The purpose of this statement is to inform users oftalkingblues.co.uk, which is managed by Talking Blues, about what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
Any information you provide will be held securely. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.
You have a right to access the personal information we hold about you at any time. If you wish to do this, please put your request in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fill in our form by clicking here and submit the request.
If you sign up to receive Newsletters from talkingblues.co.uk we will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested. We may occasionally contact subscribers to help us evaluate and improve the service that we offer.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better
THIS SITE USES GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This site uses Google Analytics demographics & reporting for the sole purpose of understanding our visitors, which allows us to better tailor my content & services to you. We will not facilitate the merging of any personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature without robust notice of, & your prior affirmative consent to that merger. Talking Blues regard your privacy as important & this information is neither personally identifiable nor shared with any 3rd party.
YOU CAN OPT OUT
You can opt out this data collection via Google cookies (or anonymous identifiers) at any time through ads settings, ad settings for mobile apps or through any other available means including Google analytics’s opt-outs for the web (see link): tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
We sometimes use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. Talking Blues does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The talkingblues.co.uk Web Team puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.
If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.