THE DPA & GDPR MAY 2018
We and this website comply to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
WEBSITE VISITOR TRACKING
This website uses tracking software to monitor, anonymously, its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
PLUGINS COLLECTING DATA
If we collect any data from you it is only for the purpose of meeting your needs and it will be stated upon the point of the data entry what it shall be used for. For example, if you are making a booking we will require your name, email and possibly your contact telephone number in order to process your request. We will only use the data for the purpose it serves. We will not share this data with any 3rd party. Only individuals who are permitted to access this data will use it and use it only for the purpose it serves, for example booking an appointment or course. These individuals are aware of their responsibilities under the GDPR guidelines. Should you wish a copy of your data that we have or you wish us to delete your data you can contact us via this website and state your request.
We do not collect any payment details on our website.
DOWNLOADS & MEDIA FILES
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been taken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.
CONTACT & COMMUNICATION WITH US
Users contacting us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely. We will not sell your data to any 3rd party.
Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.
EMAIL MAILING LIST & MARKETING MESSAGES
We operate an email mailing list program which is used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish. Users can subscribe through our online process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages (or unsubscribe from all Mailchimp lists).
Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.
When you give us feedback in our salon using physical feedback cards, we ask if you would like to receive promotional emails. You opt in by providing your email address and we manually add you to the mailchimp list. We safely dispose of all feedback forms within 12 months of receiving your comments and email address.
EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS & THIRD PARTIES
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & USAGE
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.