I will only ever collect and use your data in ways I describe within this policy.
This will always be consistent with your rights and my responsibilities within the law.
Within this policy, I will explain what I do with your data, which relates to your use of my site https://SarahBethBlogs.co.uk.
Sarah, Sarah Beth, and Sarah Beth Lillico will be referred to as (“I”, “me” or “my”) and SarahBethBlogs.co.uk will be referred to as (“my site”, “site”, “website” or “blog”).
Please do read the policy and reread it regularly to stay up to date with any changes.
INFORMATION ABOUT SARAHBETHBLOGS.CO.UK
The business contact details and the details for the data protection officer (DPO) are one and the same.
Business Address and DPO Address are:
22 Stanmore Avenue
PERSONAL DATA EXPLAINED
Personal data is any data that can identify you.
This could be obvious things such as your name and/or contact details but they can also be less obvious things such as online identifiers and IP addresses to name a couple.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER GDPR?
The GDPR lays out 8 specific points in relation to your rights, which I will always adhere too.
- The Right to be Informed – Organisations need to tell individuals what data is being collected, how it’s being used, how long it will be kept and whether it will be shared with any third parties.
- The Right of Access – You can at any point submit a subject access request. Which is you asking me to provide all the personal data I have about you stored. I have 1 month to reply to you. This time limit can be increased if the requests are manifestly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.
- The Right to Rectification – If you discover any information I hold about you is incorrect you can request it is updated. Like the right of access, I have one month to comply and the same exceptions apply.
- The Right to Erasure – You also have the right to request any data I hold about you can be erased in full. This is also known as The Right to be forgotten.
- The Right to Restrict Processing – You can request I limit the use of your data.
- The Right to Data Portability – You are permitted to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. This right only applies to personal data that you have provided to me by way of a contract or consent. Which I explain further down.
- The Right to Object – You can object to me using your data for a particular purpose.
- Rights related to automated decision making including profiling – This isn’t something we do at SarahBethBlogs.co.uk. Should that ever change we will fully update you in advance.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the above or about how I use your data then please do contact me and ask anything you need. My email is Sarah@SarahBethBlogs.co.uk
PERSONAL DATA YOU PROVIDE
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These could be provided when you sign up to my newsletter or Digital Freebie Vault. Or when you leave a comment or if you use my contact form.
PERSONAL DATA I COLLECT
Depending on what you access on my website will depend on what data I may collect. I may collect some or all of the below data, depending on what you interact with.
Web browser type and version
A list of URLs you visited prior to entering my website and on leaving my website
Information about your preferences and interests
HOW DO I USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
I must always have a lawful reason for using your personal data.
This is necessary for my performance of a contract with you, because you have given your consent to me using your data or because it is in my legitimate business interests to use it, for one of the following reasons.
Supplying you with a password to access the Digital Freebie Vault, as you will have requested this.
Delivering the monthly musings newsletter to your inbox, as you will have opted-in to my newsletter.
Providing and managing your access to the whole website.
Supplying you with the services I offer. You will have requested this and I would need your details to enter into a contract with you.
Communicating with you either via email or social media or telephone.
It helps me analyse your use of my site, so I can provide the best possible products and services. So I can continue to improve the site and user experience.
Personalising your experience when you’re on my site.
If you have given permission and where the law allows I may use your data for marketing purposes. This would involve contacting you via email with news, offers or new products and services I offer. I would only ever contact you if you have definitely double opted-in to this option. Even if you have opted-in, you can always change your mind and opt-out.
HOW LONG WILL I KEEP YOUR DATA?
The law states I should not keep your data for longer than required.
I will either keep your data for the length of time this blog is live. Or until you remove permission to use your personal data.
WHERE AND HOW DO I STORE YOUR DATA?
I only ever store or transfer your data within the UK. This keeps it fully protected under GDPR.
DO I SHARE YOUR DATA?
The only times I would share your data would be if I ever contracted with a third party who provided a service, such as the delivery of an item, competition entries or marketing or something similar.
You had requested to be a part of a service I offer (for example had entered a competition, or wanted something delivering) then I would only share the necessary data; to complete the process. Everything will always be done within the GDPR regulations.
There could be a very rare occasion I am asked to share your personal data because I’m legally required to (these requests are normally made by an official body, such as the Police). This would openly happen in rare circumstances.
I do have a contact form on the blog to make it easier for you to contact me directly should the need arise.
Should you use the contact form for any reason; you are not signing up for anything else on the site. We will not add your information to our mailing list or any other resources we offer. The contact form is there just to make it easier for you to contact me and nothing else. Once our communication has ended your information will be fully deleted from our systems. For example, if you contact me and you require a reply, I will reply using your email and name. If my reply is the end of our communication, your details will then be deleted from our system).
MAILING LIST (SUBSCRIBING)
We use a trusted third-party to help us collect and manage our email list. We use MailerLite.
You can either sign up for our mailing list on its own.
Or if you sign up to get access to the Digital Freebies Vault, you will also be asked if you would like to sign up for the newsletter. It’s a double opt-in when you do sign up, so if you don’t confirm your subscription via the email sent; you won’t be added to our mailing list. It’s a very easy opt-in or opt-out system.
I choose to have a newsletter as a further way to stay in touch with my readers and take a slightly more personal approach when updating you on any news, updates, deals; or anything we think might be helpful, useful or fun.
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, usually name and email address, although the email address isn’t normally displayed and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. I also have the plugin Akismet Anti-Spam installed. Akismet is a trusted plugin that helps to filter out any spam comments.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
I use Google Analytics on SarahBethBlogs.co.uk as well as other anonymous analytical tracking software. Google Analytics collects standard internet log information.
Internet log information is things such as your IP address and general anonymous audience demographics about my readers.
Of course, you can read all about Google Analytics and opt-out here if you are not happy with this.
OUR WEB HOST
I use 2 separate methods to back up the whole of my website, one is a plugin and the other is completely separate from the website. This is a security measure and is necessary to maintain a professional website. Both are popular, secure and professional services.
Everything on the site is backed-up and will remain backed up for 30 days. There are multiple updates taken throughout the month. However, when 30 days have passed, data from 30 days ago will be deleted.
ADS TARGETING YOUR PAST USE OF MY SITE
I use third-party websites such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook that use retargeting adverts if the form of cookies that are able to show you adverts that are relevant to you personally.
AFFILIATE LINKS AND NETWORKS
I use affiliate links on my website. An affiliate link is a link I place on my site that has been given to me via a company or affiliate network. When you click on this link and purchase something, I receive a small commission. A cookie is placed on your browser so the company who gave me the link can track the purchase and make sure it is genuine, so I can be paid. Clicking on an affiliate link does not involve any cost to you.
Sarah Lillico (SarahBethBlogs.co.uk) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (“SarahBethBlogs.co.uk” (amazon.co.uk). Using affiliate links on this website will not cost you more money but may earn me an affiliate commission.
CONTENT EMBEDDED ON THIS SITE FROM THIRD-PARTIES
CAN YOU CONTROL MY USE OF YOUR DATA?
As I have mentioned in the policy previously, I will always give you options to withdraw your consent from me using your data. You can easily opt-out of my newsletter and subscription services. You can turn your cookies off and you can contact me to request the deletion of all your data.
You can also restrict my use of your data by switching off cookies.
CAN YOU ACCESS THE DATA I HOLD ABOUT YOU?
Under GDPR you can contact me and make what is called a “Subject Access Request”. This involves me contact you with all the data I hold on you (if any). I will aim to get the information to you within one month if this possible.
I don’t normally charge a fee to administer a “Subject Access Request” however if your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (i.e. you are making repeated requests) then there will be a small charge.
If it is found your data collection is more complex then I will need up to three months from the date of your request to deliver the full information. However, I will stay in contact with you throughout the process and keep you fully informed.
Not the delicious biscuits, unfortunately! 🙁
Cookies are little text files that hold small amounts of information. Which are saved on a device (PC, mobile, tablet) when you visit a website.
When you then revisit that website, at a later date, the saved cookies, then send, the saved information back to the website.
This can make accessing and navigating sites easier and quicker for you and it also helps the site owner gather information which enables the owner to make the site better. I`ll explain the different Cookie types below.
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
Are used to enable services you have requested on the website. They help you navigate the website and access all its areas.
These cookies remember the choices you make when visiting our website, which makes it easier for you to move around the site. By using the website you agree we can place these Cookies on your device.
They help make your visit to our site more personal to you. The data collected is anonymised.
These cookies collect anonymous information about the posts and pages you visit. By using the website you agree we can place these Cookies on your device.
They collect what pages you visited, if there might have been an error message, this information is aggregated so therefore anonymous. Basically, we use it to improve how the website works.
These are placed on the site by third party sites (such as Facebook, Twitter) to help evaluate the success of the application you are using. This could happen for example if you used my “share” button and shared my post to Facebook or Twitter. However, because of the way the data is collected in these cookies we cannot access the data in the cookie and nor can the third-party.
You are quite within your right to switch cookies off. This can only be done in your web browser.
As there are quite a few browsers around, I’ve linked to a reputable site All About Cookies on which you will be able to find instructions on how to switch off the cookies on your specific browser. (Go to the site, then on the navigation menu click on “Manage Cookies” and you should find your browser there).
Depending on whether or not you switch any or all of the cookies off, it will determine how the site works for you.
Due to possible changes to the law and the way I run this website, I am obliged to update and maintain this policy.
Because of this, I would advise that you check back here regularly in case I have to change and update the policy. This policy is up to date as of 5th July 2020.
WHAT DATA BREACH PROCEDURES WE HAVE IN PLACE
I also have a plan in place should the worst happen and we did have a data breach.
At the earliest possible time after I’ve learned of the data breach, you will be informed and I will do my very best to advise any steps that need to be taken.
Hopefully, this will never happen as I really have tried to cover all possible angles that could be a problem and secure them.
GETTING IN TOUCH
As I have mentioned previously you can contact me via the address or email (at the top of this policy) provided or via my contact form. I will always reply and help if I am able.
Thanks for reading and do check back regularly.
You may also be interested in my disclosure policy