I collect personal data when you give me your email address, and7or phone number, or sign up to my email list through one of my 'sign up to hear more' forms, either on this website or on paper. This personal data consists of: email address, name, and, optionally, location and phone number.
I may also ask you to opt in to stay in touch when you provide data such as name and email address for the purpose of registering for a public event we hold. Providing such data is always optional. When you pay and invoice or make a donation, you may decide to opt in to sharing your contact information with me as part of the donation process (see below).
The lawful basis on which we collect data under GDPR is for the legitimate interest of communicating with you as my client and for direct marketing. The term 'direct marketing' is interpreted broadly by the authorities to include my purposes as an trading company, namely media production and consultancy. You can opt out and unsubscribe at any time using the link in the footer of the email.
Children should not provide personal data without the consent of an adult.
The data collected is used for the purpose of informing you by email about my events and offers.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who I share your data with
I do not share your personal data with any third parties.
My email list is stored in my Google Mail for business account and by email service provider Mailchimp, and I use their software to send emails to my mailing list. Google's and Mailchimp’s data centres are US-based. It is certified with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and compliant with GDPR. I maintain a data processing addendum agreement with both Google Mail and Mailchimp.
When you register for an event I hold you will be asked to provide personal data to our events service provider Eventbrite, for the purpose of us administering the event. Eventbrite’s data centres are US-based. It is certified with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and compliant with GDPR.
If you pay and invoice or make a donation then you may provide personal data, including payment card data, directly to our payment processor Paypal for the purpose of making that payment. This involves setting up a stand-alone Paypal account where Paypal is the data controller. I do not collect or store sensitive payment data. Paypal may share your contact details with us if you opt in when they ask.
How long I retain your data
I retain mailing list data for as long as you remain my client or a member of my mailing list. You can unsubscribe from my mailing list at any time using the link in the footer of the email.
Event attendee data will be deleted within one month of the relevant event unless you opt in to allow us to retain it.
Donation data will be retained for the purposes of compliance with electoral law, until I believe enough time has elapsed that the donation can be deemed legally compliant.
What rights you have over your data
If you have provided me with personal data, you can request to receive a file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you.
You have the right to request rectification of any mistake in your personal data, and the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data.
To exercise any of these rights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How I protect your data
I have taken standard security measures to protect the data I store, including strong passwords, and two-factor authentication where relevant. The data is only processed by myself.
To contact me about your privacy, please email email@example.com
You have the right to lodge a complaint about us with the supervisory authority, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO can be contacted at www.ico.org.uk or by phone on (+44) 0303 123 1113.