This website was designed and built by Simon Collins, a developer based in Manchester in the UK. In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Simon Collins. For more information, see Section 20.
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors.
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of website users.
The personal data that we collect
In this section we have set out the general categories of personal data that we process and, in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, information about the source and specific categories of that data.
We may process data enabling us to get in touch with you ("contact data"). The contact data includes your name and email address. The source of the contact data is entered by you when you complete the contact form on the website.
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("communication data") via the website Contact form.
We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address (using IP masking the full IP address is not stored), approximate geographical region, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics. Further information on this can be found below.
Purposes of processing and legal bases
In this Section, we have set out the purposes for which we may process personal data and the legal bases of the processing.
Contact Data and communications - We may process contact data and/or communication data for the purposes of communicating with you (excluding communicating for the purposes of direct marketing) by email, for example by responding to queries and requests sent via the website contact form. The website contact form is the only way that personal data is captured on the website. By submitting the contact form you consent to your personal data being stored for this purpose. We do not operate any email mailing lists so you will not receive any automated emails from us or any kind of unsolicited spam email.
Research and analysis - We may process usage data for the purposes of researching and analysing the use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring, supporting, improving and securing our website and services.
Legal compliance - We may also process your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with any legal obligations to which we are subject.
Providing your personal data to others
We do not disclose your personal data to any third party’s.
We may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
Retaining and deleting personal data
Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
Security of personal data
We will take appropriate technical precautions to secure your personal data and to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.
Data relating to your enquiries that is sent from your web browser to our web server, or from our web server to your web browser via the guitarscalewiz.com site, will be protected using encryption technology using the HTTPS protocol. A little padlock icon is displayed in the address bar of the browser if a website is using HTTPS.
Information on your principal rights under data protection law can be found in this link: GDPR Guidelines
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting us, using the contact details set out below.
Third party websites
Our website may include hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
In general we have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
The Cookies used on this site do not contain any information that personally identifies a user. The Google Analytics cookie sends IP address information however IP anonymization has been used so the final part of the users IP address is not stored by Google.
Cookies that we use
Description: this is a session cookie created by the website development framework and is used to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. Further details can be found in this link.
Cookies used by our service providers
To obtain information about the performance of the website such as visitor counts we use Google Analytics.
The relevant cookies are:
- Name: _ga
- Name: _gat_gtag_…..
- Name: _gid
Further information on these cookies can be found here
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. Please consult the help pages for your specific browser to find out more information on how to manage cookies including how to block them if required.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
This website is owned and operated by Simon Collins.
This website is not a commercial site and is not operated by a sole trader or limited company.
You can contact us:
- using our website contact form
- by email: email@example.com