- Personal data is defined as any data that can be used to identify a living person, directly or indirectly.
- It includes things such as a name, photo, email address, personal bank or medical details, or a computer IP address.
- The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. It was designed designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe and to protect EU citizens’ data privacy.
- Stranks Associates will never sell or distribute or make public your personal information.
The personal information that Stranks Associates collects
For the day-to-day running of the business it is necessary to collect certain user informatiom. This website uses:
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports on the user’s interactions with the site.
Each time you visit the site, the code tracks information about your visit, for instance how long you are on a certain page.
GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, but does not personally identify you. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
Contacting Stranks Associates
Email correspondence is an everyday part of running a business and a necessary communication tool. We use Gmail to log in and read and respond to emails. Your email addresses are stored there but the account is password protected.
Occasionally we will want to contact all of Stranks Associates clients and so every now and then you will receive a newsletter email from me. To do this we use a service called Campaign Monitor. For GDPR purposes this is considered a third party data processor. Your email and name are stored on their systems. Every newsletter Stranks Associates send out via Campaign Monitor has an unsubscribe link on them so you will be able to remove yourself, or you can contact me directly if one is not to hand.
Personal information stored by Stranks Associates
This site has been built using WordPress. This uses databases to store the site content as well as user information. In the near future we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.
Pseudonymisation is a recent requirement of the GDPR which many web application developers are currently working to fully implement. We are committed to keeping it as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.
Third party data processors
We use a number of services to run Stranks Associates and you can read up about their Privacy Policies here:
The data controller of this website is:
bpm web design ltd
Unit 11, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6HA
Incorporated in England and Wales.
Company Number 8710002
The company is run by:
7 Marsh End, Tetsworth, Thame, Oxon, OX9 7AU
Telephone: 07946 548 583