General Data Protection Regulation
Basis in law
The lawful basis for the collection, storage and handling of your data by herartstorytalks.com is that it is necessary for the performance of this website. This site uses functional cookies and similar technologies to improve your experience. In addition, your personal data is processed in order to present and promote Her Art-Story talks, in a reliable and secure manner. When using the herartstorytalks.com website, you agree that you are aware of the data practices that are explained here.
Using this website
The Her Art-Story website is hosted by WordPress. Their use and protection of your information is governed by their privacy policies and terms. When you visit any WordPress site, functionality collects, uses and handles your personal data. This non-personally identifiable information can include the type of browser and device you use to access the site, location, access time, language preference, the web page you visited before coming to the site, and identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information. Some plugins and third-party software store your information too. WordPress.com collects this data to better understand how its visitors use its website. They occasionally publish non-personally identifiable information in reports on trends and website usage.
WordPress also collects potentially personally-identifiable information, like an ID number or IP address. Though WordPress does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors. And does not disclose such information, unless required to by law. All information collected on WordPress.com is handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.
International transfers of your personal data
Herartstorytalks.com hosted on WordPress.com is accessible from anywhere in the world, so your data may be stored and processed outside of the European Union, on thousands of servers in different data centres in the United States and other locations globally. The laws in some of locations are currently not considered to meet the same legal standards of protection for Personal Data as set out under Data Protection Law.
Problems do occasionally happen, but the network is designed so that sites and site security continue working even when servers or parts of the network fail. Outages are rare and short. The data is transferred using secure connections that use encryption methods to secure the connection between a user’s browser and the server. This makes it hard for hackers to eavesdrop on the connection. Each server assembles the data automatically; this helps with safeguarding and administering. Each third party uses a variety of legal mechanisms and contracts. All parties that play a part in handling your data, regardless of their geographical location, must abide by GDPR regulations.
How herartstorytalks.com uses your information
As the owner of a cloud-based site hosted on WordPress.com Her Art-Story collects a mix of non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information. Information that can include your name, address, analytics, traffic log and cookie data is used to manage and develop herartstorytalks.com and provide you with the best experience at the highest quality possible.
Personal Data may also be collected from social media accounts you link to herartstorytalks.com eg Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It is good practice to look at the privacy policies of websites that link to this website so that you are aware of how other websites collect, use and share your information. Her Art-Story is in no way responsible for the content or privacy policies on websites outside of herartstorytalks.com.
Her Art-Story will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent. Her Art-Story will only share your personal information, without notice, if required to by law or if it is believed that the action is essential in order to:
• Follow the law or comply with any legal action relating to the website.
• Safeguard Her Art-Story speakers, participants and mailing list.
• Safeguard the rights and property of Her Art-Story.
If you have expressed interest in Her Art-Story by subscribing to the Her Art-Story mailing list, or by using the email on the Homepage your personally identifiable information is used to keep you informed. This information may include your name, email address and telephone number. Her Art-Story will also use this personal data to respond and fulfil any requests you may have regarding talks and events.
For marketing purposes, this personally identifiable information may also be used to provide direct marketing communications about what Her Art-Story is doing, as well as talks and events that may be of interest to you.
If you do not want to receive emails from Her Art-Story, simply email your request and your details will be removed from the records.
Cookies and similar technologies
A cookie is a small data file generated by a website and saved in your web browser. Its job is to remember information about you for the next time you visit. Cookies store and manage your preferences, control content and gather analytics. This is common practice across the web and apps. There are four types of cookie:
• strictly necessary cookies;
• performance cookies;
• functional cookies;
• cookies for marketing purposes.
Strictly necessary cookies allow you to move around a website and are essential for the website to function properly and cannot be disabled without severely affecting the usability of the website. The law does not require consent to use these cookies and they are always placed in your browser when you use a website.
Performance cookies assemble information about how you use a website. For example, the domain name of the website you visited before and the duration of your visit. These cookies do not collect identifiable data.
Functionality cookies remember choices you made, preferences and customisable options, like text size and fonts. They can also provide services you have requested, like sending a contact form. This data cannot be used to track how your browser is used on other websites. It can be anonymised.
Targeting and advertising cookies observe trends in your browsing and offer interest-based target advertising. They can control how ads are shown to you and measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. They log visited websites and share this data with other organisations, like advertisers. These can only be used with website operator’s permission.
Google Analytics Cookies
Herartstorytalks.com uses strictly necessary cookies to help you move around this website, provide functionality and improve performance. None of the cookies in use by this website save any of your personal data. Any personal data that these cookies collect is anonymised before being used for any other purpose, you are not tracked personally, and your browsing activity on other websites is not monitored.
You can disable or turn off cookies at any time. It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or stop it accepting cookies from a particular site. Remember, if you do turn off cookies, certain features may not work as originally intended. Most recent browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the Preferences menu of your browser.
Securing your information
Her Art-Story assures you that every effort is taken to protect your personal information from use or disclosure that hasn’t been authorised. And endeavours to protect your personal data from being accessed by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. Her Art-Story takes all reasonable steps to protect personal data from external threats such as malicious software or hacking. And secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers that are in a safe environment, and that are controlled and protected from access that can’t be arranged, used or disclosed.
However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers – the security of all data (including personal data) sent cannot be fully guaranteed.
Under the GDPR compliance, if this website experiences a data breach of any kind, Her Art-Story must notify you of the breach within 72 hours of first becoming aware of a breach.
Your personal data rights
You have control over your personal information and how it is collected, used and shared. You have a right to:
• access your personal data;
• restrict or object to the processing of your personal data;
• object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing;
• erase or delete this information;
• withdraw consent to personal data processing;
• change or correct this information.
This website does not store your personal data. You can, however, request that Her Art-Story erase the personal data held. This does not include any data Her Art-Story is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You can opt out of receiving emails at any time by emailing email@example.com. Her Art-Story will stop sending these emails immediately.
Retaining and deleting personal data
Your personal data is only retained for as long as you have a relationship with Her Art-Story, as is necessary to perform its obligations to you (or to enforce or defend contract claims), or as is required by applicable law.
When you use the Her Art-Story website or make contact via the website, your personal data is used only for the purpose of your enquiry and retained only for as long as you permit. If you ask, your information will be deleted immediately.
Personal Data no longer needed by Her Art-Story is securely disposed of and/or anonymised, so you can no longer be identified from it.
Questions and comments
Your privacy is respected and hopefully this gives you reassurance, however, if you think that Her Art-Story has not abided by this policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries about this website or Her Art-Story talks and events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the Homepage.
Data protection officers:
Laura Moreton-Griffiths and Matt Roberts