Your privacy is extremely important to me, and I respect your right to it - that's why I've limited the data collection methods I use on my website.
The Data Controller for this website is Ben Ardley, and you can contact me via this website here.
How I collect data
Excluding data collected from Analytics Tracking, see Cookies on this site page, there is a contact form located on the Contact page. In order for the form to work as intended and collect only relevant data from you, you'll need to enter: your name, email address and an optional message. If you choose to contact me via this form, I will make every effort to respond.
Request to remove data and exercise your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you've used this form to provide information and wish to have it removed from my system, please reach out to me again with your name and email address - if I haven't replied already - and let me know you don't want to hear from me again, in the future or for me to reply to your message. I will remove any personal information I have about you as soon as I receive this request.
Use, Storage and Retaining data
Unless email communications continue between you and myself, I will not store any of your personal information after 30 days of your initial message (or before a request to remove your data). I may keep a digital copy of any email communications for an additional 30 days, after which they will be anonymised and stored.
Under GDPR, your principal rights are to:
object to processing;
complain to a supervisory authority; and
As a web-user in the EU, you may exercise your legal rights by contacting the data controller. For users outside the EU, I will adjust reasonably and accommodate your request in accordance with the principal rights of users within the EU.
Any external links from this website ("benardley.co.uk") to another are checked prior to linking and publishing to ensure they are appropriate and provide reasonably meaning to you, the user. Afterwards, the externally link site/content may change and I am not responsible for this.
Updates to this policy
Updates may be made to this policy at any time, without any written notice. Everytime you choose to submit data on this website, please refer to this policy first. When changes are made, a notification banner, or similar, will appear every page notifying users of the changes. This banner, or similar, will only be shown for between 7 - 14 days after the changes are published.
By using this website, you agree to the terms of the this policy.