM7 9AX