Last updated 13 February 2022
Our contact details
Name: Edmund Blunden website
E-mail: [email protected]
We are committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of our visitors when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.
This policy sets out how we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us through our website. We confirm that we will keep your information secure and that we will comply fully with all applicable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation and regulations. Please read the following carefully to understand what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us, or that we collect from you when you visit this site
Types of information we may collect from you
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information about individuals who visit and use our website:
Information you supply to us. You may supply us with information about you when you submit our contact/enquiry form. The information you give us may include your name and e-mail address.
Information our website automatically collects about you. With regard to each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect information including the following:
· technical information, including a truncated and anonymised version of your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system and platform;
· information about your visit, including what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got to the site (including
date and time); page response times, length of visit, what you click on, documents downloaded and download errors.
How we get the personal information and why we have it
Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you when you submit an enquiry using our contact form
We do not share this information with other organisations or individuals.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis we rely on for processing this information is:
Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting [email protected]
How we store your personal information
The information you share when you submit an enquiry using our contact form goes straight to our email system where it is securely stored.
We keep your name and email address for up to one year, unless you specifically agreed it can be longer. We will then dispose your information by deleting any email correspondence we have had with you.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to make a request.
What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. Your web browser sends these cookies back to the website that set them on each subsequent visit so that they can make the website work more efficiently, as well as provide useful information such as how you are using the website.
Generally our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name or email address.
Cookies are either referred to as session or persistent, depending on how long they are used:
· Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
· Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser is closed for a set period of time which is specified by the cookie.
How cookies are used on the Edmund Blunden website?
The main purposes for which cookies are used are as follows:
· Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential to the running of the website. These cookies do not gather information about you.
· Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. They may also show us which email or web page visitors clicked through from in order to visit our website.
· Analytics cookies. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors access and use our site. This is used to monitor performance, for reporting, and for providing data that will influence the improvements made to the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of people visiting the
site, their gender and age, how many pages they looked at, what pages they visited and how long they stayed.
Controlling, turning off and deleting cookies
Most cookies can be controlled from the settings within your browser. You can:
· See individual cookies along with their expiry date, and delete them if you choose.
· Block third party cookies (or ask not to be tracked).
· Block all cookies.
· Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
If you choose to block all cookies, many websites will not work properly, and functionality may break. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website for this reason. Please take a look at the ‘settings’ or ‘support’ section for your browser.
How we use information we automatically collect about you
We will use this information:
· to administer our site including troubleshooting and statistical purposes;
· to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
· security and debugging as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.
This information is collected anonymously and is not linked to information that identifies you as an individual.
We use Google Analytics to track this information. Find out how Google uses your data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
How to complain
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at [email protected]
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113 ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk