We understand that your privacy is important and we are committed to respecting your privacy. This notice is to explain how we may use personal information we collect before, during and after your communication with us. This notice explains how we comply with the law on data protection, what your rights are and for the purposes of data protection we will be the controller of any of your personal information.
Accessing the Website
With the exception of the contact form, this website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user’s IP address (Internet Protocol: standard allowing data to be transmitted between two devices) which is automatically recognised by the web server.
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive and do not expire at the end of your session. The cookies we use will be listed on our cookie disclaimer as you enter the website www.joshvallance.com. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies using our opt in or out options.
Email contact form
The email contact form requires you to provide your contact details: by means of your name and email address. These details will be forwarded to Josh Vallance by plain text email for the sole purpose of answering your enquiry.
Your details will not be shared with any third party and we will not use this information to contact you without your consent.
Privacy information summary
We take our obligations under privacy and data protection law very seriously. We have a professional obligation to keep your information confidential and we apply appropriate measures to protect it at all times.
2.What is personal information?
When we refer to personal information we mean any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. Under data protection legislation it is known as personal data.
3.Why we collect personal information
You may give us personal information about yourself, or other individuals to help us provide further details about what we do.
If you provide us with information, including personal information about a third party you are responsible for ensuring that you have any necessary permission or authority to do so and comply with relevant law, including data protection law.
We ask for information such as names and contact details so that we can communicate with you.
We will use this to monitor and improve our services, to help us manage our products and services whilst also to inform you of relevant services and events if you are subscribed to these services.
4.Why we are allowed to collect and process personal information
You may give us personal information about yourself, or other individuals involved in or relating to your matter, to help us provide you with the products and services you have asked us for.
Under data protection law, we can only use your personal information if we have a legal justification for doing so. We will use personal information for one or more of these legal justifications:
- to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
- for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract; or
- with consent from the relevant individual.
5. Other information about your personal information
We only keep your personal information for as long as is necessary to carry out our services for your ongoing requirements.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us or email us.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
6. Your rights and how to contact us or complain
You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:
- The right to ask what personal information we hold about you at any time, free of charge;
- The right to ask us to update and correct any out of date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you, free of charge;
- The right to ask us to delete and destroy any personal information where our continued retention of that data is causing damage or distress;
- The right to opt out of any marketing communications that you may have subscribed to. If you do not want to be contacted in this way please inform Josh Vallance by contacting us.