Our Aims Regarding Privacy and Data Protection
- We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
- We will never send you spam
- We will only collect and process your data when necessary
- Your privacy and data protection are part of your human rights
- We will always look after the data and the people it represents
The data controller of this website is Mel Owen Electrical Ltd registered in England & Wales as a Private Limited Company, registration number 06555927, registered office 15 Maelgwyn Drive, Deganwy, Conwy, Gwynedd, LL31 9UY
Data Protection Officer
Mr Melvyn Owen
Mel Owen Electrical Ltd
Telephone: 01492 581904
Our business, internal computer systems and our website conforms to the following legislation regarding data protection and user privacy
- UK Data Protection Act 1988
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018
As the above legislation is very strict and our website is compliant, it is likely to be compliant with many other countries legislation. If you are unsure that this site is compliant with your own countries specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer for clarification.
Personal Information That This Website Collects and Why It is Collected
Like most website, this website uses Google Analytics to track visitor interaction. This data is used to determine the number of visitors to our website. This allows us to understand how they found our website and to see their path through our website.
Whilst Google Analytics records your geographical location, the type of device you have used and its operating system along with the browser you used, it does not identify you to Mel Owen Electrical. Your IP address is collected by Google, this could identify you but, Google does not give us access to this under any circumstance.
To stop Google Analytics from tracking your visit and any other data whilst you visit our website, disable cookies within your browser.
If you add a comment to any of our blog posts, the name and email address you use with your comments are saved to this website’s database along with your computer’s IP address together with the time and date you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the blog post and is never passed on to any third-party. We only show your name and the date of your comment on the actual public blog post. If your email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will be displayed.
Your comments and personal data will remain on this website until we see fit to remove the comment or the linked blog post.
If you wish to have us remove the comment and your personal data, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the email address that you used to make the comment.
If you are under the age of 16 you MUST always obtain consent from your parent or guardian before posting a comment on our blog.
We recommend that you should always avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post you submit to our website.
Contact Forms and Email Links
If you use the contact form on our contact page or an email link to contact us, of the data you supply is stored on this website or passed to any third-party for processing. The data is collated into an email and sent to us using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
All our SMTP servers are protected using TLS (or sometimes called SSL) using SHA-2 256-bit encryption before being sent across the internet, this email content is then decrypted by our local computer and devices.
Cookies In Use on Our Websites
Our cookies help us
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you free services/content
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Remembering your search settings
- Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take a survey)
Third Party Cookies
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Social website cookies are used so you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
The privacy implications of this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at https://www.youronlinechoices.com. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so-called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
Links to other websites
Our websites may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
How We Store Your Personal Information
When you submit a comment to one of our blog posts, some of your personal information will be stored on our website’s database. As our website is built on the WordPress platform how comments are stored is built into WordPress and, as such, it is stored in an identifiable fashion.
GDRP recently added the requirement of Pseudonymisation which many web application developers are currently working on. We will look to implement it on our website as soon as is possible.
Our Website’s Server
Our website is hosted in the United Kingdom on Esthetig’s servers in the 20i data centre within the Nottinghamshire area and within the European Economic Area. The following are some of our server’s security features.
- 24h 7days a week 365 day a year onsite Technicians
- Biometric Security, CCTV and firewalls
- Advanced Fire Protection
- Redundant Power Supplies, UPS and Generators
- Timeline Backups
- All traffic between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
We use several third parties to process personal data on our behalf. We have chosen these third parties and they comply with the current legislation stated earlier in this document.
We will always report any illegal breaches of this website’s database or the databases of the third parties we use to all relevant persons and authorities with 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that the theft any personal data that can identify you have taken place.