Privacy Notice


ANDREW RAJAN – WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE

1. USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

This user privacy and data protection policy ensures Andrew Rajan:

Complies with data protection law and follow good practice
Protects the rights of the public visiting our website
Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data
Protects itself from the risks of a data breach

2. RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international 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)

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation.

3. PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

3.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA 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.

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s Developer Guides. FYI our website uses the analytics.js implementation of GA. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

3.2 Contact forms and Email Links
We do not hold contact forms on this website, but should you contact us via 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.

3.3 Email newsletter
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to Mailchimp who provide us with email marketing services.

We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor. 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 MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. 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 MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately once a month) newsletter-style emails from us.

4. ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S SERVER

This website is hosted by United Hosting within a UK data centre located just outside London.

All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

5. OUR THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS

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 are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
Google
Mailchimp

6. BLOG – PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you submit a comment to a blog post published on this website some personal information will be stored within this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website. This data will be stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is build on (WordPress).

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. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

This privacy notice may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.