Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://stoneswebstrategy.com

STONES Web Strategy

147 Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8QN

Definitions and interpretation

In this privacy policy for STONES Web Strategy, the following definitions are used: ‘Data’ refers to all information that you submit to us via our website, encompassing details submitted during appointment bookings, filling out contact forms, or downloading guides, and aligns with definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws. ‘Cookies’ are small text files placed on your computer by our website when visiting certain parts or using certain features, detailed further in our Cookie Declaration. The term ‘Data Protection Laws’ encompasses any applicable law relating to processing personal data, including the GDPR and related UK legislation. ‘STONES Web Strategy’, referred to as ‘we’ or ‘us’, is a company incorporated in England and Wales, specializing in web design and sales strategy. ‘User’ or ‘you’ denotes any third party accessing our website who is neither employed nor engaged by STONES Web Strategy. Our ‘Website’ is the site you are currently using, https://stoneswebstrategy.com, and its sub-domains, unless excluded by their own terms. This policy, in its interpretation, considers singular and plural forms as interchangeable, references to clauses and schedules are to those in this policy, a reference to a person includes legal entities, ‘including’ implies inclusiveness without limitation, and statutory provisions consider their amendments. The headings and sub-headings are not a formal part of this policy. The scope of this privacy policy is confined to the actions of STONES Web Strategy and users with respect to this website and does not extend to any externally linked websites, including social media platforms. As per applicable Data Protection Laws, STONES Web Strategy is the ‘data controller’, meaning we determine the processing purposes and methods of your data. We collect various data, including personal data such as name, contact information, and details of website visits and interactions, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

We collect Data in the following ways: a.data is given to us by you b.data is collected automatically Data that is given to us by you STONES Web Strategy will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example: when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means; when you elect to receive marketing communications from us; when you use our services; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. Data that is collected automatically  To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example: We automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content. We will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies and how we use them on the Website, see the section below headed “Cookies”.

Our use of Data

Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons: internal record keeping; improvement of our products/services; transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

For other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we’ll provide. If you are not satisfied with our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your rights” below.

Keeping Data secure

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example: a. access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you. b. we store your Data on secure servers.

If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to your Data: Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why. Right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. c. Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems. Right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it. Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data. f. Right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: hello@stoneswebstrategy.com

If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.

It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Links to other websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statements of other websites prior to using them.

Changes in business ownership and control

STONES Web Strategy may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of STONES Web Strategy Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Cookies

For full details about the Cookies we use please read our Cookie Policy.

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. STONES Web Strategy uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. STONES Web Strategy has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling STONES Web Strategy to provide a better 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.

You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookie Declaration.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to www.aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

General

You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

You may contact STONES Web Strategy by email at hello@stoneswebstrategy.com 1st February 2024