How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when ruthelizabethjones.com collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:
- website visitors
- individuals in relation to a data protection or freedom of information enquiry
- people who use (or consider using) our services, e.g. who subscribe to our newsletter, contact us or use the shop
Visitors to our websites
The website uses statistical software 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 our sites. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow third parties to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
- The site uses third party cookies and requests that are part of their code which we embed in our sites, e.g. YouTube and JQuery for the presentation of videos.
We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our mailers. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our mailouts. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.
People who contact us via social media
If you send us a private or direct message via social media the message will be stored by e.g. Twitter, Facebook etc. It will not be shared with any other organisations.
People who email us
We encrypt email in transit. We monitor any incoming emails and their attachments for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that emails you send are within the bounds of the law.
People who are clients
We hold the details of our service users and potential service users. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people, their communications, their purchases or their attendance at events.
Access to personal information
ruthelizabethjones.com will give people access to their personal information wherever possible upon request. If we do hold information about you we will:
- give you a description of it
- tell you why we are holding it
- tell you who it could be disclosed to
- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form
To request any personal information we may hold you can contact us by writing to the address below. If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, e.g. by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
Disclosure of personal information
In many circumstances we will never disclose personal data without your consent. However there are some occasions within the law where information about you or your business may be disclosed.
Destruction and amendment of personal information
If you would like us to delete any personal information we have, we will do so on request wherever possible within the law. Please contact us if you would like it to be corrected or destroyed.
Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within our sites linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 21 October 2022.
How to contact us
If you want to request information you can email us or write to: Ruth Elizabeth Jones, Ainsworth Cottage, Ayr Street, Moniaive, Thornhill, DG3 4HP.