Privacy

FolkWords Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how FolkWords uses and protects any information that you give FolkWords when you use this website. Should you provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

FolkWords understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.folkwords.com and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of www.folkwords.com. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using www.folkwords.com immediately.

FolkWords may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated May 2018.

We may collect the following information

  • individual artist, band, producer or publishers names
  • contact information including email address and website
  • demographic information such as location or interests.

What we may do with this information

We never forward, share or send the information you send us to any third parties or use it for any marketing or promotional purposes. We may use such information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • internal record keeping
  • to improve our service
  • to periodically Tweet reviews, interviews or other information about FolkWords 
  • we may contact you by email using the email address provided
  • we may use the information to customise this website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we collect online. Our Data Protection Officer is Tim Carroll, and can be contacted by email at folkwords@hotmail.co.uk, or by post at 15 Little Hill, Heronsgate, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5BX.

Cookies

To make sites simpler to use some place small files on your computer. These are known as ‘cookies’, almost all websites do this too. Cookies have many uses and most are not damaging to your privacy, any cookies used on this web site fall into that category. We do not use cookies that collect or transfer your personal data to other web sites for advertising or any other purpose.

Cookies are used purely to improve services through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • measuring how many people are using a site, so it can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure it is fast enough

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure how many people use this site. We do this to make sure that FolkWords is meeting users' needs and to understand how we could improve our site.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on a site, how you got there and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We also do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

  • _utma stores a randomly generated number for 2 years
  • _utmb stores a randomly generated number for 30 minutes
  • _utmc stores a randomly generated number until you close your browser
  • _utmz stores a randomly generated number and anonymous information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link or a search) for 6 months

The following cookie is used to provide other normal website functions:

  • asp.net_sessionid stores a randomly generated number until you close your browser

If you do not wish to accept any cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However, this is likely to adversely affect the functionality of some websites you visit.

Your Rights

1 As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:

1.1 The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;

1.2 The right of access to the personal data ee hold about you

1.3 The right to rectification if any personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete

1.4 The right to be forgotten: i.e. the right to ask us to delete any personal data we hold about you

1.5 The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data

1.6 The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);

1.7 The right to object to us using your personal data

1.8 Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.

2 If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact us and we will do our best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

3 For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us for more details at folkwords@hotmail.co.uk.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of www.folkwords.com.Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. 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. We have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

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