Carl Syres - Artist, Harrogate, Pencil Drawings


1.0 Core beliefs regarding user privacy and data protection

User privacy and data protection are human rights
I have a duty of care to the people within our data
Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
I loathe spam as much as you do!
I will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information

2.0 Relevant legislation

This website is designed to comply with the following national
and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
Australian Privacy Act 1988 (APA)

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the
data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.
If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation
you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 6.0) for clarification.

3.0 Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

3.1 Site visitation tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. I use this data to determine the number of people
using our site, to better understand how they find and use the web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information
personally identifies you to me. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify
you but Google do not grant me access to this. I consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 6.0 below).

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. FYI our website uses the analytics.js implementation of GA.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

3.2 Email links

Should you choose to contact me using an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed
to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 6.0. Instead the data will be collated into an email
and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL)
meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet.
The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.

4.0 About this website’s server

This website is hosted by Vital Technology Group within a UK data centre.

Full details of Vitals Hosting’s data centre can be found here: https://www.vital.co.uk/

5.0 Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all
relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

6.0 Data Controller

The data controller of this website is: Carl Syres

7.0 Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments.
We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check
this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below.

10.1 Change log
15/01/2018 Privacy policy instigated.

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