The small print
This page has all the boring docs that the law says I have to put on my website. I’ve tried my best to make them interesting, but they really aren’t. Still, if you’re determined to read them, there are three things here:
- website Ts&Cs
- my copyright notice.
My website Ts&Cs
What’s in here
Take a deep breath, and prepare to be bored...
Terminology in here
The term ‘Emma Wilkin’ or ‘I’ or ‘me’ (or ‘us’ or ‘we’, but as it’s only me this isn’t likely to come up) refers to the owner of this website whose registered office is 19B Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1HP. The term ‘you’ refers to, well, you – the user or viewer of my website.
- the content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. I can change it without giving anyone one any notice (because it’s mine, innit)
- neither I (or any third parties) give you any warranty or guarantee that anything on this site is accurate, timely, complete or suitable for any particular purpose. And you acknowledge that anything on my website might contain inaccuracies or mistakes which I’m not liable for to the fullest extent permitted by law. (So I think that means that if you use anything on this site for something, for example, a presentation on obscure punctuation marks and then find out I made the interrobang up (I didn’t), then you can’t get cross with me
- if you use any information or materials on this website, you do it at your own risk – I won’t be liable. It’s your responsibility to make sure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your own requirements
- this website contains material which is owned by or licensed to me. That includes, but isn’t limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. You can’t reproduce it unless you follow the copyright notice which is part of these terms and conditions
- any trade marks reproduced on this website which aren’t my property, or licensed to me, are acknowledged on the website
- any unauthorised use of this website might be a criminal offence, and I might make a claim for damages (and if you understand what unauthorised use of a website actually means, do let me know)
- your use of this website and any dispute arising out of this is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
This is even more boring than the Ts&Cs. Good luck my friend, and here we go...
What’s in here
What I collect
I might collect the following information:
- your name and job title
- contact information including your email address
- demographic information like your postcode, preferences and interests
- other relevant information.
What I do with the information I collect
I might use this information to understand your needs and give you a better service. I also might use it for internal record keeping or to improve my products and services.
Keeping your information secure
I’ll always make sure your information’s secure. So I’ve put physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to keep any information I collect online safe from unauthorised access or disclosure.
I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages you’re using on this site. This helps me analyse data about webpage traffic and improve my site, even though I never really look at the analytics TBH. If I do ever look at them, I’ll only use your data for statistical analysis purposes (if I knew how to do statistical analysis) and then remove it from the system.
What’s a cookie?
A cookie’s a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you say yes, the file’s added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies let web applications respond to you as an individual (whatever that means). The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
(This wording is horrible – go here for a much better explanation of cookies.)
Cookies help me give you a better website as I can see which pages you find useful and which you think are rubbish. They don’t give me any type of access to your computer or any information about you (apart from the data you’ve chosen to share with me).
You can choose to accept or decline cookies in that annoying banner that pops up on every web page. Most web browsers automatically accept them, but you can usually change this to say no if you’d rather. Although you might not get the best from the website if you do that.
Links to other websites
My website contains links to other websites which you might find interesting (mainly to obscure bits of etymology on Wikipedia). If you click on these and leave my site, I don’t have any control over that other website. I would have though this would be obvious, but apparently I still have to tell you it in this policy. Just to hammer this home, I’m therefore not responsible for protecting or keeping private any information you give another website, and it’s not covered by this privacy statement. And just in case you want to be patronised a little bit more, you should be careful on other websites and check the privacy statement that applies to that website. OBVIOUSLY.
Controlling your personal information
You can choose to restrict the personal information I collect or use. So...
- if I ask you to fill in a form on the website, look for the box you can tick to tell me not to use your information for any direct marketing purposes (I’ll never do this anyway though, because I don’t have any direct marketing purposes)
- if you’ve previously agreed to me using your personal information for direct marketing purposes (which I never do), you can change your mind at any time by emailing me on email@example.com.
I’ll never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to anyone else unless you say I can, or the law says I have to. I might use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I think you might find interesting if you tell me I can. (Although I won’t ever do that – seriously, I’m just a one-woman band and I don’t know any third parties.)
You can ask me for details of any personal information I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. You’ll have to pay a small fee for this (ooh, exciting for me!). If you’d like to do this please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you think any of the info I’m holding on you is wrong or incomplete, please email me on the above address. I’ll correct it as soon as I can.
I might change this policy from time to time by updating this page. So you should check it every now and again to make sure you’re happy with that.
This policy’s effective from 28 March 2018.
This website and its content is copyright of me, Emma Wilkin – © Emma Wilkin 2018. All rights reserved. (Does anyone know what this means?)
You can’t redistribute or reproduce any part or all of the contents in any form apart from the following:
- you can print or download it to a local hard disk for your personal and non-commercial use only
- you can copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge that it comes from this website.
You can’t, except with my permission in writing, distribute or use any of the content for commercial gain. And you can’t transmit or store it on any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system (whatever that is).
Phew. That’s the lot. Still reading? Impressive.