1. Our core values regarding user privacy and data protection
- User privacy and data protection are human rights
- We have a duty of care to the people whose data we hold
- Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
- We will never sell, rent, share or make public your personal information
- We hate spam as much as you do!
2. Legal Obligations
This website, as well as our business and internal computer systems, is designed to comply with the following 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)
Our website’s compliance with the above stringent legislation, means that this site is likely also compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (Gayle Simmonds) for clarification.
3. Personal information this website collects and the reasons we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information purely for site visitation tracking. As with most websites, ours uses Google Analytics to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of visitors to our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages, and to see their journey through the website.
Although Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 5 below).
In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collects information which is held in the public domain, attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it. The information is supplied to us from Whoisvisiting.com. Whoisvisiting.com is a service offered by Whoisdata Limited.
The Whoisvisiting system does not use your IP address to identify you, the individual, in any way. No cookies are used by the Whoisvisiting system. The Whoisvisiting system will only lookup information when a static IP address is being used. Differences between a static and dynamic IP address.
More information about how Whoisvisiting uses IP addresses.
3a. Our blog
We do not permit users to add comments to any posts that we have published on our blog, therefore no data is collected or stored via this method.
3b. Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact Us page, or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 5. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS sometimes known as SSL meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
3c. Email Sign Up
If you sign up to our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to Campaign Monitor who provide us with email marketing services. We consider Campaign Monitor to be a third party data processor (see section 5 below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within Campaign Monitor’s database for as long as we continue to use Campaign Monitor’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the Campaign Monitor database, you will receive periodic emails from us informing you of our services, news, changes to our policies and Christmas greetings (approximately 4 times per year).
4. About our server
This website is hosted by Kualo within a UK data centre.
Some of the data centre’s more notable security features are as follows:
A range of technologies are employed that help keep Kualo’s servers exceptionally stable. Accounts are isolated with a caged file system that prevents privilege escalation and information disclosure attacks. Multiple firewall layers featuring machine learning and collective intelligence keeps bots and hackers at bay. Vulnerabilities are automatically patched in a wide range of web applications and quarantine known malware, keeping sites and visitors safe.
BitNinja protects the servers from a wide range of attacks. BitNinja uses collective intelligence and machine learning to identify and block threats from millions of ‘bad networks’ which are seeking to hack servers and websites.
Other security features include:
- Ddos Guardian
WordPress and all third party plugins and software applications used in our website are regularly updated to the latest versions, to protect against malware and security breaches.
5. Third party data processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf and to add additional levels of security. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2. These third parties are based in the USA and Australia, and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
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7. 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.
8. Data Controller
The data controller of this website is: Accent ADC Limited, trading as Accent Creative, a UK Private limited Company with company number: 2065083
Our registered office is:
8 Christina Street
9. Data Protection Officer
Mrs Gayle Morgan
Telephone: 01792 774939
Email: [email protected]