1.0 OUR CORE BELIEFS REGARDING USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION • User privacy and data protection are human rights • We have a duty of care to the people within our data • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary • We loathe spam as much as you do! • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information.
2.0 RELEVANT LEGISLATION Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy: • UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA) • EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD) • EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) • Australian Privacy Act 1988 (APA) This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.
4.0 HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION – As detailed in section 3.2 above, if you submit a comment to a blog post published on this website some personal information will be stored within this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is build on (WordPress). In the near future we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual. Pseudonymisation is a recent requirement of the GDPR which many web application developers are currently working to fully implement. We are committed to keeping it as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.
5.0 ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S SERVER – This website is hosted by NameCheap within a UK & US data centres. All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
7.0 DATA BREACHES – We 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 and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.