OUR PRIVACY POLICY


The/This website - www.colincrampton.com
The user/s - all other parties (this means YOU).

This privacy policy talks about how user data is handled as and when the website is accessed. It outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and the website owner/s.

THE WEBSITE

The website and the owner/s (Barney Skinner & Peter Bartram) endeavor to take a proactive approach to user privacy and to ensure necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visit. The website complies to all current UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
SSL - Typically, websites employ SSL to secure an encrytped connection whilst users (Subscribed and Guest) shop via e-commerce and enter/process payment details. Additionally, internet forums and chat rooms may employ SSL to encrypt sesnitive user data such as login passowrds and user pofiles. Banks, schools, governments and private organisations (to name a few) generally choose to utilise SSL to add a layer of security to their user experience and underlaying sensitive data. This website does NOT use SSL encryption beacuse we do not believe our website currently requires such technology, that is to say we do not currently hold and/or transfer sensitive data to and from the website. This may change at any time.
GUEST & PERMANENT USERS - This website does NOT accept guest or permanent user subscription and therefore does not store any guest user login data such as guest user usernames or passwords. Please refer to EMAIL NEWSLETTER PROGRAM for specifics regarding 'opt-in' user data stored securely offsite for our opt-in newsletter program.

COOKIES

This website, based on the WordPress platform, does not nativly install cookies - either session or persistent - however a number of external modules installed to enhance the functionality of the website do use session cookies to log anonymous user data. The owner/s do this to ensure the user is not shown the same popups every time they visit the website, or to ensure page requests are valid and not sending users to bad pages. The owners feel this use of cookies offers a more secure user experience while visiting the website. This website complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.
Information the user provides includes, but is not limited to: ip address, time accessed, date accessed, length accessed, pages accessed, links clicked.

COMMUNICATIONS

Users contacting this website and/or its owner/s do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. The owner/s explicitly ask only for a user's email address and message content in the website's web-based contact form to limit the user data transmitted. The owner/s explicitly advise not to include any personal information in the website contact form. The owner/s take every care to protect what information the user does provide, and is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners do not archive your contact information and will not subscribe you to any mailing lists. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER PROGRAM

It is important to seperate The Website from the Email Newsletter Program. The Website and it's owners handle privacy as specified in all other sections, however the Email Newsletter Program, due to it's nature of tracking user metrics and storage of user email addresses, has been designed from the ground up by industry leading MailChimp to handle and store user data using enterprise level SSL encryption, database security and anti-vandal server technology.
This website operates a opt-in email newsletter program though www.MailChimp.com, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program via MailChimp. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owner/s may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity etc.
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
The owner of this website does not locally hold any subscriber data.

FACEBOOK PIXEL TECHNOLOGY

www.colincrampton.com uses Facebook Pixels for the explicit use of tracking MailChimp subscriber signup numbers from Facebook adverts running on the Facebook platform or their affiliates. Facebook’s Pixel metrics help the owners to understand what the users 'enjoy' to read about, and inturn allows the owners to target only those who are interested. Admittedly it can be hit and miss, but the owners belive this is the most efficent 'cold-call' data delivery sytem available at present. Any/all anonymous demographic user data captured by Facebook during this process is not the responsibility of the website owner/s. For more information regarding how Facebook use anonymous data please refer to https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

AMAZON AFFILIATES PROGRAM

When you click a UK Amazon link on this site, the owner/s are using an Amazon Affiliate link. This is a link that allows Amazon to pay the owner/s a small commission (between 4-8%) on any purchased items published by the owner/s on Amazon. For more information on Amazon’s Affiliate program please refer to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com.

EXTERNAL LINKING

All users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking on any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
The owner/s of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

ADVICE ON SHORTENED LINKS

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.