The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the visitors (you), the Website and What is your story? Ltd. The way this Website processes, stores and protects your data and information will be detailed within this policy.
2. The Website
This Website and What is your story? Ltd takes a proactive approach to your privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its visitors throughout their visiting experience. This Website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for visitors’ privacy.
Cookies are small files saved to your computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of the Website. You are advised that if you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this Website on to your computer’s hard drive you can block all cookies from this Website within your web browsers security settings.
Other cookies may be stored on your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this Website uses referral programs or adverts. These cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and usually expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
5. Contact and Communication
Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to the email submission process but advises you that using such a form to email processes that you do so at your own risk. When you are contacting this Website and What is your story? you do so at your discretion and provide any personal details requested at your risk.
This Website and What is your story? Ltd uses any information submitted to provide you with further information about the services offered or to assist in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using details to subscribe to any email newsletter program the Website operates, but only if this was made clear to you and your permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your rights in regards to receiving email marketing. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
6. Email Newsletter
This Website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about services supplied by this Website. You can subscribe through an online automated process should you wish to do so at your discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with you.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies/people outside of What is your story? Ltd. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this Website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable.
Email marketing campaigns published by What is your story? Ltd may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity (this is not a comprehensive list).
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and to supply you with more relevant content based on your activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is not available, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will by detailed instead.
7. External Links
Although this Website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, you 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.
What is your story? Ltd cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked Website despite their best efforts. You can click on external links at your risk and What is your story? Ltd cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
8. Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this Website and What is your story? Ltd participates on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
You are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regards to your privacy and personal details. What is your story? Ltd will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact What is your story? Ltd through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This Website uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. You are advised before using such social sharing buttons that you do so at your discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
9. Shortened Links in Social Media
What is your story? Ltd through your social media platform, accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. Some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
You are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by What is your story? Ltd. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this Website and What is your story? Ltd cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Resources and Further Information
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- Guide to Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations