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CaroleBaker.com Privacy Policy

Here is a simple summary of information that you probably most want to know:
We store your emails but only if you sign up or buy.
We don't buy or "scrape" emails from anyone else.
We don't sell your email addresses to anyone else.
You can unsubscribe at anytime.
We do not have access to or store any payment data as third party services such as PayPal and Stripe do my payment processing.
They too, have very strict privacy policies.

1.0 Our core beliefs regarding user privacy and data protection

  • User privacy and data protection are human rights
  • We have a duty of care to the people within our data
  • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
  • We loathe spam as much as you do!
  • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information

2.0 Relevant legislation

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 9.0) for clarification.

3.0 Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

3.1 Site logging

By visiting this website your computer’s IP address (which could be used to personally identify you) is logged by our server. These logs are used to ensure there is no abuse of the service (e.g. banning IP addresses which try to cause a Denial of Service attack).

3.2 Email links

Should you choose to contact us using email, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website but will be passed to, and/or be processed by, Google Apps a third party data processor as defined in section 6.0. We would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.

4.0 How we store your personal information

As detailed in section 3.1 above, if you visit this website some personal information will be stored within the server logs. Your IP Address will be stored in a plain text format for an initial 24 hour period and, under normal circumstances, can only be accessed by our server operators who have the highest system privileges. After 24 hours the server logs are encrypted, these encrypted logs are retained for a further 30 days before being destroyed.

5.0 About this website’s server

This website is hosted by Regal Software within multiple UK data centres located just outside London.

Some of the data centre’s more notable security features are as follows:

  • 2.5m security fencing
  • Comprehensive CCTV system
  • Facial recognition biometric systems and volumetric man-trap portals
  • Secure access procedures to control secure access to all areas of the data centre
  • Real Hosts racks are in a private cage and all individually locked
  • 24/7 security + access requests in advance

All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

6.0 Our third party data processors

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0.

7.0 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.

8.0 Data Controller

The data controller of this website is: Carole Baker

Whose operating office is:
Plough House,
Weston Heath,
Nr Shifnal,
Shropshire,
TF11 8RY

9.0 Data Protection Officer

Carole Baker
Owner, CaroleBaker.com
Telephone: 01952 691071
Email: [email protected]

10.0 Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below.

10.1 Change log

03/05/2018

  • Privacy policy instigated