PRIVACY STATEMENT

The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now require a clear and unambiguous statement, by companies and other organisations, about how personal data is collected, stored and processed. The new rules go beyond the previous laws on Data Protection and are designed to give greater protection and rights to EU citizens. To adhere to the new regulations Virtual Ms Friday provides its customers with the following statement on privacy of Personal Data.


IDENTITY OF THE DATA CONTROLLER

The ultimate responsibility for the privacy of our customers’ Personal Data lies with the identified Data Controller, who is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, reference number: ZA546448. The Data Controller is the legal entity representing the organisation which in the case of Virtual Ms Friday is Penny Cooke, who can be contacted at either penny@virtualmsfriday.co.uk or 58 Pebble Drive, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 9RE.


PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED AND RETAINED

When a person or organisation contacts or becomes a customer of Virtual Ms Friday, whether online or by telephone, Personal Data about the applicant is requested and used for communication, marketing and administration of their account. The data held consists of the following:
Name
Telephone numbers
Email address
Postal Address

Customers and contacts have the right to know what personal data is being stored and to ask for any errors in their personal data to be corrected. They have a right to ask for data to be erased and for references to them to be forgotten. They may ask for certain aspects of Virtual Ms Friday processing to not be applicable to their personal data. Members may ask for copies of their data to be provided to them in electronic form.

Those customers wishing to exercise any of the above rights should in the first instance write or speak with the Data Officer at penny@virtualmsfriday.co.uk.


USAGE DATA

The Virtual Ms Friday website may make use of statistical tracking via counters and analytics, and thus may know the number of times you visit the website, and your approximate geographical location when visiting it, as indicated by your IP address.


TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA TO THIRD PARTIES

For the purposes of day to day administration and marketing activities of the business, Virtual Ms Friday may use the web-hosting company Fasthosts. Fasthosts provides secure servers to host customer websites.

Each third party has their own Privacy Statement available on their respective website.


COOKIES AND LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Virtual Ms Friday website can use simple cookies – small files of text placed on the visitor’s computer to enhance the experience and functionality of a return visit to the website. The user/visitor is able to control which cookies are acceptable via the settings in the user’s browser. Simple cookies are transient files usually deleted by the browser at the end of a session. Some cookies are persistent and are stored in the user browser and are available to the website when the user visits subsequently.

The Virtual Ms Friday website can contain links to other websites. We cannot be responsible for the functionality of the content of other websites. These websites can ask your browser to store cookies, some of which will be persistent, or even tracking cookies. Some external websites may request personal data in connection with the supply of goods and services and you are advised to be aware of the website’s privacy policy in this respect.

The Virtual Ms Friday website contains functionality to allow visitors to have further information about the use of cookies and the ways to manage them.


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