The Data Controller is Anthony Arblaster. You can contact me using any contact details you hold for me, or using the contact form below.
This policy was last updated on Saturday, 23 February 2019.
Data I Collect
I collect names, email addresses, phone numbers and postal addresses.
What I Use Your Data For
Your data is used to allow me to perform work for you and communicate with you and others about that work.
The lawful basis of the data collection is the contract or contracts I have with you, or the work I need to do to prepare any quotes or estimates.
I also collect information to comply with my responsibilities to HMRC and as part of legitimate interests I have in marketing my work and allowing projects to run smoothly.
I only use and collect postal addresses for invoicing, contracting and preparing estimates.
Who I Share Your Data With
I share your data with other organisations as a direct part of providing you with my services. I don't use your contact information for marketing or share it with other third parties without asking.
Some of the organisations I share your data with include Google, FreeAgent, Dropbox, Backblaze, Apple, Squarespace and my accountant. Some of these organisations are based outside the EU. These companies have customers in the UK and are subject to the same data protection laws as me. You can read more here.
Sometimes I might need to provide your information to a third party as required by UK law, or if I change a service provider.
I may ask you for your consent to recommend you for work to a third party. I will explicitly ask for your consent before providing your contact details and you can choose what I provide. I will never provide your data without asking.
Public Sharing of Your Name
I may share your name publicly on my website to credit your work on a project. I will never share any information other than your name. This information is collected and shared as part of my legitimate interest to market my work and credit you for yours.
If you don’t wish me to use your name to credit your work, you may object to my legitimate interests by contacting me.
Personal Data from Third Parties
If your data comes from a third party it would be from a producer or production team. I do not collect or keep data that is not needed for the project in question. I have a legitimate interest in using this information to contact you about the project so that we can both work more efficiently.
How Long I Keep Your Data
Data is retained for the length of the project, 5 years from the last contact we’ve had or as long as required to maintain business records.
You have the right to:
– Be informed about how I use your data
– Have access to your data
– Correct information I hold about you
– Ask for information I hold about you to be deleted or it’s use to be limited. I can’t delete your information if keeping it is required under UK law (ie keeping business records for HMRC).
Security of your information is important. I do what I can to secure your information. Some services (like email) are not secure once they have left my computer. However, I do what I can to improve the security of your data. I use the following:
– A VPN to encrypt traffic on public or shared WIFI connections
– Encrypted Drives
– Remote wiping of portable devices if lost
– Strong passwords and factor-two authentication wherever possible.
Web Tracking and Cookies
This website is delivered by Squarespace and uses their cookies. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser settings. The cookies allow the website to run better and let me know how many people visit the website and which pages they go to. I don’t provide this information to anyone else, and no advertising services place cookies in your browser.
Squarespace also records your IP address for the purpose of website analytics. I view this information as part of maintaining my website. It is not collated with other information I may hold about you nor shared with anyone else.
Squarespace’s cookies are not placed on your browser until you select OK on the cookie banner. One option to limit cookies is simply to not select OK. If you decide to accept cookies you will not be prompted again for 30 days, or until you clear cookies from your browser.
If you would like more information, a copy of this policy, an archived copy or would like to change data I hold about you please contact me.
You can get more information about data privacy from the UK Information Commissioner at www.ico.org.uk.