Privacy Policy

I, Kate Patterson, am the data controller for the website KatePatterson.co.uk and I am responsible for your personal data.

When you contact me via the contact form, you will not be anonymous to me and I will store your information to enable me to deliver my services. Such information will be your name and email address and any information you may add in the contact form when you contact me.

Technical Data may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time-zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site.

I will only use your personal data when and in the manner legally permitted. The most common uses of your personal data are where I need to provide my services to you pursuant to you contacting me or asking me to engage you as a client. I will only use the data where it is necessary for my legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests, or where I need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

Generally, I do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending marketing communications to you. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by emailing me at info@katepatterson.co.uk.

I process your personal data to register you as a new client, and for marketing and communications you have requested.

I may receive personal data about you from Google analytics. I require all third parties to whom I transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. I only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with my instructions.

I have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. I limit access to your personal data to those who need to know such data and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

I have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where I am legally required to do so.

I use standard industry practices, including encryption, passwords, and physical security to protect your personal information.

Third parties may attempt to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. I work hard to protect your transmissions and private communications. To that end, this site is protected under an SSL certificate and encrypted under HTTPS.

I will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which I collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, I consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which I process your personal data and whether I can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances I may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case I may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to request access to your personal data, request correction of your personal data, request erasure of your personal data, object to processing of your personal data, request restriction of processing your personal data, request transfer of your personal data, or withdraw consent. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email me at info@katepatterson.co.uk

Such requests do not incur a fee but I may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, I may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

I may need to request specific information from you to help me confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. I may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up my response.

I state that I try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take me longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, I will notify you and keep you updated.

If you have concerns over any aspect of how I collect and use your data, you may complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. However, please contact me first if you do have a complaint so that I can try to resolve any issues for you.

I will not disclose your details to any third party without your prior consent, unless I have to comply with laws or legal proceedings, or to protect the rights, property, or my safety or others, including disclosure in connection with fraud protection and credit risk reduction or in connection with the sale of the business or assets or purchases of another business.

I will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes or otherwise, and I only use your information as described in this Privacy Policy.