At Hythe Life Magazine, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that at Hythe Life Magazine is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it and how we keep it secure.


What we collect:

1.0 Data Collection - how & what we collect

1.1 Enquiries via the website 'contact' page, by phone, in-bound email or in person will result in personal data being collected - such as name, email address, telephone number and home / business address.

1.2 Information relating to an organisations style, colour, branding & design preferences as well as interests and hobbies may also be collected as part of any project brief.

1.3 COOKIES:

Like most websites, Hythe Life Magazine uses cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our website.  These can be disabled in your browser settings if you wish to alter your preferences. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies from this website. You can get more information on this at at http://www.aboutcookies.org

Google Map cookies
These are used when you visit any page with a Google Map displayed. 
Cookies used: NID, PREF

1.4 Google Analytics:

When someone visits www.hythelife.org.uk 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. 

1.5 Mailing Lists:

As part of the registration process for our signups, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about news and events you’ve asked us to tell you about; 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. 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 us direct and requesting this as part of your data protection.

 


What we do with the information we gather:

2.0 Data Storage: How do we hold data & for how long

2.1 Information is held in electronic format on password protected databases, and or by third party CRM systems, which are legally bound to encrypt all data stored.

2.2 We retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide the services clients have requested, to keep them up-to-date with any offers we believe may be of interest to them, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our policies.

Data will be deleted after it is no longer necessary for us to retain, or immediately upon request in compliance with your data protection.

- We may periodically send an email about new services, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.   - From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or phone. - We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests. We will never sell or pass on your information to third parties without your express permission.

3.0 Access to Personal Data:

3.1 Under GDPR regulations, you are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to editor@hythelife.org.uk


Security:

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

External Links:

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites. 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: We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you information about third parties which we think you may find interesting. 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 e-mail the address shown on our Contact Us page. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the address shown on our Contact Us page. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. YOUR SECURITY IS IMPORTANT TO US.