Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy
At tom-allen.net, I'm strict about making sure your data is kept safe so you know you can trust me when it comes to sharing any of your data with us via my website. It’s important that you know, I would never sell, or transmit your data. I don’t like it happening to me, so I won’t do it to you. Ever.
Visitors to My Website
When someone visits www.tom-allen.net the only data I collect is via third party services, Google Analytics. They track traffic patterns and allow me to optimise my website so I know where my viewers came from and also how to improve my site so it’s a better experience overall.
This information is only processed completely anonymously. So Google won’t know your exact details and neither will I, you’ll just appear as a hit on our website. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.
Links to Other Web Sites
Access to Your Personal Information & Request to be forgotten
You are entitled to access the personal information that I hold. Email your request to my data protection officer Tom Allen (email@example.com). You can also request that I remove any data I hold on you by emailing the same person with your written request.
For personal information I hold with regards to marketing, I will hold this information for 3 years. If I are not in regular contact with you after that point, I will remove your information.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
I keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 21st August 2018.
I use an industry standard classification of cookies across my site. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies I use, why I use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don’t want to have them on your device.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are miniature files containing small amounts of information which are stored to the device you are using when accessing my site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and certain preferences you’ve chosen, and help you navigate through the site.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily and once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies used on our Website
A list of all the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. For example:
- Remember what is in your shopping basket
- Remember where you are in the order process
- Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure. You need to be logged in to complete an order.
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, how long they spend there or if a webpage isn’t working. I can’t see who you are personally through these cookies, nor does it communicate any private information you have stored on your device. It is only used to register a visit to the site and show how time, in aggregate, was spent on the site. All the data collected is strictly anonymous. An example of this type of cookie is Google Analytics.
Certain cookies I use are there to improve your experience on our site. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the experience for you. I cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data from cookies used on my site.
For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. To understand more about their cookies and how to manage them please contact them directly.
Any information collected via cookies which are controlled by me, will never be shared with third parties.