This is the privacy notice of www.htdigitalagency.com, which is owned and operated by Helen Taylor, and its trading address is HTDigital Agency, 71-75 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9JQ. In this document, “we”, “our”, or “us” refers to Helen Taylor trading as HTDigital Agency.
This policy applies to all information we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you ("") and information that could not. In the context of the law and this policy, “” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our website immediately.We take the protection of your privacy and confidentiality seriously. We understand that all visitors to our website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.Our policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regard to the processing and control of your personal data. You can do this now by reading the information provided at www.knowyourprivacyrights.org Except as set out below, we do not share, sell or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.
The bases on which we process information about you
The law requires us to determine under which of six bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category.
If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant, then we shall immediately stop processing your data.
If the basis changes then, if required by law, we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.
1. Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you
When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.
In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.
We may use it in order to:
verify your identity for security purposes; sell products and/or services to you; provide you with our products and/or services; and/or provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using our website.
We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.
Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information (for example, to monitor our performance with respect to a particular product or service we provide). If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable.
We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
2. Information we process with your consent
Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including (but not limited to) our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.
Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send us a message by email to which you would reasonably expect us to reply.
Except where you have consented to our use of your information for a specific purpose, we do not use your information in any way that would identify you personally. We may, however, aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information (for example, to monitor the performance of a particular page on our website).
If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide products and/or services you would find useful.
We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent, or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at [email protected] However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.
3. Information we process for the purposes of legitimate interests
We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.
Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:
whether the same objective could be achieved through other means;whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm; and whether you would expect us to process your data and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so.
For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our business;responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response;protecting and asserting our legal rights;insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage business risk; or protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so.
4. Information we process because we have a legal obligation
We are subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes we must process your information to comply with a statutory obligation.
For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation (such as a search warrant or court order). This may include your personal information.
Specific uses of information you provide to us
5. Information provided on the understanding that it will be shared with a third party
Our website may allow you to post information with a view to that information being read, copied, downloaded or used by other people.
Examples may include:
posting a message in our forum;tagging an image; and clicking on an icon next to another visitor’s message to convey your agreement, disagreement or thanks.
In posting personal information, it is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might use it.
We do not specifically use this information except to allow it to be displayed or shared. We do store it, and we reserve a right to use it in the future in any way we decide.
Once your information enters the public domain, we have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.
Provided your request is reasonable and there is no legal basis for us to retain it, then at our discretion we may agree to your request to delete personal information that you have posted. You can make a request by contacting us at [email protected]
We also use third parties to deliver the products you buy from our website. We need to share some of your information (such as your name and address) with those third parties so they can deliver what you have bought.
6. Complaints regarding content on our website
Our website may be a publishing medium. Anyone may register and then publish information about himself, herself or some other person.
We do not moderate or control what is posted.
If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint. If we feel your complaint is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.
Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.
If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.
7. Information relating to your method of payment
Payment information is never taken by us or transferred to us either through our website or otherwise. Our employees and contractors never have access to it.
At the point of payment, you are transferred to a secure page on the website of PayPal/Stripe. That page may be branded to look like a page on our website, but it is not controlled by us.
8. Sending a message to us
We keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to track our communications with you to provide a high quality service.
When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us.
We use that information to resolve your complaint.
If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is.
We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.
10. Affiliate and business partner information
This is information given to us by you in your capacity as an affiliate of us or as a business partner.
It allows us to recognise visitors you have referred to us, and to credit to you commission due for such referrals. It also includes information that allows us to transfer commission to you.
The information is not used for any other purpose.
We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship.
We expect any affiliate or partner to agree to reciprocate this policy.
Use of information we collect through automated systems when you visit our website
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit most websites. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.
Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.
Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
By using our website, you may also receive third party cookies on your computer or device. Third party cookies are those placed by websites, services and/or parties other than us. We use third party cookies for advertising services. These cookies are not integral to the functionality of the Site.
All cookies used by and on our website are used in accordance with UK and EU cookie law.
Before cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will usually be shown a message bar requesting your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of cookies; however, certain features of the website may not function fully or as intended.
Certain features of our website depend on cookies to function. UK and EU cookie law deems these cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Your consent will not be sought to place these cookies. You may still block these cookies by changing your browser’s settings, but our website may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
Our website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics are a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to understand how people use the website. This, in turn, enables us to improve the website and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these cookies. However, while our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the website, it enables us to continually improve the website, making it a better and more useful experience for you. Certain analytics cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit our website and it may not be possible for us to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these cookies and prevent future use of them.
12. Personal identifiers from your browsing activity
Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded.
We record information such as your geographical location, your internet service provider and your IP address. We also record information about the software you are using to browse our website, such as the type of computer or device and its screen resolution.
We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you.
If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website.
13. Our use of re-marketing
Re-marketing involves placing a cookie on your computer when you browse our website in order to be able to serve to you an advert for our products or services when you visit some other website.
Disclosure and sharing of your information
14. Information we obtain from third parties
Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we sometimes receive data that is indirectly made up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use.
No such information is personally identifiable to you.
15. Third party advertising on our website
Third parties may advertise on our website. In doing so, those parties, their agents or other companies working for them may use technology that automatically collects information about you when their advertisement is displayed on our website.
16. Data may be processed outside the European Economic Area
Our website is hosted in the UK, Europe and the United States of America.
We may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Economic Area from time to time in other aspects of our business. Accordingly, data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Economic Area. For example, some of the software our website uses may have been developed in the United States of America.
To safeguard data transferred outside the European Economic Area, the data protection clauses in our contracts with data processors include transfer clauses written by or approved by a supervisory authority in the European Economic Area.
Access to your own information
17. Access to your personal information
At any time, you may review or update the personally identifiable information we hold about you by signing in to your account on our website.
To obtain a copy of any information that is not provided on our website you may send us a request at .
After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information and whether we require any fee for providing it to you.
18. Removal of your information
If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our website, please contact us at [email protected]
This may limit the service we can provide to you.
19. Verification of your information
When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.
20. Use of site by children
We do not sell products or provide services for purchase by children, nor do we market to children.
If you are under 18, you may use our website only with consent from a parent or guardian.
We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and some of those users and visitors may be children. Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of our website and will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit.
21. Encryption of data sent between us
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and to encrypt any data you give us.
Whenever information is transferred between us, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser’s URL bar or toolbar.
22. How you can complain
23. Retention period for personal data
to provide you with the services you have requested;to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by our tax authorities; and/or to support a claim or defence in court.
24. Compliance with the law
However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us by email at [email protected], or by post at HT Digital Agency, 71-75 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9JQ.