SHARP Privacy Statement

 

Last update: 2/09/18

 

SHARP Media Group is committed to protecting your privacy and complies with the principles of the relevant data protection regulations.

 

This privacy policy explains how and why we collect your personal data and how it’s used.

 

How we use personal data

 

SHARP Media Group is continually working to be fully compliant with GDPR regulations as more industry-specific guidelines continue to be released. This falls within a number of different areas.

 

Advertising and Client Agreements

 

Organisations and individuals wishing to advertise and work with SHARP Media Group can access our Privacy Statement at any time and also will also be given a contract upon working with us, covering our legitimate interest rights to contact their staff members.

 

Website

 

Our website uses cookies (in further detail below) to track the amount of site visits and behaviour of visitors. No personal details are recorded through cookies.

 

If you contact us through our website enquiry form, we will contact you back using e-mail you supplied.

 

On-site Visits

 

If you visit our offices, as part of our company policy to ensure you’re safe if there’s a fire or accident, we’ll ask you to sign-in. During that process, we’ll also allow you to opt-in using your e-mail to our online marketing.

 

Your data and your rights

 

Under GDPR you have the right to access and amend any of your personal data, including request why we hold it. You are also entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. E-mail your request to katy@sharplife.co.uk.

 

How you can withdraw consent for us to use your data

 

As mentioned above you can contact Katy Moody on katy@sharplife.co.uk to withdraw consent to use your data.

 

Our security and your data

 

We are committed to ensuring that all data is secure, in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have a number of electronic, physical and managerial processes in place to safeguard and secure the information we protect.

 

For further information about where or how your data is stored contact katy@sharplife.co.uk.

 

Use of cookies

 

Like most websites SHARP Media Group uses cookies to collect information. Cookies are small files containing data which are placed on you your computer, mobile or tablet as you browse a website. They are used for your browser to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses the SHARP website, to ensure our website is working properly and also aid your web browser in loading our page quicker.

 

Information Collected

 

No personal data including your name, address or any other contact details are stored by our cookies. The only data collected is our viewing statistics, page views and data associated with using Google Analytics. You can view Google analytics privacy statement here.

 

What are cookies used for?

 

SHARP uses cookies purely for website tracking and monitoring our website statistics through Google Analytics. As mentioned above, no personal information is obtained.

 

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.   Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

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

For Google Chrome:

  1. Choose Settings> Advanced
  2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
  3. Click “Cookies”

For Safari:

  1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
  2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”

For Mozilla firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

  1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
  2. Privacy

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for out SHARP member’s club, we collect personal information such as your e-mail address, your first name and your last name. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about additional articles that you may be interested in stuff; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer Katy Moody on katy@sharplife.co.uk.

 

16 and under

 

We regularly work on news stories with schools and charities and are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 and under. Should we work with individuals under the legal adult age, we will ensure consent from a parent or guardian and ensure consent is collected before recording any personal data.

 

Transferring information outside Europe

 

We operate within the UK and transfer no information outside of Europe. The only instance where information may be transferred is through the use of Mailchimp as our newsletter service provider. Please read MailChimp’s privacy notice.

 

Reviewing the policy

 

Changes to this privacy policy will be made monthly as we stay abreast of the latest in compliance procedures, taking into account both EU regulation and the industry-wide update on GDPR compliance.

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