Last updated MAY 2021
Our core Beliefs User Regarding Privacy and Data Protection
User privacy and data protection are human rights
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 set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in the CONTACT US section below for clarification).
Collection of Your Information
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, that you voluntarily give to us [when you register with the Site ] or when you choose to participate in various services related to the site, such as newsletters. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our blog, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third party data processors detailed below. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website although if the supplied email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed.
Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either 1.) remove the comment or 2.) remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.]
Financial information is not taken directly on any webpage on this website.
Use of Your Information
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with an efficient customer experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about via the Site to:
How and for what length of time we will store your personal information
Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way. By registering or completing our enquiry form you choose to accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as set out in this notice.
We will keep your information only as long as necessary to facilitate your enquiry and provide you with information and services as necessary. If you make a purchase of our services we will keep your information as long as we are required to do so by the UK HMRC service for tax accounting. Your information will be stored on our secure servers.
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to [MailChimp/Other] 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. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. 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 one per month) newsletter-style emails from us.]
Disclosure of Your Information
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including customer services related to your service request.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.]
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
Automatic collection of information
As with all websites, automatic, anonymous records of which pages are viewed are maintained. The logging system will also collect various other non-personal data (such as operating system, browser or other access technology used, and screen resolution from each visitor's computer). The visitor's IP address will also be logged, but will not be used to personally identify any visitor.
This information will be aggregated together into anonymous statistical data only. The system will not collect any other data - and the data collated will remain Our property and will be used solely for the purpose of maintaining and improving the website.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
Security of Your Information
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorised parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
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.
Options Regarding Your Information
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by Contacting us using the contact information provided below.
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Nest + Kin
146 Uttoxeter Road
Stoke on Trent