Your-IT-Consultant (“we”) is committed to
protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our Website Usage Terms & Conditions sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed, stored and archived by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. Use of this website and/or entry of your data constitutes acceptance of this policy, however you can optionally opt-out of our Cookie use – see section 2-3.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Chris R Green, Freelance IT consultant trading as Your-IT-Consultant, 81 Monson Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2EX.
1. Information we may collect from you
1.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:
1.1.1 information that you provide by filling in forms on our website http://your-it-consultant.co.uk/ (our “site”). This includes information provided at the time of registering an account, purchasing products / services from us, registering for downloads / webinars, requesting further information or using our contact form. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site or the services you have purchased;
1.1.2 if you contact us; in writing, by electronic message (email / SMS) or another means we may keep a paper and/or electronic copy/record of that correspondence;
1.1.3 if you contact us verbally; by Phone, VOIP or another means we may record that conversation for training purposes and, if you are asking us to provide a service for you, for the purposes of proving your request (verbal purchase order / authorisation);
1.1.4 we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
1.1.5 details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment and administration of your orders; and
1.1.6 details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, website logs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access and use.
2.1 We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
2.2 For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
2.2.1 to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
2.2.2 to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
2.2.3 to speed up your searches; and
2.2.4 to recognise you when you return to our site
2.3 Cookie Law policy – Depending on what cookies are currently used by the website
Limited Cookie use policy acceptance
2.4 About Cookies – Cookies are small text files that store information on your computer, these are used by websites mainly to function, but also for other purposes. The legislation in place as of 25th of May 2012 makes opt-in for non-essential cookies a requirement, but the government has already backed off on issuing fines for now (2012/13) but this may change upon further clarification of the law and how it is to be implemented. For more information about cookies or the EU cookie law, please refer to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) website or their PDF download
2.5 Cookie Classification types
* used? – ‘YES’ indicates this type used in this website, ‘no’ indicates not used
2.6 Cookies used in this website
3. Where we store your personal data
3.2 Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
3.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. Specifically, your personal data will be stored in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
4. Uses made of the information
4.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:
4.1.1 to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
4.1.2 to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
4.1.3 to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
4.1.4 to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
4.1.5 to notify you about changes to our service.
4.2 If you have placed an order for our services, we will use the information we hold to send you our regular newsletter. This newsletter is our primary method of communicating with you and will inform you of changes to our site, notify you of planned outages and updates to our services, and keep you informed about our services generally. By placing an order for our services, you consent to us using the information we hold about you in this way.
4.3 If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
5. Confidentiality of your information
5.1 We may disclose your personal information to; any member of, or working for, or on behalf of – Your-IT-Consultant.
5.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
5.2.1 only in the in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or
5.2.3 for the purposes of credit control and collection of overdue payments.
6. Disclosure of your information
6.1 Your personal details will never be passed onto to any third party, with the exception of points contained in section 5 above.
6.2 An aggregate/summary (depersonalised) of any data, supplied by any means, may be used / sold or published in any way, this will NOT contain identifiable personal information about you.
6.3 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Chris R Green, Freelance IT consultant trading as Your-IT-Consultant, 81 Monson Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2EX.
6.4 Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
7. Access to information
7.1 The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
7.2 Applications must with £10 payment and be in writing, on headed paper (or for personal requests other proof of name / address will be required) to Chris R Green, IT consultant, Your-IT-Consultant, 81 Monson Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2EX.
9.2 You many also use the website contact form http://your-it-consultant.co.uk/contact/.
9.3 or email directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
9.4 or via one of the social media / contact icons shown at the top and bottom of each page.
Related link: Website Usage Terms & Conditions