Alannah Hopkin

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Privacy and cookies statement

Posted on 27 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on Privacy and cookies statement

Privacy Statement – Alannah Hopkin

This statement relates to my privacy practices in connection with this website. I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites. The inclusion of a link on this website does not imply endorsement of the linked website by me.

General Statement
I respect your right to privacy, and I don’t collect any personal information about you on this website or share any personal information with any third party. Any personal information which you volunteer to me will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations 2018. This page was updated on June 27th 2018 and may be updated if needed in future so do please check back if you have any concerns.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
I do not collect any personal data about you on this website. If you choose to send me personal information by email I will use that information in line with the purpose for which you provided it and to respond to you if needed. I do not collect personal information for commercial purposes.

Usage Data
I do use a monitoring application to collate and analyse certain statistical information about the use of my website. I use this information to understand your needs and provide you with relevant and interesting website content. When you visit my website the following information is retained about your visit:

• IP (Internet Protocol) address.
• The number of times per visit a request for data was received from each IP Address.
• The entry page to my website.
• The length of time spent on my website.
• The exit page from my website.
• The IP address of a link if used to access my website.
• The identity of any search engine used to access my website.
• A list of all the pages visited while in my website.
• The name of the browser used, e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer.
• the IP address of the your web server
• the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
• the previous website address from which you reached my website, including any search terms used
• Google analytics which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
• the type of web browser and operating system used by you on visiting my website.

This information is used to monitor usage of the website including the frequency of use of individual pages.

No attempt is made to identify individual users or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. The website usage data are used to improve and develop the website.

Please note that your email address will be recorded if you email me, but will not be passed on to any third party unless you agree to or request such an action.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit.

I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about webpage traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to your needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website. This website uses cookies to track usage and help improve features and services of the site.

If you wish to delete cookies please refer to the help section of your Internet browser software.

Complaints about data processed via the website
If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to me, Alannah Hopkin, at hopkinhiggins@gmail.com.

Glossary of technical terms used
Web browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

IP address: The identifying details for your computer, or your internet company’s computer, expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

Cookies: Small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the web site can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the web site.

References
This policy has been drawn up with reference to:
https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/sample-privacy-policy
https://www.lawsociety.ie/About-this-Website/Privacy-notice/