Privacy policy

Last updated 18th May 2018 to reflect GDPR implementation

Amy Boylan is committed to protecting your privacy. This notice explains how I use any information you give to me and the way your information is protected.

Please read it carefully. I might be required to update the policy at times so do check back occasionally to make sure you’ve seen the latest version.

Summary

  • I use cookies for Google Analytics.
  • I won’t sell or share your personal information without your permission.
  • This site is secured using HTTPS security.
  • I’m registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK – see ICO registration ref ZA353394 (https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/ZA353394)

How Amy Boylan collects information

There are a number of ways I collect information about you:

  • When you hire me to work for you.
  • From enquiries you make to me directly by phone or email, or via my website contact form.
  • At networking events, if you choose to share your details with me.
  • When you register to receive updates or materials on my website.
  • From cookies on my website.

The information Amy Boylan collects

Generally, the only personal data I collect about you will be:

  • Contact name (first and last name).
  • Contact details – company name, postal address, telephone and e-mail addresses to deliver my services and for support and billing.

In the normal course of providing products and services to you, we might exchange information about you or your company that isn’t already in the public domain. We will usually have a specific contractual agreement in place about non-disclosure to cover that. This privacy policy includes details of how I keep all of your information secure.

How Amy Boylan uses your information

Providing services to you

Almost all the personal data I collect is used to provide services to you, my client. This includes creating and delivering my services and invoicing and dealing with general enquiries relating to them.

Direct marketing and newsletters

I may use your information to let you know about changes to my website or services or to send you offers or information I think you may be interested in.

I will not – ever, ever, unless required to by law – share your information with third parties without your permission. Because that stuff’s just not on.

If at any time you decide you don’t want to be contacted by me again, please reply to any email I send you with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line, or email amy@amyboylan.com and I will remove you from my database.

Website use tracking via cookies

A ‘cookie’ is a simple text file in your web browser that is used to record some settings relevant to each website you visit.

I use Google Analytics to track things like how many people visit my site, which pages they go to and how long they stay on them. And Google Analytics makes use of these cookies. Cookies are not linked to any personally identifiable information, and I don’t use them for any other purpose.

How long I keep your personal information for

I keep information about you while you’re my client and afterwards. For information related to invoicing, I need to keep records for seven years. It is not my intention to keep personal data longer than needed and I regularly check how long I have held information since I last interacted with a client.

Your rights over your personal information

You have certain rights over your personal information. Most importantly, you have a right to ask for a copy of all the personal information I hold about you (although there are some legal exceptions to this, such as information which is confidential to my business). If you would like a copy of your personal information, please contact me at amy@amyboylan.com.

Where I store your personal data

To keep your personal information securely stored for necessary use by me, I use third party data processors.

I use the following systems and their privacy statements and policies can be found below.

  • Google drive: Google drive, an online cloud-based storage system, is used for necessary data storage including personal information when relevant. Google Drive terms of service state, “You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.” Google privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy/update.
  • MailChimp: When I contact you via a mailing list I use an external platform called Mailchimp and their privacy policy can be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ You can opt out of receiving mailing list emails at any time.

Where I process your personal information

Because I use third party storage systems (described above), your personal information may be stored on servers outside of the United Kingdom. I will only use your personal information in the United Kingdom.

How your data is secured

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, I have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

For the purposes of the UK data protection legislation, including Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations(GDPR) 2016, I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, I follow strict security procedures and take appropriate measures to ensure that the information about you is not disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it. The servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure data centre.

External Links

My website contains links to other sites. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites and I encourage you to take a look at their privacy policy too.

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by this website.

Legal Disclaimer

Though I make every effort to preserve your privacy, I may need to disclose personal information when required by law to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on my website.

If you have any questions or comments

If you any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please email amy@amyboylan.com.