Background:

GrahamForrest.com understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. I respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, https://grahamforrest.com (“My Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with my obligations and your rights under the law.

1. Definitions & Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

  • Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of My Site;
  • Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by My Site when you visit certain parts of My Site and/or when you use certain features of My Site. Details of the Cookies used by My Site are set out in Part 14, below; and
  • Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;

2. Information About Me

GrahamForrest.com is owned and operated by Graham Forrest, a Sole Trader in England, United Kingdom.

Data Protection Officer: Graham Forrest

You can contact me using the details below in Part 15.

3. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of My Site. My Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that I have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and I advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4. What Is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

5. What Are Your Rights?

Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the following rights, which I will always work to uphold:

  1. The right to be informed about my collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact me to find out more or to ask any questions using the details below in Part 15.
  2. The right to access the personal data I hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
  3. The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by me is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact me using the using the details below in Part 15 to find out more.
  4. The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask me to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that I hold. Please contact me using the using the details below in Part 15 to find out more.
  5. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
  6. The right to object to me using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
  7. The right to withdraw consent. This means that, if I am relying on your consent as the legal basis for using your personal data, you are free to withdraw that consent at any time.
  8. The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to me directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask me for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
  9. Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. I do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about my use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact me using the using the details below in Part 15.

It is important that your personal data is kept accurate and up-to-date. If any of the personal data I hold about you changes, please keep me informed as long as I have that data.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about my use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. I would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns myself, however, so please contact me first using the using the details below in Part 15.

6. What Data Do I Collect?

Depending upon your use of My Site, I may collect and hold some or all of the personal and non-personal data set out below. Please also see the Cookie Policy page for more information about my use of Cookies.

Usage Data: I may process data about your use of my website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent or my legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

Account Data: I may process your information (“account data“), if you have an account on this website. The account data may include your name, telephone, address and email address. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating my website, providing my services, ensuring the security of my website and services, maintaining back-ups of my databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent or my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business and possibly the performance of a contract between you and me and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Profile Data: I may process your information included in your personal profile on my website (“profile data“). The profile data may include your name and email address, along with any other such information as you may choose to provide. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent or my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business OR the performance of a contract between you and me and/or taking steps, at you request, to enter into such a contract.

Publication Data: I may process information that you post for publication on my website or through my services (“publication data“). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering my website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent or my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business or the performance of a contract between you and me and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Correspondence Data: I may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to me (“correspondence data“). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. My website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business and communications with users.

Notification Data: I may process information that you provide to me for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data“). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent or the performance of a contract between you and me and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Service Data: I may process your personal data that is provided in the course of the use of our services (“service data“). The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating my website, providing my services, ensuring the security of my website and services, maintaining back-ups of my databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent or my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business or the performance of a contract between you and me and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

I may also process your personal data for reasons not listed above, but for which there is a legal basis; consent or my legitimate interests or legal reasons, namely the proper administration of my website and business or the performance of a contract between you and me and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

7. How Do I Use Your Personal Data?

With your permission and where permitted by law, I may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information, news, and offers on my products .

You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. I will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with my obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

I will always obtain your express opt-in consent before sharing your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes and you will be able to opt-out at any time.

Third Parties (including Google, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook) whose content appears on My Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed on the Cookie Policy page. Please refer to the Cookie Policy page for more information on controlling cookies. Please note that I do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and I advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.

I will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected unless I reasonably believe that another purpose is compatible with that or those original purpose(s) and need to use your personal data for that purpose. If I do use your personal data in this way and you wish me to explain how the new purpose is compatible with the original, please contact me using the details below in Part 15.

If I need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, I will inform you and explain the legal basis which allows me to do so.

In some circumstances, where permitted or required by law, I may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent. This will only be done within the bounds of the Data Protection Legislation and your legal rights.

8. How Long Do I Keep Your Personal Data?

I will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.

9. Where Do I Store Your Personal Data?

I will only store or transfer your personal data within the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the Data Protection Legislation.

10. Do I Share Your Personal Data?

I will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to the following exceptions.

If I sell, transfer, or merge parts of my business or assets, your personal data may be transferred to a third party. Any new owner of my business may continue to use your personal data in the same way(s) that I have used it, as specified in this Privacy Policy.

In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

11. How Can You Control Your Personal Data?

In addition to your rights under the Data Protection Legislation, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via My Site, you may be given options to restrict my use of your personal data. In particular, I aim to give you the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from me which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in my emails at the point of providing your details.

12. Can You Withhold Information?

You may access certain areas of My Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on My Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
You may restrict my use of Cookies. For more information, see the Cookie Policy page.

13. How Can You Access Your Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data I have about you, you can ask me for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “Subject Access Request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent using the details below in Part 15.

There is not normally any charge for a Subject Access Request. However, if your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee of £10 Sterling may be charged to cover my administrative costs in responding.

I will respond to your subject access request as soon as possible, and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, I aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date I receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of my progress.

14. How Do I Use Cookies?

For all information regarding my use of Cookies, see the Cookie Policy page.

15. How Do You Contact Me?

To contact me about anything to do with this site, your personal data and data protection, or to make a subject access request, please use the form on the Contact Me page.

16. Changes To This Privacy Policy

I may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if I change my business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Any changes will be immediately posted on My Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of My Site following the alterations. I recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 16th August 2020.