Hi, I’m Kim Watt, and at kmwatt.com I’m not interested in spam of either the digital or physical kind *shudders*. I’m vegetarian, after all. What this means for you is that I’m not going to be selling, renting, trading, or bartering your information for magic beans to any other companies, businesses, individuals or small belligerent sheep. But, in case my pinky promise isn’t as legally binding as you might like (or you have terrible insomnia), read on for details on when and why we (this website and myself) collect your personal information, how it’s used, how it’s kept secure, and the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others.
This policy was last updated 23.05.2018. It will be updated with any necessary changes on a regular basis, and if you are signed up for our newsletter, you’ll get a message about it. So that’s exciting, right?
The information we collect:
As part of the registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about (like cats and dragons); to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied with your cats and dragons. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer Kim Watt.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online (unfortunately we weren’t allowed to use dragons).
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is
removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. 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.
When someone visits www.kmwatt.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Links to other websites:
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information:
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send her pictures of your pets. She’d like that.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.