Privacy policy

The policy: This privacy policy notice is for this website: zoeamar.com. It is served by Zoe Amar Communications Limited registered at 26 Burnham Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4QW and governs the privacy of those who use this website. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease using this website.

Policy key definitions:

  • “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, Zoe Amar Communications Limited, also trading as Zoe Amar Digital.
  • “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful basis.

We use the Consent lawful basis under the GDPR for the processing of your information when you explicitly consent to subscribe to our email mailing list. Your information is used to send you marketing messages within the scope outlined to you at the point of subscription.

We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any email we send you, or it is determined your consent no longer exists.

Your personal information is stored with Mailchimp who are a third party organisation. Their Privacy Policy can be seen here. Your data will only ever be used for our newsletter, and will not be shared with anyone else.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we only process personal data for core business purposes.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.

Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Transparent Privacy Explanations

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Currently our website does not contain adverts, sponsored or affiliate links, neither are we working with any advertising suppliers or affiliates.

Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis menitoned above for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” section above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an Email Marketing Service provider (EMS). An EMS is a third party service provider of software or applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons, tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as: times; dates; I.P addresses; opens; clicks; forwards; geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences and the information we hold about you at any time. This can be done by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any email we send you and following that link through to our Unsubscribe form.

If you wish to receive our newsletters, you have to sign up to our Mailing List via our website. In doing so, you are providing consent for us to process your personal data for the specific purpose of sending you these occasional newsletters and email updates.

We only collect email addresses and an individual’s name, although this latter item is completely optional. This data is stored within Mailchimp’s database, through whom we send our emails. You can find Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy here.

Our EMS provider is Mailchimp. We collect and hold the following information about you within this EMS system:

  • Email address
  • Name (if provided by you)
  • Subscription time & date

Resources & further information

Last updated: May 2018.

This privacy policy is based on this Website Privacy Policy Template. Made available without liability by Jamie King