Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of www.arts-wales.co.uk

This is all about what information we collect, why we collect it, where we keep details stored and what we intend to do with any personal information collected. In short I respect your personal information and as such will not pass on your details to any third party for any reason other than by direction of a court of law in the United Kingdom. I provide this information to maintain some level of transparency in an effort to give you, the user, as much confidence in using this site as possible. If you have any particular questions then please contact me using the messaging facility provided on the Contact Us page.

For most of us we see the headings on all the legal stuff and promptly glaze over, tick the box saying that we have read and understood the said policies, terms and conditions and rapidly move on to the really interesting stuff. However, any good Privacy Policy will give you some very relevant and important information about the protection of your personal information.

Normal website usage
Registered Users
Members, Sponsors and Advertisers
Site ownership details
Third Party Privacy Policies > Google, Paypal and Clickbank
How to remove or amend your personal details
More information

General Information about normal website usage.

Visitors to www.arts-wales.co.uk are generally able to do so anonymously and you don’t have to submit any personal information about yourself.

Site Statistics

I collect general information about the site users and visitors this will include fairly standard site statistics used by most web designers. The following data is collected on an aggregate basis and is NOT personally identifiable:

They are used to monitor the way people use the site and will include the following sort of information:

  • Daily usage of the site including the number of visitors, which pages they view and how long they stay on the site.
  • Most popular pages and how often they have been opened.
  • Entry and exit pages
  • Referring sites – such as search engines and links from other sites – will include how many people have been referred by those links
  • Search phrases used to find the site and how often those search phrases have been used.
  • Browsers used whilst viewing the site.
  • Countries of origin where traceable.

I reserve the right to change the type of statistics I collect but will post relevant information on the appropriate web page as and when the changes take place. It is recommended that you check our Privacy Policy regularly for information about these changes.

Which of this information is personally identifiable?

We automatically collect IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, domain name but not email addresses. These details are not used to identify personal details pertinent to the user.

When do I collect this information?

The information is collected constantly and is downloaded to the office computer periodically.

How is this information collected?

Automatically using standard statistics software available to most website designers and owners.

Where do I store this data?

The information is stored on a password protected directory on the server and on an office computer.

How long do I keep the data?

I keep the data for as long as is necessary and relevant to track and improve the website concerned.

Who has access to this data?

I, my employees and designated persons employed in working on the site to make the necessary improvements. General information about site usage may be made available to third parties. No personal information will be passed on to third parties for any reason whatsoever unless deemed appropriate by a court of law in the United Kingdom.

Does this site store information or use cookies on your computer?

Cookies which are defined as being any string of data stored on your personal computer, are stored on your computer in accordance with your computer settings.

Registered Users

If register on our site for any of the reasons below then you are in effect giving us permission to collect your personal details. These details will only be collected with your knowledge and only the details submitted by yourself when using the site facilities. The information supplied will only be used to enhance your user experience when browsing the site. Likely reasons to submit personal information:-

  • Subscribing to our online, email or printed newsletters.
  • Sending us an email
  • Giving us feedback, reporting problems, applying for more information.
  • Applications to join as a fully paid up member
  • Enquiring about our affiliate scheme
  • Using the online contact forms to contact registered users
  • Enquiring about sponsorship packages and advertising rates.
  • Joining our discussion groups and forum.

What kind of additional information do I collect?

Personal information including user name, email address, and full names as submitted when registering. We do not have access to your password unless you specifically request us to reset that password manually.

When do I collect this information?

This information is collected when you register.

How is this information collected?

The information is collected using the online forms provided on the site. The website has an automated system set up to email me when you first register.

Why do I collect this data?

To be able to assign registered users appropriate permissions for using the site, add them to the newsletter mailing lists as advertised, to communicate with you as and when we need to inform you of announcements, news and changes to the site and/or our policies as well as respond to specific queries and requests.

Where do I store this data?

On a password protected directory which is backed up regularly onto data disks stored at my premises. The back up data is stored on one other computer in my office.

How long do I keep the data?

For as long as is necessary for maintaining good user service. This will include a period of time after you de-register and/or unsubscribe at which time your details are added to an archive database to ensure that your details are not included on active lists.

Who has access to this data?

I, my employees and those employed to work on the site will have access to this data solely for the purpose of providing good service. The information is not passed onto any third party whatsoever unless deemed appropriate by a court of law in the United Kingdom.

Does this site store information or use cookies on your computer?

Cookies, which can be defined by strings of data stored on your computer, are used to allow you to choose settings for automatic log in when you visit the site. www.arts-wales.co.uk will place a cookie on your computer so that the site will remember you when you next visit to save you having to remember passwords and logging in again. If you delete your temporary internet files or cookies then this data will be removed and you will need to re-enter the information.

Members, Affiliates, Sponsors and Advertisers

The site has various schemes set up to allow registered members access to member only areas, affiliates to be able to benefit from sales generated by their activities, and sponsors and advertisers to benefit from supporting and using the site. Data collected will be in accordance with what is required to offer best service to these groups and is stored in an appropriately safe environment to ensure that all details supplied is used for the purposes described and none other. However, I reserve the right to amend these but will give due notice to those concerned about any changes that I may make so that they have the option of opting out of any schemes to which they have subscribed. Amendments will be posted on the website and come in to effect at the time of publishing unless stated otherwise.

What kind of information do I collect?

Registration details including name, user name, email address, correspondence and/or registered address of your business. We will not require any bank, credit card or financial details whatsoever as these will be dealt with by third party service suppliers which are currently ClickBank and Paypal. For details of their Privacy Policies please see the links below.

Which of this information is personally identifiable?

All information is personally identifiable to ensure that commissions due are paid, and invoices raised for any revenue due to me for sponsoring and/or advertising on www.arts-wales.co.uk.

When do I collect this information?

All information is collected on registration and submission of required data.

How is this information collected?

Initially information is collected via email through this site, or the third party sites as described.

Why do I collect this data?

To ensure that all fully paid up members are able to benefit from access to the member only areas, and that advertisers and sponsors receive relevant information as and when promised.

Where do I store this data?

Basic information is stored on a password protected directory on the website, in back-up files on the office computers, in files used for tracking and collating data, as well as hard copies in files in our office as and when necessary.

How long do I keep the data?

As long as is necessary to ensure that we provide accurate information. This will include maintaining relevant details on those who choose to unsubscribe or cancel their membership to ensure that their details are not duplicated on any active lists.

Who has access to this data?

I, my employees and those employed to work on the site will have access to this data solely for the purposes of managing and administration. The information is not passed on to any third party unless deemed appropriate by a court of law in the United Kingdom. Information held by third party sites such as Paypal and Clickbank will be governed by their own Privacy Policies.

Does this site store information or use cookies on your computer?

Cookies, which can be defined by strings of data stored on your computer, are used to track relevant information required for monitoring and administration of memberships, affiliates and advertisers.

Site Ownership Details

This site is owned and managed by Georgina Lester

Ty Newydd Lodge,
Llanwenarth Citra,
Abergavenny,
Monmouthshire
NP7 7ET
United Kingdom

Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie:

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here – link coming soon.

  • Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy click on the link above.
ClickBank Privacy Policy

Click bank http://www.clickbank.com/legal.html

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the Click Bank Privacy Policy, you may contact them by submitting your inquiry to their Customer Service department.

Paypal Privacy Policy

To view the Privacy Policy for Paypal, please go to http://www.paypal.com and follow the links for their legal information or use the links below.

If you have questions or concerns regarding their policy, you should contact them by using their form or writing to them at PayPal, Attn: Privacy Department, P.O. Box 45950, Omaha, NE 68145-0950. PayPal maintains offices at 2211 N. First Street, San Jose, CA

PayPal is a TRUSTe licensee. If our response to your privacy concern is unsatisfactory, then you should contact TRUSTe by completing the form located at: http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php. TRUSTe will serve as a liaison to PayPal to resolve your concerns regarding our privacy practices. Please note that TRUSTe will not intervene for any other type of issue with your account.

How to remove or amend your personal details

If you want to remove or amend your personal details on our database then please contact me using the contact form by following the Contact Us links.

More information

If you have any questions and or suggestions about this Privacy Policy please contact me using the contact form by following the Contact Us links.

Update – webstats package just installed to assess the user statistics on the site. This software is in beta version so if you experience any issues with the site as a result then please get in touch with us immeditately.

They have an opt out option which allows you to choose to not have your data collected.

Visitors to this site are served a cookie that allows us to collect aggregated statistics about visitors use of this site. We do this to help us improve the site and make it easier to use and more relevant to you. All data is anonymous and no personally identifiable information is processed or stored so individual users can never be identified. This anonymous data is not shared with any organisation other than our analytics partner who may use it for commercial purposes. If you want to find out more about how your anonymous data is used or do not wish to contribute your data please click <a href=”http://www.yoursitestats.com/optout”>here</a>.

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