OUR PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

Hi, Esme here. I want to make sure you understand what data I collect, how it is used and how carefully it is looked after so please read through this page if you’d like to know how I process your data. Much like you, I understand that data is important personal currency and I most certainly don’t like mine to end up in the wrong places, with the wrong people. I will treat yours with the same care that I treat mine! if you have any privacy concerns or queries then please email me at info(at)theconfidentfreelancer.com

 

PRIVACY POLICY: 

 

This privacy policy notice is for this website; www.theconfidentfreelancer.com and served by Esme Worrell trading as Esme Filsinger

This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of www.theconfidentfreelancer.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through www.theconfidentfreelancer.com (the “Website”).When accessing the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take, during your visit. This policy applies to information we collect on the Website and in email, or other electronic messages between you and the Website. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

Policy key definitions:

“I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, [Business name & other trading names].”you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.

GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.

ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.

Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device. 

 

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases:

We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we currently do not advertise businesses or services outside of our own. We will update our policy accordingly if/when this changes.Lawful basis: ConsentThe reason we use this basis: Our cookie notification popup notifies the user of the cookies we use and prompts a positive opt-in by either clicking “I agree” or by continuing to use the site without adjusting the cookie settings according to the instructions on this page. At the bottom of our privacy policy we show you how to disable cookies if you would prefer to use the site without.We process your information in the following ways: We use basic cookies for necessary functionality of our website, alongside third party analytics tools including Google Analytics and social media tracking pixels.

Why do we use third party tracking tools?To be frank, my business would not work without the ability to target my adverts, track what content is engaging for my users and give data-driven feedback on what works and what does not, however if you prefer not to use cookies scroll to the bottom of this page to learn how to disable them.

These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. To opt out of their use, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.

Data retention period: We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

 

Sharing your information:

We do share your personal information with approved third party services unless you have opted out of the use of cookies. Here are the services we currently use:

 

Google analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic on our website so that we can see which content is engaging and where our traffic is coming from. This helps us to keep creating relevant and useful materials for you and tells us which ad campaigns, websites and social platforms are driving traffic to us. You can read their privacy policy here:  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=ZZ

 

Facebook pixel: We like to keep our Facebook ads relevant to our users and make sure we are targeting the right people. We also like to see which of our ad campaigns are working, all so we can continue to bring you this wonderful information! You can read their privacy policy here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Mailchimp: If you opt in to receive our newsletter, some information will be shared with our mail provider Mailchimp. You will find an unsubscribe button at the bottom of every email you receive from us or you can contact us via email (info(at)theconfidentfreelancer.com) at any time and we will remove you immediately. You can see their privacy policy here:  https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

 

Other Cookies:

We use cookies for the basic functionality of the website including blog comments and monitoring whether you have agreed to our use of cookies by accepting through the popup or continuing to use the website without disabling cookies first. 

 

Disclosure Of Your Information

As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.

 

How Do We Protect Your Information?

We use commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party services. Email is not recognised as a secure medium of communication and for this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. We use a secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to make sure that any data transmitted to other sites is safe from being intercepted. This is mainly for the safety of paid services for example card processing.

 

Disabling cookies:

Chrome browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Firefox browser: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences 

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Microsoft Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

Other browsers: Contact your browsers customer support or search their help pages for information on cookie management. 

 

For any concerns on privacy or cookies please email info(at)theconfidentfreelancer.com 

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