I am committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains when and why I collect personal information about people who visit my website, how I use it, the conditions under which I may disclose it to others and how I keep it secure. It applies to information I collect about:
- Visitor’s to my website; and
- Complainants and other individuals in relation to an inquiry.
I may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using my website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.
Any questions regarding this policy and my privacy practices should be sent to the contact information provided at the end of this policy.
Please be aware that, in all circumstance, I will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent. The personal information that I hold will be held securely in password-protected files. If I intend to transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic Area) I will always obtain your consent first.
Visitors to my website
When someone visits www.whiteart.net I use a third-party service, such as Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow third-parties to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website. If I do want to collect personally identifiable information through my website, I will be upfront about this. I will make it clear when I collect personal information and will explain what I intend to do with it.
People who email me
Any email sent to me, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by me for reasons of security and for monitoring compliance. Email monitoring or blocking software may also be used. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to me is within the bounds of the law.
People who make a complaint or enquiry
When I receive a complaint from a person, I make up a file containing the details of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the complainant and any other individuals involved in the complaint.
I will only use the personal information I collect to process the complaint. Any personal information contained in complaint files will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the ‘need to know’ principle.
Similarly, where inquiries are submitted to me we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the inquiry and any subsequent issues.
How you can access and update your information
I try to be as open as I can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. If I do hold information about you I will:
give you a description of it;
tell you why I am holding it;
tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
To make a request for any personal information I may hold, you need to put the request in writing and email it to me at the email address provided below.
If you agree, I will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
If I do hold information about you, you can ask me to correct, update, amend, or remove it by, once again, contacting me.
Who has access to your information?
I will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
I will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
In many circumstances, I will not disclose personal data without consent. However, when I investigate a complaint, for example, I will need to share personal information with the organisation or individual concerned and with other relevant bodies. However, there are circumstances where I can pass on personal data without consent, for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymous statistics.
My policy towards children
My services are not directed to individuals under 13. I do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If I become aware that a child under 13 has provided me with Personal Information, I will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided me with Personal Information, please contact us me.
Data storage, transfer and security
I take security seriously. I take various steps to protect the information you provide to me from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access or disclosure. These steps take into account the sensitivity of the information I collect, process and store, and the current state of technology.
I host data with hosting service providers within the EEA. The servers on which Personal Information is stored are kept in a controlled environment. While I take reasonable efforts to guard your Personal Information, no security system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, I cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on my systems or otherwise in my care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. In addition, I cannot guarantee that any incidentally-collected Personal Information you choose to store on my Websites are maintained at levels of protection to meet specific needs or obligations you may have relating to that information.
Links to other websites
Complaints or queries
I try to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, I take any complaints I receive about this very seriously. I encourage people to bring it to my attention if they think that my collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. I would also welcome any suggestions for improving my procedures.
This privacy notice has been created with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of my collection and use of personal information. However, I am happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.