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PRIVACY POLICY LAST  UPDATE 21/05/18  In regard to GDRP Privacy Rules

                    Please also read  My Terms  and Conditions of Use.

Thank you for visiting.  I want you to be secure when visiting my website just as I also want the websites that I build for my clients to be safe. That is why security is built-in, this whole site is protected by secure socket layer technology positive SSL from Comodo.

For legislative purposes the data controller for this site is Charles Paxton, sole trader and owner of thewebcat.biz. For our mutual security I have installed a security certificate to verify the identity of my site and to prevent others from masquerading and misrepresenting themselves.

I only use customers’ contact information to accomplish their requests in my professional capacity as web designer and do not normally use any personal data for any reason other than communicating with each customer and satisfying their requirements. I have never yet had cause to share data with authorities in connection with official investigation or for legal defence or dispute settlement, but I reserve the right to do so if necessary. Otherwise I won’t share information about you apart from your official publicity material. Sharing that is my business.

This policy in combination with my terms and conditions of use define the basis on which any personal data I may collect from you will be used and shared by me.  Please read it before using my site and rest assured that I won’t share your contact details with third parties for marketing purposes.

You may contact me via my contact page or by mail at


   1209 West Port Union Rd, Farmerville LA 71241  or by calling 1 318 331 1531

  

This Privacy Policy also serves for any website that I have created where the site-owner/s and I act as a joint administrative body and the site is ‘down’, i.e. its own documentation on site happens to be temporarily unavailable online. Users may contact me and I will endeavour to put the site owner in contact with you.  


MY PROMISE TO RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS


I value my own privacy and I respect my customers’ rights to privacy too. When you share any information with me by any means, letter, email, phone or private message or face to face, I will not share that with third parties except in the case where you intend it to be shared wider through publication or in the highly unusual case where I would be required to do so by law or in the event that it formed the basis of formal legal defence.  As a current or prospective client, the only information that I need from you is that which is necessary to build your site and mount your content. I don’t need or want any other information from you.  Please keep any sensitive information to yourself because I’m really not interested in it.

I don’t want any personal information from people who aren’t my customers or don’t plan to be my customers.

My business ethics are underpinned by respect for my customers and their site users. My customer base is small and relatively select. I want my clients to be satisfied with the service I provide and so I try hard to provide a good service at a reasonable price.


1. I don’t ‘cold call’ anybody.  

2. I will never ask anyone for bank details

3. I will never send spam email

4. I will never send emails with no subject line, or no text other than dubious links, or dubious links with sales text.

5. I understand that my customers’ business activities might be commercially sensitive and contain proprietary methods and I don’t discuss any of this with third parties.


If you ever get any of that trouble, it isn’t from me.


YOUR RIGHT TO VIEW ANY PERSONAL DATA THAT I HOLD ABOUT YOU


The Data Protection laws give you the right to access information held about you. Any access request may be subject to a fee of up to £20 to meet my costs in providing you with details of the information (if any) that I hold about you and must be accompanied by positive proof of your identity. Please note that I don’t store information other than contact details, website files and invoices on my private PC so I cannot oblige you with any other information about yourself.

My equipment is protected by anti-virus software, and is backed up on an external hard drive. I also keep written information about websites off-line. This is very necessary, because I cannot remember all the various passwords involved and I sometimes have cause to remind some of you of them. Also you may need to access them via my wife in the event of my death if you lose your information.

In the event of you losing or forgetting your password I will call you to discuss the issue.


YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE SOME OR All DATA I MAY HOLD ABOUT YOU DELETED


In the event that you’d like some or all your data deleted or your website taken off-line, please make your request to me in writing and I’ll verify the details of your request with you by private phone-call to prevent mistakes, and then serve your request.


YOUR RIGHT TO MOVE YOUR DATA OFF MY SERVER

In the event that you’d like your website or domain moved, please make your request to me in writing and I’ll verify details of your request with you by private phone call to prevent mistakes, and then happily oblige with your request.


CONTINUANCE


In the sad event of my clients passing on, I will follow their pre-arranged legacy arrangements.

In the sad event of my passing on, please follow our pre-arranged legacy plans.


INFORMATION IN EVENT OF DATA SECURITY BREACH

Data breaches can happen to even large organizations such as banks and govt. offices. If I become aware of theft or loss of your data from hacking or equipment failure or any other possibility I shall endeavour to alert you as soon as possible. Please alert me if you become aware of a risk, such as a lost notebook or lap-top. You are entitled to be alerted within 72 hrs by GDPR rules, but I’d try to notify you quicker if I can and arrange the resetting of passwords and any other remedial action that might help.


You can improve security by not using the same password for different purposes and changing your passwords regularly. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you notice anything suspicious or want to change your passwords for email or ftp or whatever.



INFORMATION I MAY COLLECT FROM CUSTOMERS

To function as a good website designer I have a legal right to use information that you provide me for that purpose. I may also collect and store the following information about you, my customer:


1. Information that you provide to me for the purpose of contacting you as a prospective or existing customer.  This includes posting material to me by private message via social media or verbal communications in person pertinent to serving your needs as my customer.  If you experience email trouble, you can contact me via my Facebook for example.  All communications by social media, mail, Internet or telephone will pass beyond the borders of the UK and EU because I reside and operate in the U.S.A. and communications to me may pass through countries with laxer standards than our own.  So, quite simply don’t send me any sensitive data. I don’t need it to accomplish my work for you and you don’t have to share it with me in order for me to do my job. Only share that information with me that is necessary to build or manage your websites, please.


2. I may also ask you for further information to clarify matters if you report a problem with my sites, but I will only ask questions pertinent to fixing the technical issues.


3. If and when you contact me, I may keep a record of that correspondence; and I may refer to it in the future when tracking an invoice, in assessing my taxes due, or if it helps me fix a similar technical issue. Issues tend to repeat.


4.  While information about site visitors’ use of my site, and details of your visits to my sites and the resources that you access from those sites is visible via my servers’ password protected control panels and may be accessed via my servers,  I won’t share these details with any third party except in the case where I have to use them in legal defence or a request for data is made by the police. These details including the computer’s browsing software, the IP address, country of operation, time, date and duration of visits do not alone identify an individual user, but they may still assist police in a criminal investigation where a case can be built from assimilating such fragments of information in jig-saw fashion.


INFORMATION I MAY VIEW FROM SITE VISITORS


Whenever we use the Internet, our use leaves a record on servers where the sites that we visit are stored, the servers record basic user information such as your computer’s I.P. address, country of operation, browser software, which pages are visited and for how long, which page resources are downloaded, the time, date and duration of visit etc. This information can help me as a web designer see which pages are more or less popular and theoretically this can help me improve my services and thus my site’s popularity. This is statistical data about users' browsing actions and patterns and I don’t use it to identify any individual.


On the subject of privacy please note that the browser software that you use logs the sites that you visit in a ‘History’ that you or another user of a shared computer can access.  Be careful to log out of websites when using shared computers, such as in a library, pub or school.

Here I outline what kind of information my website clients and I may collect from you and how I may and may not share it.

I will not share your details with third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.

I won’t share your details with anyone except in the following unusual cases:

A) where we are required to do so by law

B) where we deem it to be necessary for defence in the unlikely case of a dispute or litigation


We don’t need access to your private data at all. Other than the instances A) and B) mentioned above we operate without collection of, or reference to any of your information except the contact details you provide and professional information required for me to assist you in the proper accomplishment of my work as website designer and my clients to respectively serve their own customers.


Your rights to privacy include disclosure of any information that we might hold about you within a reasonable time frame, upon request accompanied by positive proof of your identity. For a nominal sum of up to twenty pounds Stirling, we will send you any information that we might have about you, please note that we will only share this with you when provided with positive proof of your identity and there may be no charge if there’s no information to show you.


Your rights to privacy include the partial or total erasure of any personal information that we might hold about you if you wish, again this would require a formal written request on your part accompanied by generally acceptable positive proof of your identity and the process may involve a small fee for time expended.


Your privacy rights also include the right to be informed of any physical or digital data breach discovered as soon as possible after its known occurrence, within 72 hours of its occurrence. This would include a lost note-book, organizer, letter or parcel, and briefcase or any electronic device lost, stolen or hacked if it contained your data. You will be made aware of the nature of the breach and the time of the breach, if and when it is known.

 It is a criminal offence to invade rights to privacy and we will assist the authorities in the persecution of any body who interferes with our working security arrangements.

Contact details provided by customers and prospective customers may be used by me to communicate with those members of the public for the purposes of satisfying their need for my professional services, all personal details submitted to me are stored securely, and are not retained for longer than necessary to serve their purpose and will be destroyed when no longer necessary.

Our server account is password protected and this website protected by secure socket layer technology. I'm relying on my server to let me know of any known data breach on their equipment in due timely fashion.



IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES


I don't use Cookies for my website anymore, just links. Be aware that if you visit my presences on social media sites, such as Facebook  and Google’s Youtube they set their own Cookies as part of their normal operation, this practice assists in recognising you as a previous user of their services with your own log-in details and interests and allows them to send advertisements that are better tailored to your interests. If they didn’t set cookies your experience would be different, you would be logged out of their password protected services, you would still see advertisements on their services but they wouldn’t necessarily match your interests, also you would need to enter your password on different service pages manually in order to access them. These providers have their own rigorous security protocols, and amazing back-up resources but they may still suffer hacking attacks, service break-downs etc. So, nothing is perfect, and it may be advisable to monitor news for occasions of breach and to notify me, also to periodically change your passwords.

NB. You can choose to use any website without cookies by selecting to block your browser’s acceptance of cookies via your browser’s preference settings if you wish. Seek instructions on how to do this via your chosen browser’s Help facility as the method to block cookie files varies by browser type.  If you need more help, please see  aboutcookies.org for help with changing settings on different browsers.


Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, but that action may impair user experience.

Please note that any sites linked to this one may also use cookies, over which I have no control. I advise you to read their respective Privacy Policies.


USE AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Personal data submitted to me will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of my clients websites as identified by them.

Personal and other information that you may submit for publication on my blogs will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world including countries outside the EU and UK. If you don’t want information published, then don’t publish it.

Your use of my blogs signifies that you expressly agree to such transfers of personal information in which you participate.

I will not collect your personal information from websites that I create in any other form than visitors' statistics and your communications to the administrators though email or as comments on the blogs in cases where the website owners ask for my involvement. Each website that I make for clients has its own terms of use and privacy policy because each client has a unique situation.  I am the technical contact for all of them, my clients are data controllers for their respective sites because they are the authorities regarding their own information. In instances where I and my clients are a joint administrative body, the site owners and I are referred to collectively henceforth in their site documentation and mine as ‘us’.

All electronic communications by you to us are voluntary upon your part and made entirely at your own risk.

As data transmission over the Internet is potentially insecure even with secure socket layer, I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet, you are advised not to submit sensitive information in an unencrypted form.


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

 In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, I may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that I am required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and/or

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend my or my clients’ legal rights, including providing information to authorities for the purposes of fraud prevention.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, I will not provide your information to third parties.


YOUR RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF SECURITY OF  PERSONAL DATA ON SITES THAT I DON’T CONTROL

Our sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. Any data you send them will be at your own recognisance and made at your own risk.


JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to this site. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales in case of an issue arising there or Laws applicable in Louisiana in case of an issue arising there, depending upon the locality of the website client, not the website visitor. I.e. I’m not going to visit a court house in a remote country for a website visitor’s plaint.


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND OR TERMS OF USE

Any changes I may make to my privacy policy or terms in the future will be posted on the appropriate page and the last date changed will show when the text was most recently revised.

I may change these terms of use at any time by amending this page. I will contact my clientele by email when changes are made.

Would other visitors to my website please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes I have made, as they are binding on you. You can see the last date changed at the top of the page and the guiding reference as an indicator of what if anything, is new.


CONTACT

Questions, comments, concerns and requests regarding these terms  and conditions, policies and any material appearing on our sites covered by this privacy policy are welcomed and should be sent via means listed on the contact page


Thank you for visiting and reading all this.



 The WebCat  Contact Charles