1.0 USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
- User privacy and data protection are human rights
- We have a duty of care to the people within our data
- Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
- We loathe spam as much as you do!
- We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
2.0 RELEVANT LEGISLATION
Along with our internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
This web site’s compliance with the above legislation, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by other countries and territories that may use this site.
By being compliant with the above legislation, we understand that this site complies with similar legislation covering users in Australia and the United States of America.
3.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see Section 6 below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website. You can change your web browser’s settings to reflect your cookie preferences. Each browser is a little different, but usually these settings are under the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu. The links below provide information about cookie settings for the browsers supported by this web site:
In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect* information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it. However, this site does NOT collect data from 3rd Party providers, apart from GA.
3.2 Our blog
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 user 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 decide to either:
1.) remove the comment
2.) remove the blog post.
Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please contact us 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.
3.2.1 Our Forum
The Forum on this web site is for Members who have registered to use the forum and allows those members to post information relating to their professional and personal activities associated with The Arts. The Forum has categories that allow the posting of artist, event and other recording information plus sales of personal items and tickets. We do not encourage members who advertise using our Forum, to provide direct contact details, but rather direct enquirers to either reply to the post within the Forum, or follow links to the posters’ own web site.
We consider our Posters to be Advertisers, and once visitors follow a link in the Forum Post, they should be aware that they are then on the web site of a third party, and they should look for that site’s compliance information before deciding to proceed or not.
This web site does not actively collect data from posters on the Forum, but GA may collect it on our behalf, as described above. See 3.1
3.3 Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact LAAMB or an email link to lamb.co.uk, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in Section 6. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
4.0 HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
As detailed in Section 3.2 above, if you submit a comment to a blog post published on this website some personal information will be stored within this website’s database. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is built on (WordPress). In the near future we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.
Pseudonymisation is a recent requirement of the GDPR which many web application developers are currently working to fully implement. We are committed to keeping it as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.
4.1 OPTING IN/OUT AND REMOVAL OF DATA
As stated, the only data we hold is related to the site Blog, Forum and Mailing List (The Mailing List is ascribed from the Forum). You can unsubscribe from either, and prior to the implementation of GDPR, emails will be sent to registered Members to OPT IN/OPT OUT of the listing for one or the other, or both.
The Personal Data relating to the Forum and Mailing List are held in a file within this web site’s Administration pages on the WordPress platform. This data incorporates the following:
- The User Name with which Members registered on the Forum
- The email address which Members used to register on the Forum
Should Members decide NOT to remain a member of the Forum, they should advise the administrator either by email or by use of the contact form in the main menu.
Members are assured that their personal data, relating to the Blog, Forum and/or the Mailing list, will be removed upon request.
5.0 ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S SERVER
This website is hosted by Free Virtual Servers within a UK data centre located in Bournmouth.
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
6.0 THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in Section 2. These third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
We have links to Third Parties for the purposes of advertising products and services via this web site. Many of these are Affiliate Agreements, and Users should seek out the Policy/Compliance of those sites if they are unsure whether to proceed.
These sites are sites to which THIS web site is an approved affiliate:
7.0 DATA BREACHES
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.
9.0 Change log
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