The TL:DR of the GDPR:

 

The information I ask clients to give me is securely stored on password and firewall protected devices. This information is necessary for me to carry out your services and also for the responsible running and reporting of my own business. Clients may request the deletion or alteration of any or all of their information at any time, however deletion will result in the termination of my services as I cannot perform those services without that information. Those of you who sign up to comment on The Blog: This is to prevent spamming and is part of the responsible running of my business. Your information is not used in any other way, and you are free to request deletion at any time by emailing me.

 

The LONG bit:

Privacy Policy Notice

 

The policy: This privacy policy notice is for this website; www.MultiCatTrading.com and served by Multi Cat Trading, 57 Easter Road, Kinloss, IV36 3FG; and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

 

Policy key definitions:

 

  • "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the businesses, Cat of all Trades, and KDS: Cato's Art & Design, both part of Multi Cat Trading.

  • "you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.

  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.

  • ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.

  • Cookies mean small files stored on a user’s computer or device.

 

Processing of your personal data

 

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

 

  • We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because the only processing carried out is for core business purposes.

 

Lawful basis: Consent

The reason we use this basis: Website privilege (commenting on The Blog).

We process your information in the following ways: Your information is collected, stored and organised so that you are able to log in to the website in order to like or comment on posts on The Blog.

Data retention period: We shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms.

Sharing your information: Your information is stored within our EMS (Wix) and is subject to their Privacy Policy.

 

Lawful basis: Contract

The reason we use this basis: Your information needs to be collected and processed in order to fulfil a contractual obligation, or as a precursor to entering into a contract.

We process your information in the following ways: Your information is collected, stored and organised so that the correct service can be provided at the correct time, and to ensure you are invoiced for the correct amount (where applicable).

Data retention period: We shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms. The law requires that information related to the running of the business is securely stored for a period of 6 years.

Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.

 

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

 

Your individual rights

 

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in detail here;

 

  • the right to be informed;

  • the right of access;

  • the right to rectification;

  • the right to erasure;

  • the right to restrict processing;

  • the right to data portability;

  • the right to object; and

  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

 

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

 

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

 

Internet cookies

 

Our website is built using Wix. Wix use cookies to provide you with a better user experience. This is done by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of our website.

 

The cookie control system allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

 

Cookies that we use are:

Data security and protection

 

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

 

Transparent Privacy Explanations

 

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

 

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

 

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partners; Google Adsense, eBay Partner Network, Amazon Affiliates, or are self-served through our own means. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However, we do not control the actual adverts seen / displayed by our advertising partners. Our ad partners may collect data and use cookies for ad personalisation and measurement. Where ad preferences are requested as 'non-personalised' cookies may still be used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

 

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; [URL] or as a titled text link like this: [www.MultiCatTrading.com], and will be clearly indicated as sponsored/affiliate content.

 

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases, we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

 

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

 

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

 

Email marketing messages & subscription

 

***We are no longer operating an email marketing or subscription service. Your data will be deleted 7 days after the last email you receive from us, per instruction from MailChimp.***

 

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your personal data" above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

 

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations, will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

 

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences, you can also unsubscribe from all MailChimp lists, by following this link, or the link at the bottom of your emails, otherwise contact the EMS provider.

 

Our EMS provider is MailChimp. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;

  • Email address

  • IP address

  • Subscription time & date

  • Browser ID

  • …and other information about your system and connection. (see here for more details)

 

Resources & further information

 

 

 

Privacy Notice Policy Base: v.4.0 May 2018 - Made available without liability by Jamie King, Website management services.

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