PRIVACY POLICY

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires any personal data held by a business to have the consent of the individual and only be kept for the purposes of that business.

 

1. What information do we collect?

Guiding Paws collects and stores the following personal information

  • Your name

  • Your address

  • Your landline & mobile telephone number

  • Email address

We collect information from you when you register for a newsletter, book a course, respond to a survey or communication such as email, or participate in another site feature. When ordering or registering, we may ask you for the information listed above. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

 

Like many websites, we use ‘cookies’ to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the ‘Do we use 'cookies?’ section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

2. How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you to send course & workshop information and to allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

 

If you have opted-in to receive our newsletter emails, we may send you periodic emails.

If you would no longer like to receive promotional email from us, please refer to the ‘How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?’ section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these emails.

3. How do we protect visitor information?

We use some third-party products to process bookings and emails.  They have responsibility to safeguard your personal information that is held on their cloud-based servers.  Each of these companies have their own privacy policies and you can read these via the links below:

  • JotForm – when booking any course, workshop or seminar with Guiding Paws, you will be automatically re-directed to the JotForm website to complete the booking form information.  Your information will be held on the JotFom servers. Guiding Paws will download the information and store the details on their Microsoft One-Drive cloud server and/or transfer it to our MailChimp account.

  • MailChimp – stores the mailing databases for Guiding Paws.  It is used to send emails to customers and the monthly newsletter.  All emails include a link for the recipient to unsubscribe at any time if they wish.

  • Wix – holds and hosts the www.guidingpaws.co.uk website.

The third-party companies and Guiding Paws implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured, could-based servers and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.

4. Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

 

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

 

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Google Chrome, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

5. Do we disclose personal information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advanced notice, except as described below.

 

The term ‘outside parties’ does include visiting trainers and speakers. It does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Visiting trainers & speakers are only provided with your name and information related to your dog if this is appropriate.  This is given to assist the trainers & speakers in providing a quality service.  They are not permitted to pass this information to other parties.

6. How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?

Guiding Paws promotional emails include ‘Unsubscribe’ links, so you can change your settings easily at any time. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production.

7. Third Party Links

To provide you with increased service, we have included third-party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).  Details of these third-party companies (including links) can be found in paragraph 3 above.

9. Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

© 2016 by Karen Backhouse, Guiding Paws

01206 822395 or 07803 591658  /  karen@guidingpaws.co.uk

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