GDPR Privacy & Compliance Policy
1. Privacy and data protection
Data should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary.
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We never sell, rent, distribute or make your personal information public in any other way.
2. Relevant legislation
In addition to our company's business and internal IT systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international data protection and privacy laws:
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
3. Personal information collected by this website and why we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Traffic tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people who use our website, to better understand how they find and use our websites, and to see their route through the site.
Although GA records data such as your geographic location, device, web browser, and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you. GA also records the IP address of your computer, which could be used for your personal identification, but Google does not give us access to it. We believe that Google is performing the processing.
Disabling cookies in your web browser will prevent GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages on this website.
3.2 Contact forms and email links
In case you choose to contact us using the contact form on the Contact Us page or any other internal contact form on our services pages, none of the data you provide will be transferred/processed by anyone performing the processing as defined in section 6.0. Instead, the data will be entered in an e-mail message and sent to us through the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL), meaning that e-mail content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent over the internet. E-mail content is decrypted by local computers and devices.
4. How we store your personal information
As detailed in section 3 above, if you submit a message to our contact forms some personal information will be stored in the database of this website. This data is currently stored in a recognizable manner, a limitation of the content management system on which this site is based (Joomla). In the near future we will seek to change the storage of this data using pseudonymization, which means that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored "key" before it can be used to locate a person.
Pseudonymization is a recent GDPR requirement that many web application developers are currently working on fully implementing. We are committed to keeping it a high priority and will implement it on this site as soon as we can.
5. Processors with whom we work
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully selected and all of them comply with the legislation set out in Section 2.0. 2 of these third parties are established in the USA and comply with the EU-US Privacy Insurance.
6. Data breaches
We will report any illegal database breach of this website or the database of each third-party processing data within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in identifiable data has been stolen.