Richard Selbourne

Privacy Policy
The privacy policy covers user privacy. It outlines my compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). The policy explains areas of the website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how I process, collect, manage and store details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are carefully safeguarded. It also explains the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Yawn! Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website to help you understand how I, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device. Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Use of Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve the visitor experience. As required by law, where relevant, this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the visitor to give or deny permission or to use or save cookies on their device. Cookies are small files saved to the users computer hard drive that track, save and store information about their interactions and usage of my website. This allows my website, through its server to provide visitors with a tailored experience. Visitors are advised that if they want to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if it is available on their first visit. 

Website Visitor Tracking
My website uses tracking software to monitor visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive to track and monitor your usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. I’m not a stalker, after all! 

Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been taken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, visitors are advised to verify their authenticity with the help of third party anti-virus software or similar applications. I donu2019t accept responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity with the help of third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact & Communication With me
Users contacting me through this website do so at their own discretion and provide personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until it is no longer required. Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you information through a mailing list system. This is done in a way that complies with the regulations outlined in “The policy” above. 

Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages
Still there? Well done! I operate an email mailing list program to inform subscribers about products, services and news that I publish. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in “The policy” above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time using an automated online service or, if not available, other means detailed in the footer of the marketing messages sent. The content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it contains third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription. Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons, tracked clickable links or similar technologies to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data to do with engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data. My EMS (email marketing service) provider is Campaign Monitor. 

External Website Links & Third Parties
Although I only aim to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to be cautious before clicking any external web links mentioned on this website. URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators). This technique is often used in social media (example: Users must be careful before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding. I cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite my best efforts. So, users should note they click on external links at their own risk and I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. 

Social Media Policy & Usage
I adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure my business and staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with, such profiles. I will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with me or my staff on social media. There may be times where my website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.