The following Privacy Policy governs the online information and data collection practices of festability.co.uk  (“we”, “our” or “us”). 

By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. Because the Web is constantly evolving, we may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future, in which case we’ll post the changes to this Privacy Policy on this website and update the Effective Date of the policy to reflect the date of the changes. We will endeavour to notify with 30 days notice of any changes made and the effective date. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorised third party.

How We Collect and Use Information

Blog Post updates and Newsletters:

This Site only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so (those who subscribe to updates from our site or have signed up to receive our free email communications. This Site also collects personally identifying information from our users during online purchasing. Generally, this information includes name and e-mail address for registration to receive our free newsletters and name, email address, possibly your postal address, and credit card or Paypal information when purchasing our products or services. All of this information is provided to us by you.

Cookies:

We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us to deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit our site, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before. The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages. Details of how to disable cookies on your own web browser can be found in our Cookies Policy.

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.  Please note Festability do not require you to provide us with these details to comment on our blog.

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.The information that you give to us directly on the site (e.g. within comments on blog posts such as your name and email address) is never shared or added to any mailing lists. 

Media

Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Purchases:

Information relating to purchases made through this website is stored on our website only. This is to enable us to complete your order, and also prevents you from having to re-enter your details during your next purchase. You may request to have your details removed from our website storage once your purchase is complete by emailing us at debs@festability.co.uk 

Back Ups:

To ensure the security and safety of this site, we create daily backups of all information on this site, which are held in a zip file within our email server. Each backup file is deleted in full when the next one is created.

Affiliate links and non-disclosure

The Site also includes links to websites we recommend or work with on a collaborative basis, and provides access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we do not control. Some of the links we provide are “affiliate links.”

Some links on this site may be affiliate links. These are links to products or services that we highly recommend and are an affiliate for. Should you click on one of these links and decide to purchase the service(s) or  product(s), we will receive a small commission of the sale at no extra cost to you.

Links to third-party web sites or services are not owned or controlled by us.

When you access another website or purchase third-party products or services through the Site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting, or the provider of such products or services.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that this website and its owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. 

Content

All the information on this site is exclusively owned by us, and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or shared in a way which suggests it belongs to anyone other than us. Quotes may be extracted from content on this site in the event that explicit permission is sought from us, and adequate credit is displayed.

Competitions

This site  may run competitions and giveaways. In order to facilitate these, competition entrants will be required to supply certain information. This includes but is not limited to; full name, email address, and on occasion, full postal address.

Full postal addresses of winners will be shared with brands where necessary to ensure delivery of your prize. As such, supplying of full postal address is necessary to enter any competitions on this site. Your details will never be shared with anyone other than the brand supplying the prize for the giveaway or competition which you enter. we take steps to ensure that prize suppliers are GDPR compliant and do not use your details for any other reason than to provide your prize, but we cannot be held responsible for any misuse of data by any third party.

Email addresses supplied during the entering of competitions and giveaways are used solely for the purposes of contacting winners. Your details are never added to mailing lists or shared with any third parties unless necessary.

The sharing of full name, email address, and, on occasion, a full postal address is required in order to facilitate competitions and giveaways, and therefore the collection of this information is granted legally under the GDPR base of ‘contract’ As such, if you are not happy to share your full name, email address, and full postal address we will be unable to continue with your competition or giveaway entrance.

In the event that the online software we use to facilitate competitions and giveaways (https://www.Rafflecopter.com) incurs a security breach, we will notify the ICO within 72 hours of being aware of the breach. We will endeavour to notify all competition entrants for whom we have details as soon as is reasonably and safely practicable.

You may request to have your details removed from our database and competition software any time after the competition or giveaway has ended by contacting us.

How Do We Store Your Information as a Subscriber?

Your information is stored at the list server that delivers this Site’s newsletters. Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists in order to deliver e-mail to those who would like to receive this Site’s newsletters. 

All of the newsletters or emails that are sent to you by this Site include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our newsletters or mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that we send you.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

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.

I keep contact form entries for six months, analytics records for a year, and customer purchase records for ten years.

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.

Disclaimer

Although it is highly unlikely, this policy may be changed at any time at our discretion. If we should update this policy, we will post the updates to this page on our Website.

 

In the event of a security breach on this website, we will notify you within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.

 

In the event of a security breach on any third party server which we use to store your information  we will notify you as soon as we can reasonably do so once we have been notified by the third party.

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy please feel free to email us