Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://abbyking.co.uk/.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Depending upon your use of this website, we may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data:

  • name;
  • contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • demographic information such as post code, preferences, and interests;
  • IP address;
  • web browser type and version;
  • operating system;
  • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this website, and the site you exit to.

All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times.

Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by submitting the contact form), or because it is in our legitimate interests.

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message and/or post with information, news and offers.

We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

In order for us to contact you and provide you any level of service required, we need to collect personal data for correspondence purposes. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

We use cookies to ensure the best experience for our website users. Accepting cookies is usually the best way to make sure you get the best from a website.

If you wish to control or disable cookies, you can easily do this through your browser settings. However, restricting cookies may affect your experience on our website and prevent some services and tools from working.

All browsers are different. Depending on the browser you are using, cookies can be managed according to the steps below.

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu ‘tools’ then ‘Internet Options’
  2. Click on the ‘privacy’ tab
  3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

More detailed instructions are available here.

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the menu icon at the top-right of your browser and select ‘Settings’
  2. Click the ‘Advanced’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy and Security’ section and select the ‘Content settings’ button
  3. Select ‘Cookies’ menu item and locate ‘Allow sites to save and read cookie data’

More detailed instructions are available here.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on the menu icon at the top-right of your browser window and select ‘Preferences’
  2. Then select the ‘Privacy and Security’ tab
  3. Locate the ‘History’ section, then select ‘use custom settings for history’

More detailed instructions are available here.

Apple Safari

  1. Click on the cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  2. Click on ‘Security’
  3. Select the appropriate “Cookies and website data” option

More detailed instructions are available here.

If your browser is not listed here, please check the help settings within your browser or use a search engine to find answers on the best way to enable or disable cookies in your chosen browser.

By Browser Extension

Alternatively, you may wish to install a browser extension such as Ghostery.

Ghostery detects and blocks tracking technologies on the websites you visit to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect your data and privacy. It keeps you informed on what companies are tracking you and provides you the tools you need to control what to block and when.

To find out more or to download the Ghostery extension for your browser click here.

More information

For more information on cookies, what they do, and how to control them, please visit the following external links:

www.aboutcookies.org

www.youronlinechoices.eu

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Performance cookies collect aggregated and anonymous information about traffic to our website and how visitors use our website. This may include the number of visitors to our website, the websites that referred them to our website, the pages that they visited, what time of day they visited, whether they have visited our website before, and other similar information.

We use this information to help operate our services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our website. Google Analytics, which uses its own cookies, which collects statistical data regarding user demographics, counting visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.

Who we share your data with

We will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.

In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.

We may compile statistics about the use of our website including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

How long we retain your data

We will not retain your personal information longer than necessary.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For more information, please use our contact form to get in touch or email copywriter [at] abbyking.co.uk.