Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how I, Alec Carmichael, uses and protects any information that you give me when you use this website.

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, and then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 28/October/2012.

What I collect

My contact form asks for the following pieces of information:

  • name
  • telephone number
  • email address

What I do with this information

I only need this information so I know who you are and how to contact you, should you decide to hire me as your graphic designer. Most other privacy statements go on to say stuff about " improving our products and services"  and " we may periodically send promotional emails.."etc...which is all a load of bollocks. I have no intention at all of using any of the information you give me via my contact form in any way other than to converse with you about work. Any future use of your information will be by me only, should you require my services again. From time to time I work closely with a friend of mine called Paul Paradise. Depending on the nature of the job in hand you may be hiring both of us (this will, of course, be discussed beforehand! It won't be a surprise or anything!). In the event of this happening I will share your contact information with him. Like me, he is not in the business of disclosing it to anyone else. Should anyone else be involved in any work we do together I shall discuss the sharing of your information with you on a case-by-case basis...Does anyone actually ever read these pages? It's just your name, email address and phone number...it should be bleedin' obvious why I've asked for them... *sigh* ..Oh well...I suppose I have tomhave something here...

Security

Your name, email address and contact number will be added to my email programme (Thunderbird). I keep my email accounts very secure with a stupidly long password which, according to howsecureismypassword.net , a password of similar length and complexity would take an estimated 4,000 years to break. I access my email from this PC only. Your name and contact number will probably be added to my mobile phone. This is not password protected, but can - quickly - be remotely blocked/wiped in the event of it going missing. I don't use my mobile phone for email purposes and no email addresses are stored in it.

How we use cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website."

 

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that I do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, I 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. In the event of me linking to something grim, suspect, dubious, distasteful etc I will give you prior warning. As this website stands today - October the 28th 2014 - there are no such links. I am, though, a passionate vegan and have been known to post links to disturbing Peta undercover videos on Facebook. Should I decide to post anything like that here, there will be an obvious warning that you might not like it! You get the idea! Also, any external link I may add to this site will not, to my knowledge, be a link to anything malicious or illegal. At the time of posting links the link will have been checked by me for legality and safety. If a particular page/site changes/is hijacked after I've posted a link to it ( i.e it has the same URL but different content than that to which i liniked originally) then I accept no responsibility for that. I will, however, periodically check my website for things such as this.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to me using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I won't use your personal information to send you promotional information or any other bollocks like that. I hate it when people do that! I might, however, send you a friendly catch-up email after a few months of conversational inactivity just to enquire if you need my services again, or if I can be of any help in any way.