Who we are
The website address for this site is: http://www.gavinparsons.co.uk.
User policy and data protection
Your data is only collected and processed only when it is absolutely necessary to give you the best experience possible while navigating this website and interacting with this website.
Gavin Parsons hates spam as much as you do and promises not to bombard your inbox with unnecessary data. We will only use data to ensure we communicate in a way you expect.
Personal data used by this website will never be sold, rented or distributed to a third party unless it is absolutely necessary (to provide a print for example where your delivery details are required).
This website is designed and run to comply with the relevant legislation (national and international) with regards to data protection, cookie control and privacy. Compliance with the below pieces of legislation, means this website is likely to comply with other countries’ data protection and user privacy laws too. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country’s specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact us using the form on the contact page.
- UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
What data we collect and why
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
This site uses Google Analytics to track your interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using the site, to better understand how they find and use the web pages and to see their journey through the site in order to improvement the user experiences. Although Google Analytics stores data such as your device type, location, Internet browser and operating system, the information is insufficient identify you personally in any way. Google holds a record of your computer’s IP address which could be used to identify you to it, but it does not grant permission for this site to access this information.
This site is design on the popular WordPress system, which will also collect data on you. This data, again, cannot identify you to us and is used primarily to ensure WordPress is running correctly and smoothly and is also used to improve the software. As such, WordPress and third party widget developers may collect data similar to Google, but they do not share it with this website.
Contact form and email links
If you contact Gavin through either the webform on the contacts page, or an email link such as firstname.lastname@example.org at the very least your email address and name will be collected and stored to allow Gavin to respond to your request. None of the data you supply is passed to or processed by a third party. Contact emails are converted and sent to Gavin Parsons over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
The servers we use are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the data is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by a local computer and or mobile device.
However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you download any images from this website you are acting illegally unless you have the permission of the copyright holder to do so. Images on this site are embedded with data which allows us to track them and identify you. We take copyright infringement very seriously and will use any and all means to track illegally downloaded images including any digital fingerprints you leave behind.
If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Some of the videos embedded on this site come from other websites and behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website [namely Youtube, which is run by Google].