Personal data is information that can identify a living individual from the information we hold on them. This includes their name, address and contact details and may include individual’s IP addresses and online identifiers. This is data which identifies an individual, event without a name associated with it, where it is processed to learn or record something about that individual. Data may ‘relate to’ an individual in several different ways, such as:
Information processed or held in electronic form – on a computer;
Information processed in a non-automated manner – paper records held in a filing system; and
Information that forms part of any accessible record – certain health records, educational records etc.
Under GDPR, you are entitled to various rights in relation to your personal data that we may hold about which include:
The right to be informed: By providing you with this privacy note, we commit to and emphasise the need for transparency over how personal data is used.
The right of access: You will have the right to obtain confirmation that your data is being processed, access to your personal data, and other supplementary information.
The right to rectification: You are entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to erasure: The right to erasure enables you to request the deletion or removal of personal data when there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.
The right to restrict processing: When processing is restricted, it is permitted to store personal data, but not to further process it.
The right to data portability: The right to data portability allows you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services.
The right to object: You have the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority, direct marketing, or for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
The right not to be subject to automated decision-making, including profiling: The GDPR provides safeguards for individuals against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention.
We may collect specific types of information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.
If you have any concerns or complaints as to how we have handled Your Personal Data you may lodge a complaint with the UK’s data protection regulator, the ICO, who can be contacted through their website at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/.