1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 This policy sets out how I collect, process and hold your personal data if you visit my Website, or otherwise provide personal data to me. I, Francesca Hobson, am the data controller of the personal data you provide to me.

1.2 This policy affects your legal rights and obligations so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can contact me at info@francescahobson.com.

1.3 I reserve the right to update this policy from time to time at my discretion. If I do so, the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible on my Website.

2. COLLECTING YOUR DATA

2.1 When you fill in any form on my Website, I will store the data you provide (e.g. your name, job title, email address and address).

2.2 If you complete the form on behalf of your employer, you warrant that you have authority to do so.

2.3 All personal data that you provide to me must be true, complete and accurate.

3. USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

3.1 I will use your personal data to contact you about working together, and to deal with any questions or complaints you make.

3.2 I do not share your personal data with third parties, except (a) to respond to legal requirements including under the Data Protection Act 1998 or from 25 May 2018 under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU2016/679); (b) to protect a third party’s rights, property, or safety; (c) to any service providers, sub-contractors and agents that I may appoint to perform functions relating to the Website on my behalf and in accordance with my instructions and all applicable laws; and (d) in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of my business by or into another company.

4. INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DEVICE AND USE OF MY WEBSITE

4.1 When you use my Website, I may automatically collect and store information about your device and your activities. This information could include (a) your computer or other device’s unique ID number; (b) your mobile device’s geographic location; (c) your IP address; (d) technical information about your device such as type of device, web browser or operating system; (e) your preferences and settings such as time zone and language; (f) how long you used the Website and which services and features you used. I will use this information to improve my Website.

5. WHERE I HOLD AND PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA

5.1. I shall not transfer personal data outside of the European Economic Area without your prior written consent.

6. COOKIES

6.1 A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that asks permission to be placed on your browser’s memory or alternatively your computer’s hard drive. Cookies placed in your browser’s memory are called session cookies and cookies placed on your computer’s hard drive are called persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your hard drive, even after closing your browser. Session cookies are generally used to improve the user experience when using a Website. Persistent cookies are generally used to store user preferences, including the preference to keep a user signed in, between browser sessions

6.2 My Website uses cookies so that I can recognise you when you return and personalise your settings and preferences. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can change your browser settings either to notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. Please note that my Website may not operate efficiently if you refuse to accept cookies.

6.3 I also use Google Analytics to monitor how my Website is used. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and generates reports detailing information such as the number of visits to my Website, where visitors generally came from, how long they stayed on my Website, and which pages they visited. Google Analytics places several persistent cookies on your computer’s hard drive. These do not collect any personal data. If you do not agree to this you can disable persistent cookies in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from logging your visits.

6.4 To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

For browser-specific information, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

7. SECURITY

7.1 I take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal data from unauthorised access and disclosure. The technology that I use and the security policies which I have implemented are intended to safeguard your information from unauthorised access and improper use. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although I take steps to secure your information, I do not promise that your personal data or other content that you upload to my Website will always remain secure.

8. YOUR RIGHTS

8.1 You have the right to obtain from me a copy of the personal data that I hold for you, and to require me to correct errors in the personal data that I process for you if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You also have the right at any time to require that I delete your personal data. To exercise these rights, or any other rights you may have under applicable laws, please contact me at info@francescahobson.com.

8.2 My Website may contain links to other sites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my Website, you should note that I do not have any control over that other Website. Therefore, I 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 policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the site in question.

9. GENERAL

9.1 If any provision of this policy is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

9.2. This policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Germany, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the German Courts.

 

September 2018