All the legal stuff!
I-Pixel Design Privacy & GDPR Policy
1. Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
2. Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction.
We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to track their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your approximate geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us.
GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 8 below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
3. Our News Module
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our News module any personal details you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment.
This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third party data processors detailed below.
Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website although if the supplied email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed.
Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either:
- remove the comment
- remove the blog post
Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you used to comment.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our News module.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this or any other website.
4. Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to/be processed only by any of the third party data processors defined in section 8 below.
Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
5. Email newsletter
If you choose to join our regular newsletter mailings (which is sent via email), the email address that you submit to us will be stored in our Mailchimp website platform in the ‘##’ database, which we use for our email marketing. We consider Mailchimp to be a third party data processor (see section 8 below). The email address that you submit will be stored within this website’s own database but not in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within the Mailchimp ‘ipixel’ database on our website for as long as we continue to use the Mailchimp platform for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list.
You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the Mailchimp ‘ipixel’ database, you will receive occasional newsletter-style emails from us.
6. How we store your personal information
As detailed in section 3 above, if you submit a comment to a News post published on this website, some personal information will be stored within this website’s database.
If you have made a purchase from this website, then your details (not including any financial details) are stored in our WooCommerce database in order that we can fulfil your order(s) and also to refer back to your email and/or postal details in order that we may track any orders you have queries on. Any financial information is not stored or used by us as all our transactions are made within the PayPal platform which does not retain any financial information once the transaction has been processed.
These are the only occasions where personal data will be stored on this website. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is build on (WordPress).
7. About this website’s server
This website is hosted in data centers in the United Kingdom. From time to time, we may transfer hosting from one location to another.
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
8. Our third party data processors
We use two third parties to process personal data on our behalf. The third parties we use are PayPal and Mailchimp.
Paypal process payments for any products purchase from our website. Neither us or PayPal retain any financial information you may submit as part of the purchasing process. PayPal monitor every transaction, 24/7 to prevent fraud, email phishing and identity theft. Every transaction is heavily guarded behind PayPal’s advanced encryption. If something appears suspicious, their dedicated team of security specialists will identify suspicious activity and help protect you from fraudulent transactions. PayPal, Mailchimp or I-Pixel Design will never ask for any sensitive information.
Your data as mentioned below is encrypted before transmission to prevent misuse of the transmitted data by third parties. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a security technology which guarantees that your personal data, including credit card information, login data and payment method, are securely transferred via the Internet. The data is encrypted so that is only readable by the PayPal payment system.
Your data which is encrypted, is as follows:
- personal data (address data, telephone number, etc.)
- login data (username and password)
- all methods of payment selected, credit card and bank account
9. Data breaches
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.