Sowden & Sowden Ltd. (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
We ensure that the provisions and obligations imposed by the Data Protection Act 1998, General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and Data Protection Principles together with any subsequent re-enactment or amendment thereof in storing and processing data, are complied with at all times.
This policy only applies to our site. If you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you will be subject to the policy of that website provider. We have no control over that policy or the terms of the website and you should check their policy before continuing to access the site.
We may collect and store the following data about you:
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual and we will not collect personal information in this way.
We may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for one of our suppliers.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We retain your information only as long as is necessary for the purpose for which we obtained it and any other permitted linked purposes. If information is used for more than one purpose, we will retain your personal information until the purpose with the latest period expires; but will stop using it for the purpose with a shorter period once that period expires.
We restrict access to your information to only those persons who need to use it for the relevant purpose.
Our retention periods are based on business needs and your information that is no longer needed is either irreversibly anonymised or destroyed securely.
We keep your information for as long as is necessary, but only for the relevant purpose that we collected it for. You retain the right to remove this consent at any one point in time.
For a contract
In relation to your information used to perform any contractual obligation with you we may retain that data whilst the contract remains in place plus a further 5 years in order to deal with queries that may arise.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can also exercise this right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. We will respond within one calendar month.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our clients or partners, and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
The GDPR Article gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the GDPR Article. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We will respond to your access request within one calendar month.
You have the right to rectify your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete, you can make this request for rectification either verbally or in writing by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org where we will respond within one calendar month.
You have the right to block or restrict the processing of your data. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting email@example.com. We will respond within one calendar month.
You have the right to data portability allowing you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. This only applies to the personal data you have provided to us. You can exercise this right by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond within one calendar month.
Our cookies help us:
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Removing or not using cookies on our site will likely mean that our site will not work as you will expect.
(PHPSESSID) – To identify a specific user session and of which expires at the end of the session.
(_utm) – This cookie stores information via google analytics to track your activity on our site. This cookie is used by Soundcloud, YouTube and vimeo on our embedded players.
(UID / UIDR) – This is a third-party cookie used by ShareThis (Our social plugin) to send tracking information to ComScore a data tracking company affiliated with ShareThis.
(VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE / YSC / PREF / GEUP / ACTIVITY) – These cookies are used by Youtube (Google) to allow you to view clips embedded on our site and also track some information.