Privacy Statement

Website Policy: hampshirecook.com

Privacy Statement Key Facts

This website privacy statement for hampshirecook.com sets out our policy on how we collect, process and protect data and information that is created or generated when you use this website. If you are asked to provide information when using this website, such as subscribing to the blog, or logging in to leave comments on a post, this document describes how that information is stored or used.

This privacy statement is updated from time to time, the current version is this document you are reading. This document was produced on 1 February 2018.

If you have any questions about the policy, please email: hampshirecook at gmail dot com. You may also contact us via the Contact Form.

Introduction

We gather and use certain information in order to provide products, services and a good user experience on the website and to enable certain technical functions common to most websites to work properly. Information is also gathered to understand how users interact with the website and to improve the information we deliver.

Data We Gather

We may collect the following types of information:

  • Name
  • Contact Information/Email Address
  • Demographic information such as postcode (where provided by users), preferences and interests
  • Website usage data
  • Other information related to any direct enquiries made
  • Other information relating to special offers and surveys

How We Use Data

We may use this data for:

  • Our own internal records
  • To improve the products and services we provide
  • To contact you in response to any enquiry or specific query
  • To provide a customised experience for visitors to the website
  • To send promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we believe may be relevant or interesting to you

About Cookies

A cookie is a tiny file placed on the hard drive of the computer or device used to access this website. It enables our website to identify visitors to the site. However, placing cookies is not managed directly by hampshirecook.com, but enabled via the website architecture supplied by WordPress and our hosting company, BlueHost.

It enables hampshirecook.com to see general, aggregated/anonymised information about how many people access certain pages or posts and which pages or posts they tend to visit. Hampshirecook.com can see IP addresses of visitors.

More information about cookies and how websites utilise them, is available from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ and from AboutCookies.org

How We Use Cookies

Cookies and the data they provide enable hampshirecook.com to view web traffic via third party software that drives the site, currently WordPress Analytics and Google Analytics and other software that helps the website to function properly, for example, if your search finds a broken page that returns a “404 Page not Found” this data is gathered by a third party service and Hampshirecook.com is alerted to fix the issue.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any other information about you than that which you specifically choose to share with us.

Cookie Control

You can use your web browser cookie setting to manage how our website uses cookies. If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your computer or device, then you can set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please note this may affect how our site and other sites you may visit function. Some pages and services may become unavailable, and Hampshirecook.com is not able to change this.

Unless you change your browser preferences for hampshirecook.com, cookies will be delivered to your computer.

Controlling Information About You

When you fill in a form or provide details on our website to subscribe to the blog in various ways, you will receive clear opt-in and opt-out information to control whether you receive further information from us.

You can find out what information we hold about you by emailing us, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect. If you’ve signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe or change your settings at any time.

Hampshirecook.com does not sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes, and we will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to anyone for any purpose unless your permission is specifically sought, or the law requires us to.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Security

To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, this website is secured in accordance with current guidance and common practices. We do not store information in paper form. Hampshirecook.com is not responsible for security breaches of your data that may occur via third party providers.

Links from Our Site

Hampshirecook.com does provide links to other websites. Once you have left our site and provide information to a third-party site, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of that information. We recommend that you read the data protection and privacy policy of any website to which we link. Always be wary when submitting data to websites.

The web address for this page is https://hampshirecook.com/privacy-statement

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