Terms and conditions

The following page covers using the Ink Gardener Copywriting website. Before our project begins, I will provide  you with the official Terms and Conditions of working together.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for the website www.inkgardener.co.uk for Ink Gardener Copywriting and Social Media. It governs the privacy of users who choose to use it. It explains how I comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations). This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how I process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA and PECR are adhered to.

It will also explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website to help you understand how I, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. If you have any questions please email me at helen@inkgardener.co.uk

The DPA and GDPR May 2018

I and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. I will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user’s experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer or device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

If you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website to your computer’s hard drive please take the necessary steps in your web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. You can also use the cookie control system if available on your first visit.

Website visitor tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive. This is to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website. It will not store, save or collect personal information.

Downloads and media files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications. I accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites. I advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact and communication

Users contacting me through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. Where I have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, I may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.

External website links and third parties

Although I try to only include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

Shortened URLs

URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to those found on http://bit.ly.

Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding. I cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite my best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk. I cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social media policy and usage

I adopt a Social Media Policy when I conduct myself online. While I may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. I will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with me on social media. There may be instances where this website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.

Consent to communicate

Ink Gardener Copywriting and Social Media is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. I will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you requested. From time to time, I would like to contact you about my products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you.