Privacy and Cookie Policy


 

UPDATED 25 May 2018

 

BY VISITING FOXGLOVEAVENUE.COM  YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

1. Introduction

1.1 We at foxgloveavenue.com are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors.

1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3 By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.  

1.4 In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refers to foxgloveavenue.com, a website run by Lois Gray as a sole trader. For more information about us, see Section 11.

2. How we use your personal data

2.1 In this Section 2 we have set out:

(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b) in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;

(c) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(d) the legal bases of the processing.

2.2 When you visit our website you are consenting to us collecting and processing data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use.  

We use Squarespace Analytics in order to provide us with this information. We will use this data for analysing the way in which the website and its services are used, in particular, analysing which blog posts and topics are most popular.

The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.  

2.3 When you comment on a blog post -  When you submit a public comment on a blog post, your name and comment will be published. If you have a Squarespace account, your Squarespace profile photo will also be published along with a link from your name to your website. Your email address will not be published. If you wish for your comment to be deleted, please contact me at hello@foxgloveavenue.com.

By posting a comment on a blog on the website you are consenting to us collecting and processing any personal data in that post for the purposes of administering our website and publishing your comment(s).

The legal basis for this processing is consent.  

2.4 When you subscribe to join our email list - Foxglove Avenue operates an email newsletter to inform subscribers about the latest blog posts, organizing tips, and goods and services offered by this website. If you subscribe to this mailing list, we will process information that you provide to us, including name and email address, for the purpose of providing our email newsletters to you ("notification data").

The legal basis for this processing is consent.  

2.5 When you contact us - We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us either via our email address hello@foxgloveavenue.com or this site’s Contact Form ("correspondence data").  

The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms.  

The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

2.6 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

2.7 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice.

The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

2.8 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

2.9 Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us.

3. Providing Your Personal Data to Others

We will never sell your information to third parties

3.1 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

3.2 When you sign up to join our newsletter, we share the information you provide us (including name and email address) with our Email Service Provider which is MailChimp, based in USA.  

In compliance with GDPR, MailChimp has implemented strong privacy protections so it can handle email subscribers’ data in line with EU legal requirements. Find Out More    

3.3 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 3, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4. International transfers of your personal data

4.1 In this Section 4, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

4.2 This is a Squarespace website and the hosting facilities for our Squarespace website are situated in USA. Squarespace has self-certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield. Source.

Find out more about the Privacy Sheild.

4.3 Our email service provider is MailChimp which is based in USA. MailChimp has certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework. Source.

4.4 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world.  We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) by others of personal data which you upload and publish to the public on our website.

5. Retaining and deleting personal data

5.1 This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

5.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3 We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a) When you visit our site your usage data (as specified in Section 2.2) will be available to Lois Gray for 7 days. Source. 

(b)    When you post a comment on our blog pages, your name and comment and email address (email address will not published) will be retained for 2 years. In addition, if you have a Squarespace account, your Squarespace profile photo along with a link to your website will be retained for 2 years.

If you wish for your comment to be deleted sooner, please contact me at hello@foxgloveavenue.com or at this site's contact page or using the contact page at the bottom of this page.

c)  When you subscribe to our newsletter your data will be kept for as long as you choose to remain subscribed to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time  via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email we send. Or you can contact us at hello@foxgloveavenue.com .

(d)  When you contact us via hello@foxgloveavenue.com  or via this site’s Contact Page, your data will be kept only as long as is necessary to deal with your query.

5.4 In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the minimum length of time necessary to administer our business.  

5.5 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

6. Amendments

6.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

6.2 You should check this page when you use our website to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.  

7. Your rights

7.1 In this Section 7, we have summarised the rights that you have under GDPR and data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

7.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a) the right to access;

(b) the right to rectification;

(c) the right to erasure;

(d) the right to restrict processing;

(e) the right to object to processing;

(f) the right to data portability;

(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent.

7.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data.

Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

7.4 You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

7.5 In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include:  

  • The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed
  • You withdraw consent to consent-based processing;  
  • You object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law;
  • The processing is for direct marketing purposes;
  • The personal data has been unlawfully processed.  


However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

7.6 In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are:  

  • You contest the accuracy of the personal data;
  •  Processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure;
  • We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  •  You have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection.
  • Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

7.7 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for:

  • the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us;
  • or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.


 If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

7.8 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

7.9 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

7.10 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a) consent; or

(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

7.11 If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

7.12 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

7.13 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data via hello@foxgloveavenue.com or via this site’s contact form

8. About Cookies

8.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

8.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

8.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

9. Cookies that we use

[All Cookies used by and on our website are used in accordance with current English and EU Cookie Law.]

The site uses cookies or similar technology to collect information about your access to the site. Cookies are pieces of information that include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you.

A few of the cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer.

All cookies used on our site are set by us.

Most computer and some mobile web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the site.

Our cookies will be used for:

Essential session management

  • creating a specific log-in session for a user of the site in order that the site remembers that a user is logged in and that their page requests are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;

  • recognising when a user of the site has visited before allowing us to identify the number of unique users we receive to the site and make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;

  • recognising if a visitor to the site is registered with us in any way;

  • we may also log information from your computer including the existence of cookies, your IP address and information about your browser program in order to allow us to diagnose problems, administer and track your usage of our site.

Functionality

  • customising elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the site.

Performance and measurement

  • collecting statistical information about how our users use the site so that we can improve the site and learn which parts are most popular to users.


You can read about the Squarespace Cookies that are on this site here.


Social Media Cookies

We link our site to a number of social media platforms:

  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

If you click on any of these social media links, or any other link to an external website, you will be taken to an external website. We are not responsible for these external websites. Each of these websites and social media platforms will have its own Privacy Policy and Information on Cookies.

This is a 'Pinterest-infused' site. Read more about Pinterest-infused sites here
 

10. Managing cookies

10.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

10.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

10.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
 

11. Our details

11.1 This website is owned and operated by Lois Gray

11.2 Foxgloveavenue.com is run by Lois Gray as a sole trader

1.3 Our principal place of business is at 19 St. Oswald’s Close, North Yorkshire, DL9 4TE.

11.4 You can contact us:

(a) by post, to the postal address given above;

(b) using our website contact form or see the contact form at the bottom of this page; 

(c) by email, using hello@foxgloveavenue.com

 

12. Third Party Links

This site may contain links to third party websites. This document only addresses data we collect from you on our site. Other sites accessible through this site via links or otherwise have their own policies in regard to privacy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.  

 

Entire Agreement

This Privacy and Cookie Policy, together with Terms and Conditions and Permissions Policy and Disclaimer Policy shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.


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