I am personally committed to protecting your privacy, and take my responsibilities regarding the security of client information very seriously. This policy explains how I use any client information and how I protect your privacy.
This website website (the Site) is owned and maintained by me personally and is also updated without assistance from any third party, and is available to persons anywhere in the world. The distribution of material on the Site may be restricted by the laws or regulations of the country from which you are accessing the Site. Where there are such restrictions then this information is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any such jurisdiction and persons accessing these pages are required to inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions.
All information on the Site is issued subject to my terms of business which clients are encouraged to read. Clients can view and reproduce the terms by clicking here
Use of Client Information
I do not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to me. This means that you can visit this site without telling me who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.
When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, I use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the advice or information you have requested).
I require certain information to allow me to provide any advice. This often includes your name, postal and email addresses. This information allows me to respond tp your request and deal with any subsequent queries arising.
Personally identifiable information is stored on my Web server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information can only be accessed by employees on a "need to know" basis.
I use email links on the Site to allow you to contact me directly via e-mail. I use the information provided in your e-mail to respond to your questions or comments. I may also store your comments for future reference.
Disclosure to Third Parties
I do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. I never disclose information about a client or enquiry without your explicit permission UNLESS I am obliged to by law.
When you pay for my services by credit card I offer the latest secure server software (SSL version 3) which encrypts all information you input before it is transmitted.
Furthermore, as required by the UK Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, I follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given me to prevent unauthorized access. My security procedures mean that I may occasionally request proof of identity before I am able to disclose sensitive information to you.
Any credit or debit card information provided is submitted directly to WorldPay who process orders on my behalf and the respective credit card companies. This information is not made available to me.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive, and allow me to gather anonymous clickstream information. Cookies can be deleted from your hard drive if you do not want your web usage information to be revealed. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to prevent that. Even without a cookie you can use most of the features on the Site.
Anonymous clickstream information is collected for every visitor to the Site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are not stored, but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region. I do not make any association between this information and a visitor's identity.
I use site tracking software to monitor traffic patterns and site usage to help me develop the design and layout of the Site. The software does not enable me to capture any personally identifying information and I do not make any association between this information and a visitor's identity.
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Stephen J. Dann, October, 2005