1.0 OUR CORE BELIEFS REGARDING USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
- User privacy and data protection are human rights
- We have a duty of care to the people within our data
- Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
- We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
2.0 RELEVANT LEGISLATION
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
- UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
This website is compliant with the above legislation (all of which are stringent in nature) meaning that it is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation; set out by many other countries and territories. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation, you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 9.0) for clarification.
3.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Site visitation tracking
We use Google Analytics (GA) to measure what online visitors do on our site. This is the most common analytics tool on the Internet. We use it to look at information such as, which pages are most popular, and the browsers people use. This is a useful service for us, as we aim to keep learning about what makes good user experience and improving that for our visitors. You can find out more here.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 6.0 below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
3.2 Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
4.0 HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
As detailed in section 3.2 above, if you submit a comment to a project that is published on this website some personal information will be stored within our website database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is built on (WordPress). In the near future, we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.
Pseudonymisation is a recent requirement of the GDPR which many web application developers are currently working to fully implement. We are committed to keeping it as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.
5.0 OUR THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0. Google are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
6.0 ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S SERVER
This website is hosted by Aspurian within a Tier 3 Enhanced Data Centre.
This is some of the notable security features the data centre has:
- The Tier 3 Data Centre is specifically constructed to financial sector specifications. On a 3.54 acre site to service virtualisation, co-location, D/R hot desks data storage, data backup and mission-critical IT.
- A highly secure site with gatehouse and security bridge to control access.
- Enhanced security doors.
- Biometric access to private suites
- Disaster Recovery Suites
- Build rooms
7.0 DATA BREACHES
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
8.0 DATA CONTROLLER
The data controller of this website is: TURNEY LANDSCAPES LIMITED 3010954
Whose registered office is: Park Farm, Cranfield Road Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8AS
And whose operating offices are: Turney Landscapes, Park Farm, Cranfield Road, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, MK17 8AS
Turney Landscapes, Waterhall Farm, Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8LF
Turney Landscapes, Unit 12a, New Barns Farm, Raunds, NN9 6HY
9.0 DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Park Farm, Cranfield Road, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, MK17 8AS