In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR 2018, this page informs you about how Samantha Kilford (“I”, “me”, or “my”) collects, processes and stores your personal data acquired through your use of the site samanthakilford.com (“The Blog”, “The Site”) as a visitor, enquirer or potential client (“You”, “Your”) and the choices you have associated with that data.
Your data is used to improve the blog. By using this site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
I collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve this site for you.
Types of Data Collected
While using the site, you may be asked to provide me with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Cookies and Usage Data
Information on how this site is accessed and used (“Usage Data”) may also be collected. This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages on this blog that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse the site.
Examples of Cookies used:
- Session Cookies to operate the site.
- Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
samanthakilford.com uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the site
- To notify you about changes to the site
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of the site when you voluntarily choose to do so
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that I can improve the site
- To monitor the usage of the site
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to me, please note that all data is transferred to and processed in the United Kingdom.
Disclosure Of Data
Samantha Kilford may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Samantha Kilford
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the blog
- To protect the personal safety of users of the blog or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security Of Data
All personal information stored by Samantha Kilford is done so via password-protected means. If you send me a message directly to my business e-mail, your personal information will not be shared, sold or traded with anyone else and will only be used so I can personally contact you to discuss your inquiry further.
The security of your data is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The information voluntarily submitted by you to me for inquiry, potential job or collaboration, will be stored in a password-protected email account as well as password-protected folders as digital information. Sensitive and private data exchange happens over SSL secured communication.
I will contact you using your personal information provided to discuss with you any inquiries and in regard to any services booked. I may also use your information to contact you for your views on my services.
I may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the site (“Service Providers”), to provide the site on my behalf, to perform blog-related services or to assist me in analysing how this site is used.
These third parties may have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on my behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Links To Other Sites
This blog does link to third-party websites if and where relevant. For example, you may see me linking to a product I have mentioned in the post where you can buy/learn more about it. I do my utmost to make sure any purchase links go to stores that I trust and have used myself such as Amazon or Book Depository.