Cookies & Privacy Policy

Really? Why are you reading this? Tooooo much time on your hands.

Oh well, since you asked….

GDPR

So, you all know about GDPR now right? Well as you’re on this site I guess you’re in business, in which case you really do need to know about it and how it affects you and your budding empire.

Unfortunately, I’m not a lawyer so I’m not going to be able to help you much, but what I can do is explain how I think it affects me and our relationship.

First off, we collect data about users of my website, we consider it an essential part of our business to do so. I explain how we collect data below, but briefly, it entails web forms and cookies.

We use this data for our own use to improve stuff that relates to our business. We don’t sell it to third parties and we never will.

As I explain in my Cookies blurb below, we also use third party services, like Google Adwords, for advertising and this is where things get a bit tricky for us all, but we’ll persevere.

There was a pop-up notice on the first page of this website that you visited, and it asked you to accept use of various cookies. If you said yes to them all then we’ll carry on using your information as we did before. However, if you felt that privacy was more important than seeing our ads, and I wouldn’t blame you, then rest assured we’ll respect your wishes.

Under GDPR you have the right to say “Hey Steve (because I’m the Data Controller), don’t collect stuff about me, and while I’m here what data do you collect? Please delete it all now”. You’d do this by picking up the phone or sending me an email.

As long as it was legal and above board, I’d carry out your wishes as soon as I could practicably do so, and we’d still be friends.

If you get upset with the way you’ve been dealt with, you could even complain about me to the ICO. But I really hope it never comes to that, I don’t want to upset anyone.

Steve Tunnicliffe (me!) is the data controller for Webartifice UK and I’ll be reviewing how we use data regularly. Don’t forget to check back regularly if you can stand the excitement!

Our data policy was last reviewed on the 20/05/2018
We will review it again on the 20/05/2019 or sooner.

Cookies

Yes, we use cookies, and we use Google Analytics and Google remarketing too which also uses cookies, and not in the sweet digestive sort of way. (But not in a super snooping “reds under the beds” sort of way either.) The good old cookie can collect information about you and the pages you visit on our website.  There is nothing sinister in this, we are a marketing company and just like to gather info so that we can improve our service and our website. That said, it can include some identifiable information like an IP address so if you’re uncomfortable with this then we’ve provided some information below to help you disable cookies. You can’t put on weight by letting us use these cookies – they are of the no fat, no carbs variety – a skinny cookie if you like.

We may also use the data to improve our remarketing efforts, so if you start seeing our ads more often you’ll know why. More importantly – it illustrates that remarketing works – so ask us about remarketing!

If you don’t like the sound of this then you can turn cookies off in your browser – use your favourite search engine to find out how.

We also provide cookies at meetings – we promise not to tell if you have one, honest.
Obviously, if you come to many meetings you might put on weight, but that’s not something we can be held responsible for – we won’t force you to eat cookies, ever. These legal guys really like to have everything covered!

Privacy Policy

People, your privacy is important to us, really important.

We gather information about you by using forms on this website and cookies (as explained elsewhere on this page).

We won’t be selling any information that we gather about you to anyone and any information will be kept securely on servers that use very advanced methods of security. Cerebus couldn’t do a better job, probably.

We’ll use this valuable information to provide you with the services you ask and provide direct advertising to you, but other than that its all top secret – just between you, us and our service providers, who are equally paranoid about security.

However, if we are instructed to share information by a court then we’ll have to do this – but honestly, what are you doing if it comes to this? Have a good look at yourself if this applies!

When we say direct advertising, we mean that the information that we gather may be used to serve you ads for our business on third party websites. It’s called remarketing.

We mentioned that we use remarketing and the big G requires that we let you know…

  • An appropriate description of how you’re using remarketing or similar audiences to advertise online.
  • A message about how third-party vendors, including Google, show your ads on sites across the Internet.
  • A message about how third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to your website.
  • Information about how your visitors can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. Alternatively, you can point your visitors to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.

So, remarketing is, as described by the big G…

A feature that lets advertisers reach people who have previously visited their website. Their ads can show to these people when they visit other websites including the Google Display Network or when they search on Google or other search engines using your keywords.

We are the advertiser, you are the visitor and all this works very well. Big pat on the back all around team.

It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who might have completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to get in touch. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Webartifice website. Of course, as you would expect, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy, current law and Google’s privacy policy (or other service providers privacy policy). So many policies!

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

Follow their links to learn about the other stuff, but its all pretty boring. We think that you’ll like our ads, they might inject a bit of humour into something that can, frankly, be a bit dull. But, hey, if you don’t want to see them then that’s fine with us! Just follow the instructions above for a ad free world. Although given what this site is about we think that would be a bit odd.

Well, I think that’s everything covered. Any questions; contact us at the usual address. Don’t ask boring questions though, try to spice it up a bit.