Privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how I, Greg Sandford, will protect the data that you provide when you use this website. It also includes information about how I will protect other data that I collect in the course of my work.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version will always be published on this page.

This privacy policy was last updated on: 1 October 2018

If you have any questions about this policy or your data, please get in touch.

The website data I gather

I gather and use certain information from my web visitors in order to better understand how they use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them as well as improving my service overall. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. This happens in three ways:

  1. Communicating your Personal Information

This is when you sign up for a newsletter I manage or ask me to get in touch with you. Personally identifiable information for such communications may include, but is not limited to your name, e-mail and phone number. Any information received in this way will not be passed to third parties.

  1. Log Data

Like most site operators, I collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit my site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of my site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, I use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse this data in order to improve the content of my site and to make it more relevant and helpful to my visitors. If you wish to opt out of this for my site and others using Google Analytics you can do so online.

  1. Cookies

Like many sites, I use “cookies” to collect information.

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables my website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website. Cookies do not provide me with access to your computer or any information about you other than that which you have shared with me.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Whilst I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links

My website may contain links to other websites. Please note that I have no control of websites outside this domain. If you provide information to a website to which I link, I are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If I make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, I will place a notice on my website. Your continued use of the site after I post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Other data

Please note, from time to time it may be necessary for me to collect other, non-digital data from you. For example, I may collect attendance data from participants at events that I have been asked to run and/or speak at.

This data may include information such as your name, email address and the nature of your business/work. This data will only ever be shared with the event’s sponsor/organiser – for example, a university – and this will be clear at the point that you are asked to provide your information.

You will never be added to a mailing list that I run without your express permission. If you are on an existing list, it will always be clear how you can unsubscribe (normally using the link at the bottom of each email).

Where this data is stored digitally by me, it will be saved securely using a cloud-based service protected by 2-factor authentication. These servers may be based outside of the European Economic Area. Data of this kind stored by me will be reviewed regularly. Please contact the sponsoring/partner organisation if you have a question about how they have stored or used your data.