The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now require a clear and unambiguous statement, by companies and other organizations, about how personal data is collected, stored and processed. The new rules go beyond the previous laws on Data Protection and are designed to give greater protection and rights to EU citizens. To adhere to the new regulations Buddy Websites provides its customers with the following statement on privacy of Personal Data.
Identity of the Data Controller
The ultimate responsibility for the privacy of our customers Personal Data lies with the identified Data Controller. The Data Controller is the legal entity representing the organization which in the case of Buddy Websites is Mark Baker, who can be contacted on the following email address;
or at 23 Stirlings Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire. OX12 7BB
Personal Data Collected and Retained
When a person or organisation contacts or becomes a customer of Buddy Websites, either online or by telephone, Personal Data about the applicant is requested and used for communication, marketing and administration of their account. The data held consists of the following:
Customers and contacts have the right to know what personal data is being stored and to ask for any errors in their personal data to be corrected. They have a right to ask for data to be erased and for references to them to be forgotten. They may ask for certain aspects of Buddy Websites processing to not be applicable to their personal data. Members may ask for copies of their data to be provided to them in electronic form.
Those customers wishing to exercise any of the above rights should in the first instance write or speak with the Data Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer of Personal Data To Third Parties
For the purposes of day to day administration and marketing activities of the business, Buddy Websites use third party organisations. These are Kashflow for Business Accounting and Mailchimp for email marketing. We also use the web-hosting company Fasthosts. Fasthosts provides secure servers to host customer websites.
Each third party has their own Privacy Statement available on their respective website.
Cookies And Links To Other Websites
The Buddy Websites, website can use simple cookies; small files of text, placed on the visitors computer to enhance the experience and functionality of a return visit to the website. The user/visitor is able to control which cookies are acceptable via the settings in the users browser. Simple cookies are transient files usually deleted by the browser at the end of a session. Some cookies are persistent and are stored in the user browser and are available to the website when the user visits subsequently.